St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY * St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY

St. George's Episcopal Church

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April 13th PALM SUNDAY 9:00 a.m.

One liturgy with Blessing of the Palms, Palm Gospel in the Great Hall, and Procession and Sung Mass

 

Low Mass said in the Lady Chapel at 5:00 p.m. Rite 2

 

Mass and Homily on Monday & Tuesday of Holy Week at 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday of Holy Week Mass and Homily at 9:00 a.m with Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m.

Tenebrae logo

The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness". The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually

diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.

 

 

April 17th - Maundy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, Footwashing and

Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Watch of Prayer at the Altar of Repose all night.

 

 

April 18th Good Friday Morning Prayer and Litany (BCP) 8:30 a.m.


Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 12:15 p.m.

 

 

April 19th - The Great Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday.

Mass followed by the Easter Feast.

 

Easter Day

April 20th

Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.


Solemn Mass of Easter Day and Procession at 9:00 a.m. Rite 1.

The Sung Mass of Easter Day at 11:15 a.m. Rite 2

Evening Prayer (said) 5pm

 

 

St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, New YorkSt. George's Day

Welcome to St George’s Episcopal Church.  We hope that you enjoy our Web site and all that it has to offer.

 

 

 

We are rightly proud of our Church, our community and all our people. We try very hard to show forth the love of God by how we live, how we worship and how we care for our local community.


St. George's Episcopal Church is an historic and vibrant Christian Community set within the vibrant and diverse Stockade district of Schenectady, but this is no museum to the past; this is very much a center for the servants of God in today’s world.


We are a Colonial parish in the Episcopal Church, founded in 1735. We are a truly sacramental community. The lively and reverent celebration of the Mass is at the heart of our life and ministry. We gather around the table of the Lord on Sundays at 9 am and 11:15 am for the community's chief act of praise and thanksgiving. We pray daily at 8:30 am and 5:00 pm for the needs of all parishioners, our community and the world. All parishioners are encouraged to pray the Divine Office daily with us, wherever they may be. Liturgically, we are traditional in our liturgy at the 9:00 am Solemn Mass Rite 1, but more open and relaxed at the 11:15 am Family Mass Rite 2 with excellent and exciting church music at both liturgies. We promote a high standard of preaching and teaching. Pastorally, we are a comprehensive, open and inclusive parish where all persons are welcome to participate fully regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status.

We teach the Christian faith most effectively through our daily sacramental life, our church Sunday school, Bible Studies, Pilgrimages, Lenten and Advent Study sessions, Visiting Preachers, God at the movies and a whole host of exciting events. Christian Education, both for youth and adults, is extremely important for us at St. George's Church. As an historic Colonial parish of the Episcopal Church, our goal is to be a liturgically, Biblically, and theologically literate community of faith engaged in servant hood ministry. This we do through an active outreach ministry to the local City and Community.


Come and see us soon,

Fr Paul F Blanch.  Rector

Come and visit Historic St. George's Episcopal Church, the miracle on North Ferry Street in the Stockade District of Schenectady, New York.