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November 2018

Advent Wreath-making Workshop

Thu, November 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St. James' Church, Manhattan, 865 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10021 United States

Our first festive event of the Advent/Christmas season is a creative evening for ALL ages. We supply the makings for your wreath, including beautifully fresh greens, a straw frame, red berries, and an Advent candle set. Small children need supervision at this event. Seasonal music sets the mood. $25 reserves your wreath. Supper is served at an additional $5 cost.

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December 2018

Advent Quiet Day: Mary in Our Music

Sat, December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Manhattan, 316 E. 88th St.
New York, NY 10128 United States

"Mary in Our Music" will be an Advent Quiet Day that invites us to sing for joy with the Blessed Virgin Mary this season as we look forward to the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas.  Led by the Director of Music, Cleveland Kersh, and the Rector, Father John Beddingfield, our morning will be made up of music, prayer, exploration of scripture and theology, and singing (as we revisit some familiar chants and hymns and also learn some…

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First Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

8am Spoken Rite I liturgy

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First Sunday of Advent – 9am Family Service

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come join us for a children's oriented family service with guitar music. 9:45am - 10:30am Advent Wreath Making in the Newton Community Room

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Sundays in Advent: Adult Christian Education – Now We See Her, Now We Don’t: Visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun, December 23, 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Manhattan, 316 E. 88th St.
New York, NY 10128 United States

Over the ages, people around the world have believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to them, often with specific messages. Famous appearances that remain pilgrimage sites include Fátima, Lourdes, and Medjugorje. Of particular significance to Anglicans are the traditions around Walsingham (Norfolk, England), Yankalilla (South Australia), and increasingly, Guadalupe (Mexico). During Advent we will explore beliefs around the Virgin Mary’s appearance and what these beliefs mean for people today and ask how and where Mary may appear in our lives. 

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First Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Beginning the church year with the chanting of the Great Litany, followed by Eucharist.

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First Sunday of Advent – 10:30am Eucharist with Choir and Organ

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Join Christ Church on December 2nd and Celebrate the first Sunday of Advent at 10;30am with choir and organ.

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Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

Tue, December 4, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Fri, December 21, 2018

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan, 487 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014 United States

This Advent we are again blessed to have works of art to help us explore the mystery of the season while looking back at the history of salvation. We are invited to ponder and reflect on the people who were chosen by God to be part of the family of Jesus.

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Advent “Silent Nights” at St. George’s

Wed, December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 19, 2018

St. George’s Church, Newburgh, 105 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States

For many of us, the month of December is fraught with stress, pressure, obligation, and tension. St. George's Episcopal Church is working to cast off the negativity of these darkest days of the year and reclaim the light and serenity at the heart of December's Advent season by offering a weekly series of "Silent Nights." On three Wednesdays of December—the 5th, 12th, and 19th—St. George’s will be opening its doors to the community for an informal evening of peace, quiet,…

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Advent Services

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 14, 2018

The Church of Our Savior, Manhattan, 48 Henry St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Friday Taize Services

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Quieter Advent Service

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs, Granite Springs Rd.
Granite Springs, NY 10527 United States

Is the “rah-rah” and commercialization of Christmas just too much for you to bear this year? Feeling a little blue? Know someone who is going through a loss? Come yourself and invite others to experience our candlelit Quieter Advent Prayer Service on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs. A simple supper will be served ahead of time. No need to bring anything. Just show up and be nourished in body…

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Advent Retreat — With Bread Baking!

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Redeemer, Manhattan, 7 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128

In the tranquility of the House, step away from the “Countdown to Christmas” frenzy in this seasonal retreat exploring the meaning of Advent. Lead by The Rev’d Canon Lesley Hay, participants will assess their readiness and sense of expectation, anticipation and preparation for the coming of Our Savior through art, meditation, prayer, and the baking of symbolic, traditional bread. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets: $30. Please call to reserve: (212) 289-0399.

