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Dear Friends in Christ,
 
I hope that many of you can join us for a very special broadcast on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7PM. In collaboration with our Harlem Clericus, The Church of St. Edward the Martyr is offering a broadcast Service of Choral Evensong. You can join through the Harlem Clericus zoom link (Password: LENT) or watch on our YouTube channel. Click here to access the service booklet and follow along!

The service includes the debut of the new Schola Cantorum, a small ensemble of voices and instrumentalists performing repertoire from the Anglican choral tradition. This service includes choral music from the English Renaissance by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons, and organ works by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and NYC-based composer Nico Muhly.
 
While this style of evening worship, though not unknown in our parish, is rare for us, I think you will find great beauty in this choral liturgy. I quote the English concert pianist and writer Stephen Hough:
 
“Evensong hangs on the wall of [Christian] life like an old, familiar cloak passed through the generations. Rich with prayer and scripture, it is nevertheless totally non-threatening. It is a service into which all can stumble without censure—a rambling old house where everyone can find some corner to sit and think, to listen with half-attention, trailing a few absent-minded fingers of faith or doubt in its passing stream. Most religious celebrations gather us around a table of some sort. They hand us a book, or a plate, or speak a word of demanding response. They want to ‘touch’ us. Choral Evensong is a liturgical expression of Christ’s Nolle me tangere – ‘Do not touch me. I have not yet ascended to my Father’ (St. John 20:17). It reminds us that thresholds can be powerful places of contemplation; and that leaving someone alone with their thoughts is not always denying them hospitality or welcome.”
 
While we are away from one another in our worship, perhaps we can reflect on the notion of Christ’s Nolle me tangere as we gather virtually with our uptown brothers and sisters.
 
This service also marks my debut as choral conductor in my position as Organist & Director of Music. I pray my work aids your worship during this Lenten season, and I’m sure you will enjoy the beautiful singing by the Schola. I am particularly moved by Fr. Matthew’s inclusion of the 100 recitations of the Jesus Prayer.
 
I remain positive that we may gather for worship soon, and I look forward to meeting and worshipping with you in-person later this year! 
 
Soli Deo gloria,
Buck McDaniel
Organist & Director of Music
The Church of St. Edward the Martyr

Announcements

You can hear the timeless setting of the Stabat Mater text by Pergolesi, featuring special guest soprano, Karina Parker, during our Stations of the Cross services every Friday at noon during Lent (February 19-April 4).

Hospitality Committee
We are forming a new committee that will meet and greet newcomers, usher, and assist with COVID protocols when we return to in-person worship. If this interests you, please email Caitlin at the office at info@SaintEdwardTheMartyr.com.


Service Schedule
(Online-Only) 

 
Los sábados (Saturdays)
6pm: Santa Misa (Español) - unéte en YouTube.

Sundays (Los domingos)
11am: Holy Mass (English) - Join via YouTube.

Fridays in Lent (beginning February 19th)
12noon: Stations of the Cross Featuring Pergolesi’s musical setting of the Stabat Mater (English & Latin) - Join via YouTube.
 
Wednesday, March 3
7pm: Evensong and Recitations of the Jesus Prayer for Harlem Clericus (English)
You can join the Harlem Clericus zoom link (Password: LENT) or watch on our YouTube channel. Click here to access the service booklet and follow along!

Lector Rota
 
3/03 - Naomi
3/06 - María
3/07 - Kevin
3/13 - Yakaira
3/14 - Nate
3/20 - María
3/21 - Chris & Naomi
3/27 - Yakaira

3/28 - Jen & Nick
 
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