Keep up with the latest parish happenings.

Trinity Church is installing new lighting, completing the first phase of a two-part lighting project.

The new fixtures include 14 lights at ground-level and four mounted on 16-foot light poles to illuminate the steeple area on the Broadway side of the church. In addition, a dimming system has been installed inside the church.

According to Mike Borrero, church properties manager for Trinity, the interior dimming system will provide variable lighting for both church services

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Trinity Church will hold an Epiphany Eucharist on Monday, January 6 at 6 pm, followed by the Twelfth Night Festivities dinner theater in the parish hall at 7 pm.

We will also formally inaugurate the new exterior lighting, as part of our celebration of the light of God coming to all the world. For the first time, the complete steeple will be illuminated.

The Epiphany service will feature music from the middle ages performed on authentic period instruments - shawms, sackbuts,

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By Nathan Brockman

While residents and workers in lower Manhattan go about their daily routine, out-of-town visitors gather in packs along Church Street, craning their necks to imagine where the towers were. Tour operators snake larger groups through the crowds while vendors sell 9-11 trinkets.

If the pattern holds, four million people will visit Ground Zero over the next year. Nearly a third will enter St. Paul's Chapel, challenging clergy with a flock

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Important speakers have joined two pioneering Spiritual Formation Conferences to be held at Camp Allen, Texas, and the Kanuga Conference Center, North Carolina, next Spring.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and conference attendees in celebration after worship at the first Spiritual Formation conference, Kanuga, North Carolina.
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Sunday, December 22
Advent Service of Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist

11:15 am Trinity Church

Christmas Eve
First Eucharist of Christmas with Carols
4 pm St. Paul's Chapel

Choral Prelude by the Trinity Choir
"A Traditional English Christmas"

9:30 pm Trinity Church
featuring performances from their best-selling NAXOS Christmas CD and Congregational carol singing

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The grantmaking arm of the Parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street, has appointed a new staff member with long experience in the field of spiritual formation and development to guide parishes and institutions seeking support for their work in the field.

The Rev. Dr. Ann Roberts Winsor, an Episcopal priest, teacher and academic who has also been a spiritual director for twenty years, is the new Program Associate for Spiritual Formation and Development in the Trinity Grants program

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A recent New York Times article describes the challenge facing the Parish of Trinity Church in “shaping St. Paul’s Chapel as a national shrine.”

The article looks at the transition at St. Paul’s in the post-September 11 era, alluding to debate within the parish over the relief effort to recovery workers that ended last May.

The article is found here.

On December 12, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players will perform "in living tribute" to their leader, Jens Nygaard, who died with bone cancer in 2001.


Musicians will honor their
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The sermon below was delivered on the first Sunday of Advent, 2002, by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, executive assistant to the Rector of Trinity Church.--Eds.

Sun will fade out, moon cloud over. Stars fall out of the sky, cosmic powers tremble. And then they’ll see the Son of Man enter in grand style, his Arrival filling the sky—no one will miss it! He’ll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole . . . . When you see all

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On the three Thursdays of Advent, beginning December 5, you can learn to pray the office of Evensong, one of the glories of our Anglican heritage.

“Advent Evensong at Trinity” will be sung entirely by the congregation using simple chants for the psalms and hymnal settings for the two canticles. Join Dr. Owen Burdick at 5.15 pm on December 5, 12 and 19 for these special services.

Posted on Congregational Life November 26, 2002

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