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The Rev. Lyndon Harris, associate for ministry at St. Paul's Chapel, is leaving the parish to complete his doctoral studies at New York's General Theological Seminary.

Fr. Harris has been with us since 2001, when he was making jazz and movies into theological fare at St. Paul's.

After the destruction of the World Trade Center, Fr. Harris helped lead the ministry to rescue and recovery personnel. The September 11 attacks forced the cancellation of the ministry to young people

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A Parish Arts Committee has been formed at Trinity. This group of pairshioners and staff is putting together a calendar of varied cultural offerings taking place through the summer and fall in New York. The offerings run the gamut of film, jazz and symphonic concerts, opera, ballet, and of course baseball. Some events require the purchase of tickets in advance but many will be free or available at low cost. The first event takes place on Saturday June 8 with the 2:15 p.m. showing of the

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Join us for a weekend of quiet prayer and reflection ahead of Advent and Christmas, far from the city's noise and activity, on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River.

This year's Fall Retreat will take place from Friday November 22 until Sunday November 24 at the Holy Cross Monastery at West Park, New York. The cost is $150. Call Janine
McHale at (212) 602-0739.

Friday November 1, at 6 pm we will remember our faithful departed at a Parish Requiem. Following the homily, the Necrology of the Parish will be read, memorializing parishioners and other loved ones now deceased. To submit names to be read, call the Congregational Office at (212) 602-0800.

The service will feature the Trinity Choir's performance of the "Officium Defunctorum," of 1605 by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). It is "an exquisitely beautiful unaccompanied setting of the

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Trinity Parish launched its 2003 stewardship drive with a three-course Harvest Brunch on Sunday October 20, addressed by a guest speaker.

The Rev. Richard Sloan, stewardship officer of the Diocese of New York, told parishioners that "God needs every single nickel that every one of us will ever have."

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Crowds have gathered at the fence, called on a different occasion by The Times , a "pilgrimage" site. Photo: John Allen

What should be the fate of the memorial to 9-11 victims outside St. Paul's Chapel?

The New York Times has published

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The Affirming Catholicism movement will be introduced at a lunchtime service and meeting at Trinity Church on Wednesday October 30.

Bishop David Stancliffe of Salisbury, England, president of Affirming Catholicism in the United Kingdom, will deliver a homily at Trinitys noon Eucharist, followed by a lunchtime address entitled: Introducing Affirming Catholicism: the new Catholic movement in the Anglican Communion.

Affirming Catholicism was launched at a conference in London in

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The Parish of Trinity Church paid tribute to the
Rev. Lyndon Harris, associate for ministry at St.
Paul's Chapel, on Tuesday October 8, ahead of Fr.
Harris's return to the General Theological
Seminary, New York, to complete his doctoral
studies.

Lyndon Harris
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Parish leaders are lobbying the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to make St. Paul's Chapel, a religious and civic icon built in 1766, the eastern focus of the memorial site, according to the Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Vicar of the parish.

The new sight line to St. Paul's Chapel
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On the weekend of September 19-22, 2002, over ten thousand people visited St. Paul's Chapel to view the exhibit chronicling the ministry that took place there during the eight months following the WTC attack on September 11, 2001.

The exhibit, put together by Trinity's Design Department and directed by Lynn Brewster, is composed of photos, artifacts, stories and prayers documenting the diversity of ministries offered to the Ground Zero workers. It speaks eloquently of the human

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