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Jazz Vespers for Blue Christmas at Grace Episcopal Church White Plains, NY

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Grace Church – La Gracia, White Plains, 33 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601 United States

Jazz Vespers for Blue Christmas Saturday, December 8 at 5 PM Free Will Offering to Benefit the Organ Fund Jazz Vespers is a service of prayer and meditation to observe Blue Christmas, a time when we acknowledge the "blue" feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God. This time has been called the "long dark night of the soul" and "the winter of our discontent" in which memories of past experiences and the…

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Advent II – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sun, December 9, 2018
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, 325 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022 United States

8 am Eucharist, Rite I, in the Chapel Homily: The Reverend Andrew J. Mullins 9 am Eucharist in the Church Sermon: The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe St. Bart’s Singers lead our songs of praise and sing Vaughan William’s “This is the truth sent from above.” 10 am Kairos Sunday School and Youth Group Join all of our families in room 33 for Gingerbread House making! Then, on December 16 and 23, our 10–11 am hour is reserved for pageant rehearsals.…

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Second Sunday of Advent 8am Rite I Spoken Liturgy

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come join Christ Church as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent at 8am with Rite I Spoken Liturgy

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Second Sunday of Advent 9am Family Service with a visit from St. Nicholas!

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent at the 9am Family Service with guitar music. HOT BREAKFAST Is Served beginning at 9:30am A Visit from St. Nicholas and Photo Opportunity will happen during the Hot Breakfast.

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The Second Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Service of Morning Prayer Rite I

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Second Sunday of Advent 10:30am Liturgy with Choir and Organ

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent at 10:30am with Choir and Organ.

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Litany & Choral Eucharist

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. The Great Litany was the first English language rite prepared by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. At Saint Thomas it is sung at the 11am Eucharist three times a year: the Second Sunday of Advent, the First Sunday in Lent and the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Before it begins, the clergy and choir enter in silence and go to their respective places in the chancel. The Litany then starts with the words…

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Journeying the Way of Love- an Advent/Christmas Study

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, January 6, 2019

The Church of the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians to take up The Way of Love, a rule of life focused on practices for Jesus-Centered Life. This Advent and Christmas season, we will explore these practices through the first two chapters of the gospel of Luke and conversation about our own faith journeys. All are invited to join after coffee hour on Sundays December 9, 16, 30, and Jan. 6. You need not come to each session, and there will also be…

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Gifts of Light: An Advent Collaboration

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Paul's Chapel, Manhattan, Broadway and Fulton Street
New York, NY 10007

“Gifts of Light” is an interactive intergenerational Advent event incorporating performances by the Movement Choir and members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street with opportunities for audience members to create their own visual or written art to present as their own gift of light on the altar. Gifts of Light is created and presented by Trinity’s Congregational Arts Committee in collaboration with Ministries of Trinity.

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Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:40 pm - 5:30 pm
St. George’s Church (Calvary-St. George’s), Manhattan, 4 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003

A New York City Tradition: “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” Click here to find out more.. 3:40 P.M. Prelude 4:00 P.M. Service ASL Interpreters will be provided. A New York City Tradition: “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” As one of New York’s oldest Episcopal churches, The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s is delighted to present the annual “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00 P.M., with a prelude at 3:40…

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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

An afternoon of musical offerings from the works of Benjamin Britten by The Girls' Choir with Alumni of the Choir and members of the Adult and Parish Choirs.

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Messiah Sing with Julian Wachner

Tue, December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Seminary, 440 W 21 St
New York, 10011

In 2017, the New York Times described the performance that Julian Wachner conducted as "perhaps the essential New York 'Messiah'" $30 Tuesday December 11 at 5:30 p.m. at General Seminary Messiah Sing   Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary in Chelsea by singing popular sections of Handel’s Messiah with friends and neighbors, led by Dr. Julian Wachner. We will have a brief warm up and rehearsal followed by the…

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Light in Darkness: Advent Quiet Evening

Wed, December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. James' Church, Manhattan, 865 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10021 United States

Spend an evening at St. James' in reflection and prayer, with meditations led by the Rev. Janet Vincent. The evening will begin with supper at 6:15 p.m, and end with a candlelit service of Compline at 8:15 p.m. Contact the Rev. Eva Suarez to learn more.

