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Lent at St. Bart's

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and reflection as we journey with Jesus towards the cross.  Just as Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness, we spend forty days wrestling with the wilderness of our hearts: our temptations, our longings, our callings, our unraveling certainties, and our faithful doubts.

The ashes of Ash Wednesday remind us of our mortality: We are dust and to dust we shall return. How will we make the most of the time we have been given? With opportunities for worship and learning together, we invite you to take your place at the table as we set our hearts and minds on the things that really matter for life.

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How to Lent: A Roadmap for the Journey

Sunday, February 18 at 12:30 pm, in person in the Great Hall

Whether you are completely new to the church calendar or a lifelong Episcopalian, you are invited to this overview of the Lenten season with the Reverend Zack Nyein, Senior Associate Rector. The presentation will examine individual and communal practices for spiritual enrichment as we walk with Christ towards the cross. 

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Pathfinders: Taking the Next Step in Christian Community

Sundays, February 25 - March 17 & April 7 - 21 at 12:30 pm, in person

This six-week course is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Episcopal Church and the Christian faith, with an open and inclusive lens. Led by St. Bart’s clergy, we’ll explore the Bible, prayer, church history, the liturgical calendar, and the sacraments. Participants may be formally Confirmed or Received into the wider Episcopal Church by Bishop Allen Shin on Sunday, April 28

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The Forum

Sacred Conversations About the Things That Matter

Sundays at 10 am in the Great Hall and online

I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection

According to the Book of the Common Prayer, one of the purposes of Lent is to provide time for “self-examination.” This Lent, speakers from a variety of fields discuss how, through music, literature, religious ritual, and medical care, we can come to understand ourselves better.

Sunday, February 18
Kevin Christopher Robles of America magazine on Taylor Swift’s songs.

Sunday, March 3
Catherine Conybeare of Bryn Mawr College on St. Augustine’s Confessions.

Sunday, March 10
Bishop Andrew St. John on the rite of reconciliation (sacrament of confession).

Sunday, March 17
Dr. Patricia Tidwell, psychotherapist, on the power of therapy.

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Adult Education

A Different Kind of  Fast: Feeding our True Hungers in Lent

Thursdays 5:30 pm, February 15–March 21, in person

Associate for Visitor Services and Social Outreach Teagan Sage leads a series based on Christine Valters Paintner’s book, A Different Kind of Fast which integrates contemplative justice practices and hands-on opportunities for advocacy and service. Participants will learn to fast from complacency that undermines the realization of beloved community. Local leaders, both spiritual and secular, will offer inspiration and guidance on how best to direct our attention.

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Rejoicing with the Saints in Philippi: Suffering, Joy, and the Gospel

Tuesdays, 7–8 pm, February 20 to March 12, via Zoom

Writing from prison, the apostle Paul encourages the Philippians to “rejoice in the Lord always.” Join Seminarian Nathan Peace for a Lenten study of Paul’s letter. Meet a community comprised mostly of women who partnered with Paul to proclaim the gospel and discover with them what it means to rejoice in suffering.

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Death Over Dinner

Wednesday, February 21,  6–8 pm, in person

Death Over Dinner was founded to initiate dialogue around our priorities and end-of-life preparedness. Led by the Reverend Meredith Ward, we will come together to share a meal and to transform this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement and insight. Advance registration is required.

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Sundays in Lent

Services in the Church

Majestic, energetic, bright
* 9 am, with St. Bart's Singers
* 11 am, with St. Bartholomew's Choir (Live streamed)

Services in the Chapel

Intimate, contemplative, quiet
* 8 am, without music
* 5 pm, with congregational singing

Join us for The Forum at 10 am to explore important issues at the intersection of faith and the modern world. 

*Free parking available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. (Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.)


A Place to Pray Every Day

Pray - Dwelling with God in Community

Worship - Encountering God in Word and Sacrament

Meditate - Finding God Within

A Place for Support

Support groups, led by the Reverend Meredith Ward, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, offer a safe and confidential setting grounded in scripture and prayer, designed to assist individuals in navigating the complexities and challenges of life’s transitions.

Lenten Organ Recitals

Sundays March 3 & 10 at 4 pm

The tradition of Lenten organ recitals at St. Bart’s goes back many decades and Great Music is delighted to offer two of these 40-minute programs this season. As at last year’s concerts, the organists’ hands and feet will be visible on a large video screen in the chancel.

Paolo Bordignon


Alexander Pattavina


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