Holy Week services – Semana Santa

Below is a listing of our Holy Week services, described in English and Spanish. Note that Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday are combined bilingual services.

PALM SUNDAY, March 20 at 11:00am – Palm Sunday Liturgy with Blessing of Palms, Procession, and Passion Narrative (BILINGUAL). 

HOLY TUESDAY, March 22 at 10:30am – The Cathedral: Mass of Collegiality. 

HOLY WEDNESDAY, March 23 at 11:30am – Holy Eucharist (said in English). 

MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 24 at 6:30pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy: Institution of the Lord’s Supper, Footwashing. Stripping of the Altars (BILINGUAL). 

GOOD FRIDAY, March 25: 

  • 11:00am – Good Friday Liturgy, Adoration of the Cross, Communion of the Pre-Sanctified. 
  • 1:00pm – Meditation with Music, Stations of the Cross.  

EASTER DAY SERVICES, March 27th: 

  • 10:00am – Solemn Liturgy with Baptism
    (in English). 
  • 12:00 Noon – Mass of the Resurrection (in Spanish).

SEMANA SANTA

Dia de Ramos, 20 de marzo a las 11h – Bendición de las palmas y Procesión. Misa con Pasion (Bilingue). 

Martes santo, 22 de marzo a las 10:30h – La Catedral. Misa de fraternidad. 

Miércoles santo, 23 de marzo a las 11:30 Misa (en ingles).

Jueves santo, 24 de marzo a las 18:30h – Liturgia con institución de la eucaristía, lavatorio de pies, desvestir los altares (Bilingue).

Viernes santo, 25 de marzo a las 11h – Liturgia solemne con adoración
de la Cruz, y Comunión reservada. Música y meditación a las 13h. Via Crucis (Bilingue).  

Misas de Pascua: 27 de marzo: 

  • 10h – Misa Solemne (en ingles). 
  • 12h – Misa de la Resurreción (en español).

Reredos Repair Preparation

The beautiful reredos mosaic showing Christ the King returning in glory, surrounded by angels, is aging and is in need of cleaning and repair. In preparation, J&R Lamb Studios – the artists who originally crafted it in 1902 – have taken some photos showing some close-ups of necessary repairs. Click the image below to view in more detail:

Glass and plaster mosaic angels repair needed

Close-up photos of some details of the mosaic that need repair.

Ash Wednesday services and Lent

This Wednesday, February 10th, we have services for Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes at 11:30am (said) and at 6:30pm (with music). Both services are bilingual. Please join us as we begin the season of Lent. 

We also will begin our Lenten program on Friday, February 12th, at 6:30pm with Stations of the Cross, as well as a light supper. The program each Friday in Lent this year is “Walking in the footsteps of Jesus: Baptism, Temptation, and Healing Ministry.”

Christmas services!

Our upcoming Christmas services are as follows:
Christmas Eve Solemn Mass at 6:30pm.
Christmas Day – Said Eucharist at 11:00am.
Christmas I, Sunday, December 27 – 10:00am Sung Eucharist; 12:00 noon Eucaristía, with a community carol sing.

We hope to see you! But wherever you are, have a blessed and merry Christmas!

Tour St. Edward’s on Sacred Space Open House weekend, May 16-17

St. Edward’s will be participating in this year’s New York Landmarks Conservancy event: Sacred Space Open House Weekend.
Each spring, congregations throughout the State open their doors so neighbors can experience first-hand the art, architecture, and history of New York’s sacred sites. Visitors also learn about the social and cultural programming these religious institutions provide their communities.
This year’s Open House Weekend, “Celebrating New York’s Diverse Houses of Worship,” will be Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17. The Church of St. Edward the Martyr will be open for visitors on Saturday, May 16, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, then again on Sunday, May 17, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Volunteers from the parish will be hosting and providing tours of the church. Of course, as always, visitors are also welcome at our Sunday services – 10:00 AM in English, and 12:00 noon in Spanish.

You can also see more at our Facebook event for Open House Weekend.

Holy Week Services

Please join us for observance of Holy Week. The services during Holy Week were/are as follows:

Wednesday, March 25th, 11:30 am: The Feast of the Annunciation – Holy Eucharist

Sunday, March 29th, 11:00 am: Palm Sunday – Palm Procession and Bilingual Mass

Thursday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday – The Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars and Sanctuary, One Hour Vigil

Friday, April 3rd, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Good Friday – Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Devotions before the Cross
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Musical meditation and Stations of the Cross

Sunday, April 5th: Easter Day

  • 10:00 am: Festal Eucharist with Holy Baptism
  • 12:00 pm: Misa de Pascua con Primera Comunion

 

Ash Wednesday and Lent

On Ash Wednesday, February 18th (the first day of Lent), there will be a service for Imposition of Ashes and Penitential Liturgy  at 11:30 AM and again at 6:30 PM.

Also, every Friday evening at 6:30 PM throughout the season of Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross, followed by a Lenten supper and Biblical meditation.

Feast of All Souls and Día de los Muertos observance

On November 2nd, St. Edward’s observed the Feast of All Souls and Día de los Muertos. We had guest musicians, a combined bilingual service at 11 am, and a big church potluck lunch afterwards to celebrate the memory of our loved ones. Many parishioners came with photos of their loved ones to place on the altar, despite some difficulties navigating the streets with the NYC Marathon in full swing. Photo are available here.