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Deepening Our Relationship with God in Advent

Fri, December 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs, Granite Springs Rd.
Granite Springs, NY 10527 United States

Join us for a lovely Rite 3 Eucharist, followed by a simple soup and bread supper. All are invited!

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A Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. A favorite service of the many friends of our parish, the Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols is a shortened version of a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which was designed by Edward White Benson and which we offer at Saint Thomas in 2017 on Sunday, December 17 at 4pm and on Sunday, December 24 at 4pm. Like the longer version, this shorter version brings together lessons from scripture…

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Advent III – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sun, December 16, 2018
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, 325 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022 United States

8 am Eucharist, Rite I, in the Chapel 9 am Eucharist in the Church Music by St. Bart's Singers 10 am The Forum in the Great Hall Journeying the Way of Love —Join St. Bart’s clergy for this Advent series of guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. 11 am Choral Eucharist in the Church Music by St. Bartholomew’s Choir 5 pm Community Eucharist in the Chapel An informal and intimate service, celebrated in our beautiful Chapel

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Third Sunday of Advent 8am Rite I Spoken Liturgy

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church as we Celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent with an 8am Rite I Spoken Liturgy

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Advent III-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Holy Eucharist (spoken service).

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Third Sunday of Advent at 9:00am Family Service

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent at 9:30am Family Service with guitar music

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Christmas Pageant and Eucharist

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
St. Stephen's Church, Armonk, 50 Bedford Rd.
Armonk, NY 10504 United States

The children of St. Stephen's present our annual Christmas Pageant at our 10am Sunday service, including traditional Christmas music. The Eucharist will follow.

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Third Sunday of Advent at 10:30am Rite II with Choir and Organ

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Join Christ Church as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent at 10:30am Rite II with Choir and Organ

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Advent III=Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Holy Eucharist with Hymns.

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Third Sunday of Advent – Hanging of the Greens at 4pm

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come join Christ Church's family as we decorate our beautiful sanctuary and church with greens. A Chili Supper Follows!

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Landmark Service of Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Offered by the Landmark Parishes of Ossining (All Saints' Briarcliff, St. Paul's on the Hill, and Trinity) the service is based on the service begun at King's College, Cambridge, England.

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Compline By Candlelight: Ceremony of Carols

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul's Chapel, Manhattan, Broadway and Fulton Street
New York, NY 10007

The Trinity Youth Chorus presents Ceremony of Carols, Britten’s marvelous setting of ancient Christmas texts that sparkles with the wonder of the season. This annual tradition is a favorite of Trinity audiences.

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A Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols

Wed, December 19, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys A favorite service of the many friends of our parish, the Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols is a shortened version of a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which was designed by Edward White Benson and which we offer at Saint Thomas in 2017 on Sunday, December 17 at 4pm and on Sunday, December 24 at 4pm. Like the longer version, this shorter version brings together lessons from scripture…

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The Blessing of the Crèche & Christmas Pageant

Thu, December 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A service for children and their families, sung by the choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir. This service is specifically designed for children and young families. The choristers will sing carols, accompanied by harp, and the readings and prayers will be read by members of our Sunday School using a children's’ version of the Christmas story. During the service, the figures that make up the Christmas Creche will be brought forward and put in their various places. The Rector will…

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Decorating of the Church!!!! It’s almost Christmas!!

Sat, December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church's family as we continue to decorate our church with Candles, Poinsettias, Christmas Trees, Garlands and such for the great celebration of Christmas! All are welcome!

