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 40 August 31, 2014
FROM THE RECTOR: HARD BITS
The Prayer Book permits the lessons at Sunday and feast day Eucharists to be lengthened. This Sunday we will be adding one verse to the story of Jesus telling his disciples that he will suffer, be killed and on the third day rise, Matthew 16:21-27. This is the verse, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom” (Matthew 16:28). This verse also appears in the same context in Mark 9:1 and Luke 9:27. (For the record, the new lectionary includes this verse—if only so many of its other changes had been made with the same care!)
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.