Join us Sundays at 10 am!
Come experience an Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist at 10 am, where traditions meet thoughtful contemporary perspectives and sublime music. We begin our Holy Week services this Sunday. Thank you to our own Michael Scanlon for the banner designs in the above slide show.
Holy Week at Emmanuel
March, 25, 10:00am: Palm Sunday with Blessing of the Palms in the garden, weather permitting, followed by Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary. Emmanuel Music will offer Mozart’s Litaniae Lauretanae, KV 195.
March 28, 7:30pm: Holy Wednseday Service of Tenebrae in Lindsey Chapel. Emmanuel Music will offer Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus.
March 29, 7:30pm: Maundy Thursday Ecumenical Service in Lindsey Chapel with Old West Church (United Methodist) and Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian and United Church of Christ) and common cathedral (ecumenical). The service will include footwashing, Holy Communion, and stripping of the alter.
March 30, Noon: Good Friday Liturgy in Lindsey Chapel with Heinrich Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuz, SVW 478, offered by Emmanuel Music.
March 31, 7:00pm: “A Soulful Easter Vigil” hosted by The Crossing at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.
April1, 10:00am: Feast of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist with an Easter egg hunt for children in the Lindsey Chapel (during the sermon). Emmanuel Music will offer BWV 134 – Ein Herz das seinen Jesum lebend weis. The Newtowne Morris Men Dancers will be performing on Newbury Street after the service.
Check out This Week at Emmanuel Church to read about some of the things that are important to us.
Emmanuel Church is proud to be among other religious organizations who have stepped up to serve the homeless community after the closing of the Long Island homeless shelter in October of 2014.
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“Book officiant.” That’s what all the bridal magazines told me to do at least nine months before the wedding.
To be honest, with a year to plan I’d been more preoccupied with short ribs or halibut, buttercream or fondant, than with deciding who would perform our ceremony. But somewhere between selecting mini crab flautas to be served during cocktail hour and corn bisque for a starter, I realized the menu shouldn’t be my top priority. For the first time, Eric and I would have to explicitly address our different religious backgrounds and decide how Judaism and Christianity would factor into our life together.
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During a worship service a while back, the chorus of Emmanuel Music sang a motet Der Herr denket an uns, which is #9 in Johann Hermann Schein’s Israels Brünnlein collection. The text is from Psalm 115, verses 12–15. I sat there in my usual spot in the third row, soaking up the beauty in my usual way—not following along in the program but just watching the singers, players, and John Harbison’s conducting dance. And listening. Listening with a ferocious desire for bigger ears so I could take in this miracle of sound that we call music.
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