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Advent IV – Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sun, December 23, 2018
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, 325 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022 United States

8 am Eucharist, Rite I, in the Chapel 9 am Eucharist in the Church St. Bart’s Singers lead our songs of praise 10 am The Forum in the Great Hall Journeying the Way of Love —Join St. Bart’s clergy for this Advent series of guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. 11 am Choral Eucharist in the Church Guest preacher: The Reverend Stephanie Sellers Music by St. Bartholomew’s Choir 5 pm Community Eucharist in the Chapel An informal and intimate service,…

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 8am Rite I Spoken Liturgy

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come join Christ Church as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 8am with Rite I Spoken Liturgy

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Advent IV-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Holy Eucharist (spoken service).

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 9am Family Service with guitar music

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church at 9am for a Family Service with Guitar Music

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Service of Morning Prayer Rite I, lead by Deacon Dorothee Caulfield

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Festival of Lessons & Carols

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, New Hamburg, 37 Point St.
New Hamburg, NY 12590 United States

All are welcome to join us at our annual Festival of Lessons and Carols!

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 10:30am Advent Lessons & Carols with Eucharist

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Come Join Christ Church as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 10:30am with Advent Lessons & Carols during the 10:30am liturgy. Choir and Organ

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Choral Eucharist (for Advent 4)

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

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Advent IV-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Holy Eucharist with hymns.

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Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Mon, December 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. At the beginning of this service, the lights are lowered and the people stand. The choir begins to sing Once in royal David's city from the back of the nave. At the third verse, the congregation joins in singing and the choir and clergy process down the center aisle to the chancel. The Rector gives the Bidding and the congregation says the Lord's Prayer and then the service beautifully proceeds in a…

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December 2019

December 1 – World AIDS Day Service First Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

On Advent I we will commemorate World AIDS Day in Readings and Song.  A portion of the AIDS Quilt from Washington D.C. will be hung in our chapel, which will be open during the month of December for prayer, meditation & special services. Dec 1 - First Sunday of Advent. World AIDS Day Service at 10:30am Advent Wreath making 9:45 to 10:30am – Newton Community Room

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Advent Sunday High Mass

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan, 119 E. 74th St.
New York, NY 10021 United States

Traditional Anglo-Catholic High Mass, our professional choir sings Antonio Lotti's Missa Brevis in B-flat, Advent hymns

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Holiday Bake Sale & Bazaar to benefit New York Haiti Project

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
St. Michael's Church, Manhattan, 225 W. 99th St.
New York, NY 10025 United States

St. Michael's Episcopal Church Women are sponsoring their annual Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar with proceeds benefiting the New York Haiti  Project and St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Bronx, NY, After-School and Summer Programs. We will also be making Advent Wreaths, with a $20 suggested donation to pay for materials. All happening after our regular 10:00 am service.

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Carols by Candlelight: an Advent Sequence for World AIDS Day

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Carols by Candlelight: an Advent Sequence for World AIDS Day is sung by the professional Choir of St John's in the Village in collaboration with the Choir of Dignity New York, a Roman Catholic LGBTQ group which meets regularly at St John's, and is in support of the upkeep of the New York City AIDS Memorial, which is just a stone's throw from St John's. Music by Arvo Pärt, Jacob Handl, Boris Ord, Thomas Morley, and many other composers. Congregational…

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Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

Tue, December 3, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan, 487 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014 United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Advent Starting Tuesday, December 3rd, works of art donated by Simon Carr and Joan Elizabeth Goodman will be on display to help us explore the mystery of the season. Join St. Luke's on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Advent for this quiet and beautiful service, as part of our Weekday Eucharist.

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The Advent and Christmas Poetry of W.H. Auden

Wed, December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 18, 2019

Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

On Wednesday evenings in Advent, the Rev. Chase Danford will lead a class on W. H. Auden’s For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. Auden’s only explicitly religious long poem is a “remarkably ambitious and poetically rich attempt to put Christmas in double focus: as a moment in the history of the Roman Empire and of Judaism, and as an ever-new and always contemporary event for the believer.” Each week we will read and discuss selections from the poem. Participants…

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Advent Quiet Day at St. Michael’s

Sat, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Michael's Church, Manhattan, 225 W. 99th St.
New York, NY 10025 United States

