The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan June 23rd, 4 pm, Evensong and Pride Celebration
Join the choir, cathedral congregation members and guests for a special evensong.
This Evensong will joyfully commemorate 50 years since the iconic Stonewall rebellion with music by LGBTQ composers and prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion.
As the evensong service ends, "Names Project" quilts will be unfolded, followed by a festive party with food, dancing and entertainment.
The quilts will remain on display in the nave through the Pride march which takes place the following Sunday, and then displayed in the cathedral bays until the end of the year.
For information on events in the Diocese of New York: https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/2019-nyc-worldpride-stonewall-50-march/
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
> Click here for the complete Presiding Bishop's Pride Month Statement,
as reported by Episcopal News Service
"Especially this month, I offer special thanks to God for the strength of the LGBTQ community and for all that you share with your spouses, partners and children, with your faith communities, and indeed with our entire nation."
As part of June PRIDE celebrations, the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will host a Mass for Pride to start Pride Week at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in Manhattan on Sunday, June 23 at 5 pm.
The Rev. Amanda Nelson, Executive Director of "Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries," will preside. And the Rev. Kevin Strickland, former and recent Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA and now Bishop-Elect of the ELCA Southeastern Synod, will preach.
A reception following the mass will provide a time for fellowship.
St. John's Church, 81 Christopher St, Manhattan. (212) 242-5737
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2019
Sunday, June 2, the St. Jude Mission Center at St. Michael and All Angels, Seaford, recognized the diversity of Southeast Nassau while remembering the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by raising the rainbow flag and trans flag along with the American flag.
The St. Jude Mission Center is home of Epicene, a peer-led transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary support group, funded through Episcopal Ministries of Long Island and The Church of St. Jude, Wantagh. It is affiliated with The Transgender Resource Center of Long Island, Inc.
The Mission Center also houses The Mother and Child Ministry (serving babies, toddlers, children, and their parents), Heaven's Harvest Food Pantry, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Brigade, and several support groups.
The St. Jude Mission Center at St. Michael and All Angels in Seaford is the outreach center of the Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, a welcoming community of faith that embraces and serves all of God’s children, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or socio-economic condition.
The center was dedicated February 26, 2017 by the Bishop of Long Island, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano. And, it was recognized by The Bethpage Best of Long Island Competition as the best not-for-profit in 2018.
According to The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, "We are committed to serving those in society who are considered outcasts." He added, "As followers of Jesus, we seek to love everyone as he did. Raising the Pride and Trans flag is one way to outwardly demonstrate our full acceptance and embrace of the LGBTQ community and the Island's diversity."
In the photo: The American Flag, Pride Rainbow Flag, and Trans Flag at St. Michael and All Angels (Episcopal), Seaford, NY
Photo Credit: Fr. Christopher Hofer