St. Edward’s will be participating in this year’s New York Landmarks Conservancy event: Sacred Space Open House Weekend.
Each spring, congregations throughout the State open their doors so neighbors can experience first-hand the art, architecture, and history of New York’s sacred sites. Visitors also learn about the social and cultural programming these religious institutions provide their communities.
This year’s Open House Weekend, “Celebrating New York’s Diverse Houses of Worship,” will be Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17. The Church of St. Edward the Martyr will be open for visitors on Saturday, May 16, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, then again on Sunday, May 17, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Volunteers from the parish will be hosting and providing tours of the church. Of course, as always, visitors are also welcome at our Sunday services – 10:00 AM in English, and 12:00 noon in Spanish.
You can also see more at our Facebook event for Open House Weekend.
Please join us for observance of Holy Week. The services during Holy Week were/are as follows:
Wednesday, March 25th, 11:30 am: The Feast of the Annunciation – Holy Eucharist
Sunday, March 29th, 11:00 am: Palm Sunday – Palm Procession and Bilingual Mass
Thursday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday – The Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars and Sanctuary, One Hour Vigil
Friday, April 3rd, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Good Friday – Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Devotions before the Cross
- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Musical meditation and Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 5th: Easter Day
- 10:00 am: Festal Eucharist with Holy Baptism
- 12:00 pm: Misa de Pascua con Primera Comunion
On Ash Wednesday, February 18th (the first day of Lent), there will be a service for Imposition of Ashes and Penitential Liturgy at 11:30 AM and again at 6:30 PM.
Also, every Friday evening at 6:30 PM throughout the season of Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross, followed by a Lenten supper and Biblical meditation.
We have claimed our Facebook page and will be posting photos, videos, and other things there, probably more often than this site will be updated. You can also Like our page to more easily find out when we post new things.
On November 2nd, St. Edward’s observed the Feast of All Souls and Día de los Muertos. We had guest musicians, a combined bilingual service at 11 am, and a big church potluck lunch afterwards to celebrate the memory of our loved ones. Many parishioners came with photos of their loved ones to place on the altar, despite some difficulties navigating the streets with the NYC Marathon in full swing. Photo are available here.
The weekend of September 21st was a busy one at St. Edward’s. The David Arthur Foundation and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) celebrated the opening of their shared space, named the David Arthur Center, on the second floor of the parish building. You can view photos of the celebration here.
Also that weekend, the church hosted college students (from Ohio State University and the Rochester Institute of Technology) who were visiting New York City to participate in the People’s Climate March. They slept in the church nave Saturday night, and helped prepare signs and props used as waves that were brought to the march. View photos from the People’s Climate March here.
Our Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes will be at 6:30 PM.
We have started to post photos in our brand new photo gallery! The first album contains a selection of photos of documents, photos, and articles from St. Edward’s history. We will also be adding more photos from recent events, including our 130th anniversary fundraiser.
Procession at St. Edward’s
Here is a quick reminder of our upcoming services for the Christmas season, culminating on the 12th day of Christmas, January 5th.
This Tuesday, our combined bilingual Christmas Eve service is at 6:00 PM.
We will also have combined bilingual services on Sunday, December 29th and Sunday, January 5th at 11:00 AM. Note that Sunday, January 5th will be our Epiphany service, celebrating the Feast of the Three Kings (El Día de los Reyes).
We will return to our normal Sunday schedule on January 12th, with a service in English at 10:00 AM, and a service in Spanish at noon.