Join us for an opportunity to deepen our awareness and ability to recognize God’s path for each of us to find our way to Bethlehem. Using Advent prayer, reflection, and stories, we will seek God’s path through the often frantic expectations and festivities that can so easily overshadow this beautiful, timeless season of light and darkness, angels and shepherds, and, in the quiet simplicity of the manger, God coming to birth among us – over 2000 years ago and here…

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Advent Quiet Day: The Womb of Advent

Sat, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Church of the Ascension Parish Hall, 12 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

The Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones will be leading our Advent retreat this year. Please join us on Saturday, December 7 from 10am- 3 pm, starting in the parish hall and also using the church. Please bring a brown bag lunch, and RSVP to the parish office: 212-254-8620 or [email protected]  Suggested donation: $10.

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Dec 8 – Second Sunday of Advent A Visit from St. Nicholas and Photo Opportunity

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Dec 8 - Second Sunday of Advent A Visit from St. Nicholas and Photo Opportunity Hot Breakfast at 9:15am

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The Second Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Spoken service.

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The Sunday Forum @10 am – Advent Reflection on the “Comfortable Words”

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun, December 15, 2019

Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

“Come unto me, all ye that travail, and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.” --Book of Common Prayer. Deep in shopping, feeling depressed, writing cards, afraid you’ll be left out of the fun, hanging up the wreaths, feeling anxious? Advent can bring on feelings from one extreme to the other. If this is so for you, join the Very Rev’d Harry Krauss in a two-part series on December 8 and 15 for a strengthening look at the “Comfortable…

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Advent 2 Service of Morning Prayer

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Lay-led choral service

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The Second Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Chroal Eucharist.

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An Advent Procession with Carols

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

Readings of scripture foretelling the coming of Christ are interspersed with beautiful music of the season from the four corners of the church. Sung by The Adult Choir.

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Step Caroling

Sat, December 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zion Church, Wappingers Falls, 12 Satterlee Place
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States

STEP CAROLING!! Front Steps of Zion Episcopal Church 12 Satterlee Place Wappingers Falls NY Saturday December 14, 2019 1:30pm – 2:30pm  FREE COOKIES & HOT COCOA  Wear Weather Appropriate Clothing ALL ARE WELCOME (Caroling Booklets Will Be Available)

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The Third Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Spoken service.

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December 15 – Third Sunday in Advent – Advent Lessons and Carols Service

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

Advent Lessons & Carols during the 10:30am service Join us for this lovely festive annual event, which features Advent readings, traditional Carols & Hymns. Choir, Organ & Harp This is also a Eucharistic Celebration opened to all.

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The Third Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Choral Eucharist.

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Gaudete: the Third Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Choral Eucharist with incense, hymns, and homily; followed by drinks and Sunday lunch. Music includes There is no Rose (Near) and Vox Clamantis (Esquivel).

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Advent Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. James' Church, Hyde Park, 4526 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538 United States

Join us for the Festival of Lessons and Carols. Nine scripture readings and carols to welcome the coming Christ Child!

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Landmark Service of Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Structured on the service offered at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, this service is offered by the Landmark Episcopal Parishes of Ossining: All Saints' Briarcliff, St. Paul's on the Hill, and Trinity. It is followed by a gala reception.

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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

Offered by The Girls’ Choir with Alumni of the Choir and members of The Adult and Parish Choirs.

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Christmas Choir Concert

Sun, December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Philip's Church in the Highlands, Garrison, 1101 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524 United States

On December 15 at 4:00 p.m., the St. Philip's Church Choir will present a concert to celebrate the renovation of our church and the installation of a new pipe organ built by Schoenstein and Co. of Benicia, CA. Featuring John Rutter's "Gloria" for choir, brass, percussion and organ, the program will also include great Anglican anthems by Parry, Howells, Gardiner and Wood.  This concert is free and open to the public.

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Rose Sunday High Mass

Mon, December 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan, 119 E. 74th St.
New York, NY 10021 United States

Traditional Anglo-Catholic High Mass, Advent hymns for the Rose Sunday, Gaudete

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Evensong sung to the music of plainsong

Mon, December 16, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Evensong sung to the music of plainsong. This is a short service of chant (canticles, responses, psalmody), prayer, Scripture, and silence.

