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 39 August 24, 2014
FROM THE RECTOR: SABBATICAL REFLECTIONS
Father Jay Smith returns from a much-deserved sabbatical this Saturday, August 30. I confess over the last week or so I have been keeping track of the number of days left until he returns. I had dinner with him once while he has been away. We chatted briefly at Sharon Singh’s funeral. But, I’ve left him alone—though he will find a very few notes from me when he returns. And he will tell you more about his time away. I can say it’s been a really rewarding time for him. If his experience was anything like mine in 2009, the time and study while away will continue to bear fruit for him and for our parish in the years ahead.
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.