Lent begins at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity with two services for Ash Wednesday on February 22, at 8:00 am (with ashes available until 10:00 am) and 12 Noon (with ashes available until 2:00 pm). An evening service sponsored by the St. Mark’s Deanery, of which our church is a part, will take place at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Church, Park Slope, located at 139 St. John’s Place (between 6th and 7th Avenues).
Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Deanery Service at St. John’s Church, Park Slope – 7:00 pm
139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Ave. – 2, 3, or 4 train to Grand Army Plaza)
Study Series: Exploring our Faith/Knowing our Church
This 3-week program is intended to acquaint or reacquaint members of the St. Ann & the Holy Trinity community with the history, traditions and spiritual practices of Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church. At a forum on each of three consecutive Sundays after the 11:00 am service, we will explore together The Roots of Anglicanism (February 26), Anglican Worship (March 4), and The Sacraments (March 11). All are welcome to attend any and all of the sessions and join us for further discussion of these topics after the 6:00 pm Eucharist on subsequent Thursdays. Presentations will be led by Fr. John Denaro, Mo. Nell Archer, Music Director Gregory Eaton and Seminarian Melinda Hall.
Stations of the Cross and Quiet Day
Brother Robert Hugh of the Society of St. Francis comes to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity to accompany and support our Lenten journeys. On Friday, March 16, at 6:00 pm, he will introduce the Stations of the Cross with insights into the Franciscan origins of the devotion and then lead us through this prayerful practice in our church. On Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Br. Robert invites us to observe a Lenten Day of Reflection or Quiet Day with the theme of “Making Room.” And then on Sunday, March 18, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Br. Robert will join us as our guest preacher at the 11:00 am Holy Eucharist.
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 8:00 pm
Compline is the final service of the day in the monastic tradition. On this last Sunday of Lent, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity is offering a service of Compline that will provide a contemplative bridge between Lent and Holy Week. A choir will sing the service with both plainsong and choral music, preceded by a half-hour organ meditation. Please join us in this peaceful, meditative worship.