Saint Mary's was founded in 1868 with two great purposes... It was to be the parish church for the neighborhood - then called Longacre Square, here in midtown Manhattan; and the parish was founded to be a witness to catholic Christian tradition within the Episcopal Church. We remain committed to catholic Christian witness as we seek to embody and extend the love God has shown for us in Jesus Christ. Our members and friends now live both near and far from Times Square. Please join us.
Volume 16, Number 42 September 14, 2014
FROM THE RECTOR: HOLY CROSS DAY
As I write, the cross of Jesus is being carried literally in many places in this world by men, women and children because they confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. For a couple of hours I’ve tried to start to write about Holy Cross Day without starting with a reference to the torture, hunger, and homelessness too many Christians, many Muslims, and members of other faith communities are enduring from Islamic terrorists in Africa and the Middle East. I can’t do it, especially in the shadow of September 11, 2001. I keep waiting for news of the girls kidnapped and put into slavery by the Muslim terrorists in Nigeria. It remains to be seen how far and for how long this eruption of evil humanity will be allowed to continue.
THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN
145 WEST 46TH STREET NEW YORK CITY 10036-8502 212.869.5830
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is located in Midtown Manhattan,
New York City on West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Ave. There is also an entrance on West 47th Street between
Sixth and Seventh Ave.