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 47 October 19, 2014
FROM THE RECTOR: REDEEMING A WORD
The First Book of the Kings begins with an aged King David. Because he is old, a young maiden is chosen to sleep with him to keep him warm. The text says, “The maiden was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and ministered to him; but the king knew her not” (1 Kings 1:4). The Second Book of the Kings concludes with the last king of Judah, Jehoiachin, in exile with his people in Babylon. At the Daily Office, as the readings near the end of this history, the readings turn also to the great prophet of that era, Jeremiah.
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.