Keep up with the latest parish happenings.
July 11 "Presence," by composer Joseph Diebes, a concert piece/conceptual installation for a 16-piece phantom chamber orchestra.
July 18 "Dances for Buildings," by choreographer Rika Burnham, created around the urban architecture of Hudson Square.
July 25 "Still Sounds Run Deep," by Paul Nash & the Manhattan New Music Project, an interactive collaboration between musicians, passers by, ambient sounds, and public space.Read more
A leading association of Nigerian Christians is calling for the country's constitution to be strengthened to reinforce religious liberty in Nigeria.
Saidu Dogo, the secretary general of the Northern Nigeria chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), made the call at a public meeting in Kaduna on 30 June organized by a presidential committee reviewing the constitution.
CAN is an umbrella body for Nigeria's Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.
The experiment in alternative worship going on at St. Paul's Chapel in downtown Manhattan does not simply "jazz up" services-- it also gives parishioners an opportunity to keep their faith focused and relevant.
The project, which is now halfway through a six-week pilot stage involving Eucharist on Monday evenings, seeks to remake the traditional church service with modern music, language, and technology.
The Rev. Lyndon Harris, the priest in charge of the experiment, says theRead more
The Grants Program of the Parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street, has turned down a $146,000 grant request from the Episcopal Church in Rwanda, citing the role of three Rwandan bishops in “actively working to promote schism within the Episcopal Church in the United States.”
The decision was conveyed in a letter from Trinity’s program associate for the Global South, Judith M. Gillespie, to the Rev. Martin Nzaramba, co-ordinator of the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program ofRead more
Religion writer Susan Erdey offers this guide to a new territory, where theology and science are separated by a mere cutting edge.
Since Descartes, Western science has had as its byword cogito, ergo sum: I think, therefore I am. But recent research into the nature and definition of human being, including experiments in artificial intelligence, may be turning Descartes on his head. Relatio, ergo sum—I relate, therefore I am—may be closer to the truth of defining humanness than weRead more
Garrison Keillor, host of the popular public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion, shared thoughts on comedy and the Gospel in Trinity Church this Spring in Trinity Television’s series, The Real Bottom Line. Some extracts...
I did not get into comedy for any high-flown reasons. I got into it because it was a way to attract attention, and because it gave you some power over people. I once told a joke to a boy in the school cafeteria that made tapioca pudding come out bothRead more
The process of deciding whether to declare Mother Teresa a saint has moved a step forward with the conclusion in India of the crucial first stage.
A solemn ceremony held on 15 August at St Mary's Church in Calcutta marked the end of a two-year diocesan inquiry into the "life, virtues and reputation of sanctity" of Mother Teresa, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), who died 4 years ago.
During the service, led by Archbishop Henry D'Souza of Calcutta, more than 35,Read more
Moscow, 22 August (ENI) -- Ten years after the coup attempt that triggered the end of Soviet communism, Russia's president has said that his country needs to seek its inspiration from its Christian roots.
"Without Christianity, without the Orthodox faith and culture which sprang from it, Russia would have hardly existed as a state," said President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Solovetsky monastery, on the Solovki Islands, part of Russia's northern White Sea archipelago.Read more
The Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street is embarking on a major new mission initiative, a "Spiritual Formation Summit", in which lay and ordained leaders of the Episcopal Church will be introduced to the latest and the best methods of empowering the spiritual development of individuals and congregations.
The summit will be held next April 22 to 26 at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. It will feature keynote speakers including Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, DeanRead more
100 years after Tolstoy's excommunication, the Church has no wish to re-examine the novelist's views, reports Andrei Zolotov of Ecumenical News International from Moscow.
A hundred years after it excommunicated Leo Tolstoy, the Russian Orthodox Church has ignored a plea by his great-great-grandson, Vladimir Tolstoy, to reconsider the writings and reflections of the famous novelist.
Vladimir Tolstoy, director of Leo Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana estate museum, told ENI this weekRead more