Theology Update for the Week of March 24

Theology Class Series: Exploring Holy Week

Sunday March 24, at 10 am, our Theology Classes will continue with a series entitled: “Exploring Holy Week.” During this time we will discover the deep meaning and structure of the services of Holy Week, continuing with a class led by Father Turner, who will explore the celebration of the paradoxical “Good” Friday. The full Lenten schedule is as follows:

  • March 10: “Holy Week and Palm Sunday” with Father Moretz
  • March 17: “Maundy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper” with Father Turner
  • March 24: “Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion” with Father Turner
  • March 31: “The Easter Vigil” with Father Spencer
  • April 7: “Eastertide” with Father Moretz

If you have any questions about our topics or class schedule, please feel free to contact me at

Grace and peace to you,

Matthew Moretz+
Associate Rector

A New Evening Theology Class – Disrupting Times: When History meets Mysticism

Join the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Flanagan, who teaches Christian Spirituality at General Seminary, as he shares his passion for the Golden Age of Mysticism during an Evening Theology Class on Wednesday March 27, April 3 and 10 from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

The Fourteenth-Century was a time of momentous change and disruption. It was also a period of great spiritual discovery. The stark contrasts between the technological, environmental, and societal upheaval and the profound experiences of the century’s mystics make it a fascinating time for us to explore.
Over the course of three sessions, you will learn about the similarities the fourteenth-century has to our time and engage with prominent mystical voices from the era, also known as the Golden Age of Mysticism. We will read about and discuss the seminal events of the time and read and contemplate the pragmatic writings of several fourteenth-century mystics.

To attend, all you need is a curious mind and a desire to deepen your knowledge of history and your understanding of mysticism.

The course will be held in Andrew Hall for Mar. 27 and Apr 3, and the Fifth Floor of the Parish House for April 10.

Please contact Father Moretz at if you have any questions.

Lent at Saint Thomas Church

March 6-April 13, 2019

This Lent, St. Thomas’s Church invites you to share in a rich array of opportunities to discover where God seeks to meet you through our Lenten worship program, study and education, as well as times for quiet reflection and pilgrimage at other churches in Midtown. Please join us as we make our way through the pain and sorrow of Good Friday to encounter the new life and sustained hope of the Easter dawn!

To learn about the complete schedule of Lenten seasonal offerings, please follow this link.