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In a Cold Winter’s Night (Concert)

Mon, December 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Voyces, Staten Island-based vocal ensemble, presents a concert of warmly devotional and seasonal music. Take a pause and enjoy an oasis from the city's hectic December rush with music by Tallis, Victoria, Palestrina, Duruflé, Rheinberger, and others. Free, no advance booking, but donations welcome on the door.

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Noche Beuna Latina (Concert)

Tue, December 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

The festive season is upon us and Noche Buena is one of the most important Latin American celebrations of the year. Tenor Mario Arévalo and Una Voz Un Mundo close their 2019 season with a wonderful concert of Spanish Villancicos y Cantos Populares from Latin America. All the proceeds go to buy toys for street-children in San Vicente, El Salvador. Salvadorean hot chocolate reception. Tickets ($20) online or on the door.

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Commemoration of Lilian Trasher: Eucharist with Anointing for Healing

Wed, December 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Lillian Hunt Trasher (27 September 1887 – 17 December 1961) was a Christian missionary in Egypt and the founder of the first orphanage in Egypt. She is famed as the "Nile Mother" of Egypt. Eucharist is celebrated with the rite of laying on of hands and anointing for healing.

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December 22 – Fouth Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, 20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States

8am Spoken Liturgy 9am Family Service 10:30am December 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent Guest Preacher:  The Rev. Dr. John Kater at 10:30am liturgy Hanging of the Greens 4pm – 6pm

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Spoken service.

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Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grace Church – La Gracia, White Plains, 33 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601 United States

Sunday December 22nd        Fourth Sunday of Advent                                                10 AM Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

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Advent 4 Service of Morning Prayer

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Deacon-led choral service

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – All Are Welcome!

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Chapel of St. John the Divine, Tomkins Cove, 170 Mott Farm Rd.
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986 United States

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 10 am Please join us at The Chapel of St. John the Divine Tomkins Cove as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent beginning at 10 am with the lighting of our Advent Wreath, our Sunday School (& friends) Pageant, and Holy Eucharist with our Vicar, The Reverend William B. Dearman.  All are welcome! Following the service will be a festive Coffee Hour, along with the Greening of the Church and our highly anticipated annual…

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Service of Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Philip's Church in the Highlands, Garrison, 1101 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524 United States

Traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Bilingual Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Church of the Mediator, Bronx, 260 W. 231st St.
Bronx, NY 10463 United States

We will offer a bilingual Lessons and Carols Service with music from both our Spanish language and English language masses. Come and hear the beautiful readings and carols of Advent in two languages.

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent-Holy Eucharist

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan, 120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States

Choral Eucharist.

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Choral Eucharist sung by members of the New York Gregorian Chant Project. Plainsong propers of the feast and plainsong hymnody. The Eucharist is followed by drinks and Sunday lunch in Revelation Gallery, currently showing the art of Kazuya Morimoto.

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Caroles by Candel-lēoht: a 14th Century Festival of Lessons and Carols

Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Christmas of 14th century Europe. Medieval music for voices and authentic instruments by Concordian Dawn. Readings in Middle English from Wycliffe's 1390s Bible. Followed by a reception of ypocras (or wassail), rastons, and sweet pies. Concordian Dawn, Ensemble for Medieval Music: Christopher Preston Thompson (tenor, gothic harp, director) David Dickey (counter tenor, recorder, shawm) Peter Walker (bass, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes)

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Evensong sung to the music of plainsong

Mon, December 23, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
St John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, W 11th Street and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014 United States

Evensong sung to the music of plainsong

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Fiesta de la Natividad de Nuestro Señor

Tue, December 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace Church – La Gracia, White Plains, 33 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601 United States

Tuesday, December 24th      Eve of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord                                                        7:00 PM Fiesta de la Natividad de Nuestro Señor

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