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Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Rector’s Reflection for April 2017
12:00 AM

Mid April we celebrate Holy Week and Easter; Canon Turner reflects on how important it is not to deny the more difficult moments of our lives but to embrace them with the love that we have experienced in other parts of our lives.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is ‘When things go wrong’- Sacramental Confession and Healing ministry.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is ‘They recognized him in the Breaking of the Bread’: The Eucharist at the heart of our common life.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way ‚Äî CANCELLED
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This session of the class has been postponed due to inclement weather. A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is Life after Baptism: Confirmation and the mission of the Church.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way — CANCELLED
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This session of the class has been postponed due to inclement weather. A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is Life after Baptism: Confirmation and the mission of the Church.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is: An introduction to the seven Sacraments of the Church: Baptism – being ‘clothed with Christ’.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Rector’s Reflection for March 2017
12:00 AM

In his Lenten reflection, Canon Turner explores how Lent is truly a joyful season and, as ash is the same chemical composition as a diamond, so our journey in Lent is towards the transforming glory of God.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is The History of the Church 2: The Anglo-Catholic Revival – The Oxford Movement and its influence on Anglicanism.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is The History of the Church 1: ‘From house church to organized religion’.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is The Holy Bible – The Word of the Lord.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is The Holy Trinity: Living in Community reflects our belief in God as ‘Three in One’.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Rector’s Reflection for February 2017
12:00 AM

Following the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Canon Turner reflects on the importance of the Church to pray for leaders of the nations and the impact that their speeches often have on others.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is God the Holy Spirit: Being ‘fully alive’ with the gifts of the Spirit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is God the Son: Incarnation, Atonement and Glory.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Rector’s Christian Doctrine Class 2017: Pilgrims on The Way
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A systematic treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith, as received through the Catholic heritage of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. The topic for this session is God the Father: Creation the Fall and what it means to be ‘made in God’s image’.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The First Sunday After Christmas Day

The First Sunday After Christmas Day

Today's Gospel, in which Saint John unfolds the mystery of the Incarnation, is also read each year at Lessons & Carols and on Christmas Day.

Collect:

Almighty God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word: Grant that the same light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through the sameJesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.

The Rector’s Reflection for January 2017
12:00 AM

Reflecting on the visit of the Magi and the terrible crime of King Herod in the massacre of the innocents, Canon Turner suggests that meeting the Christ child changes our journeys home.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Rector’s Reflection for December 2016
12:00 AM

As Christmas approaches, Canon Turner reflects on the many contrasts found in the Christmas story, the Church’s Calendar of saints and even Saint Thomas Church situated on Fifth Avenue.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Rector’s Reflection for November 2016
12:00 AM

As the nights draw in and the days shorten, Canon Turner reflects on the great feats of All Saints and All Souls, contrasting them with the masks of Halloween and two great Saints who struggled with their own sense of wearing masks.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Rector’s Reflection for October 2016
12:00 AM

In his October reflection Canon Turner considers the busy lives we all lead and the importance of sometimes taking time to ‘pick up and throw away stones’ as suggested in the Book Ecclesiastes.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Rector’s Reflection for September 2016
12:00 AM

With the arrival of Daniel Hyde as Organist and Director of Music a new era of music-making begins at Saint Thomas Church. Canon Turner is assisted by Dan in his September reflection by being interviewed by him and sharing music that has mattered to him throughout his life.

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