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The Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, has accepted an invitation to appear at Trinity Institute's 34th National Conference, “Benedictine Spirituality in the Contemporary World."
He will join authors Joan Chittister and Kathleen Norris on the speaker roster.
Widely considered one of the Anglican Communion’s leading theologians, Williams was recently reported by The Times of London to be one of two nominees to replace Archbishop George Carey when heRead more
By the Rev. Lyndon Harris
The poet said “…mid-winter spring is its own season.” The period spanning from the terrorists attacks until today is its own season. It’s an odd season lasting 260 days. Although the calendars will tell us it has taken us through 3 seasons—fall, winter, and spring—many of us have no recollection of these changes. We just got up, day after day, dressed accordingly, and went about the monumental task of making sense out of absurdity, ofRead more
By Nathan Brockman
With two 12-hour shifts comprising a day at St. Paul’s Chapel, it is estimated that volunteers have logged 14,000 shifts since September in the service of ground-zero’s workers -- at the height of activity serving some 3,000 meals a day. In the coming days, the last meals will be served, the last feet will be cared for, and the last interaction between doting volunteers and ground-zero workers will take place inside the chapel’s walls. A memorable one came duringRead more
St. Paul's Chapel, the downtown chapel of Trinity Church, Wall Street, which has been operating an around-the-clock relief ministry for recovery workers at the World Trade Center site, will hold a final public service of thanksgiving at the chapel on Wednesday, May 29, at 12 noon.
The service will honor the recovery workers and the volunteers who have ministered to them for the past eight months. Normally closed to the public and the press, the chapel will be open to all.
By Nathan Brockman
In honor of his “leadership and courage” on September 11, 2001, the Episcopal Diocese of New York on May 6 honored former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani with the Fiorello LaGuardia Public Service Award for Valor and Leadership in a Time of Global Crisis. The award was presented at the fifth annual Law Day observance. Evensong was held at St. Paul’s Chapel, which adjoins the trade-center site, and which has served as a sanctuary for groundRead more
By Kathryn Soman
On Tuesday, May 7, at a luncheon in Trinity’s Parish Hall, the Rev. Peter Gomes, one of contemporary America’s most celebrated preachers, reflected on and signed copies of his new book, The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need , an exploration of what it means today to pursue and, sometimes, fail to live a moral life.
Direct from a taping of the "Charlie Rose" television show, Gomes captivated his audience, arguing that theRead more
By Nathan Brockman
If Walter Wink had his way, the time-honored Episcopalian practice of prayer-mumbling would be replaced by angry, impolite commands that give God precisely what God wants. He detailed his “persistent” prayer at Trinity’s Spiritual Formation Summit.
Walter Wink, professor of Biblical interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary, got off to a “jumpstart” in his healing ministry: on his first try, he prayed over a woman’s uterineRead more
On Trinity Sunday, May 26, the annual Parish Picnic will be held in the north churchyard. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and cold sodas will be on the menu.
This is a great opportunity to introduce prospective new members to the Trinity family in a relaxed setting. Bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you all there.
Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost, is a joyous celebration, embracing God in all three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It brings full circleRead more
NEWLY ELECTED: Marian Toy and Gregory Bryant.
RE-ELECTED: Shirley Jackman, Pat Caldwell, Roy Watson, Carol Zacharias, Scott Morrison, and Damaris Nunez.
OFFICERS: Evelyn Moss, President; and Pat Caldwell, Vice President.
ALREADY SERVING: Lorna Nembhard, Joyce deJorna, Ted Clemens III, Oliva George, Dan Porter and Beverly Clinton.
Lower Manhattan Inter-Parish Council (IPC) Delegates
Ernesto Forbes and Walter OerlemansRead more
Sunday, May 19 is the Feast of Pentecost and the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Sisk, Bishop of New York, will be coming to Trinity Church for an episcopal visitation.
He will preach and celebrate at both the 9am and the 11:15am services. At the later service, both children and adults will be baptized and confirmed.
Father Milton Williams has been preparing the youth for their confirmation, working with them and their sponsors. Mother Gay Silver has facilitated the adult inquirers' class,Read more