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Wings of Heaven: Trinity, Morgan Dix and the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

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Add to Calendar 2024-06-23 1:00 PM 2024-06-23 2:00 PM America/New_York Wings of Heaven: Trinity, Morgan Dix and the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

For millennia, angels have represented eternal spiritual beings created by God to act as messengers between heaven and earth. This image of a celestial being with wings is the focus of a new exhibition at Trinity Church Wall Street. The exhibition centers on an extraordinary set of ecclesiastical embroideries made in 1914 specifically to be used in Trinity’s Chapel of All Saints and dedicated to its ninth rector, The Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix (1862-1908). 

Join us at coffee hour to learn about the history and relationships spanning nearly 200 years of the hand-embroidered angels on ecclesiastical textiles owned by Trinity and the Community of St. John Baptist, on display as part of the exhibition. The talk will be led by co-curators Marianna Garthwaite Klaiman, textile historian, and Steven Leavitt, Principal, Transfiguration Vestments. They will be focusing on the beauty and meaning of vestments and ecclesiastical embroidery and what they add to the sacred liturgy as well as the fraught and intriguing history behind it all.

Visitors can experience the vestments up close during a month-long exhibit at Trinity Commons, June 2–July 2. Sign up for timed-entry tickets here. 

 

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For millennia, angels have represented eternal spiritual beings created by God to act as messengers between heaven and earth. This image of a celestial being with wings is the focus of a new exhibition at Trinity Church Wall Street. The exhibition centers on an extraordinary set of ecclesiastical embroideries made in 1914 specifically to be used in Trinity’s Chapel of All Saints and dedicated to its ninth rector, The Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix (1862-1908). 

Join us at coffee hour to learn about the history and relationships spanning nearly 200 years of the hand-embroidered angels on ecclesiastical textiles owned by Trinity and the Community of St. John Baptist, on display as part of the exhibition. The talk will be led by co-curators Marianna Garthwaite Klaiman, textile historian, and Steven Leavitt, Principal, Transfiguration Vestments. They will be focusing on the beauty and meaning of vestments and ecclesiastical embroidery and what they add to the sacred liturgy as well as the fraught and intriguing history behind it all.

Visitors can experience the vestments up close during a month-long exhibit at Trinity Commons, June 2–July 2. Sign up for timed-entry tickets here. 

 

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