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Art of St Francis and a variety of animals
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Blessing of the Animals

September 28, 2022

"We celebrate St. Francis because it reminds us of our connection to nature and the animals in nature," said Fr. Michael Bird. Before the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and ecology, we’ll thank God for all creation in a short service that includes a blessing of each animal present.

The Rev. Kristin Miles preaches and holds up three fingers at Trinity Church
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Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Kristin Miles: "The Practice of Kindness"

September 25, 2022

"All of us have within us this desire to have shared humanity," said the Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles at today's Holy Eucharist in Trinity Church. But it can be overwhelming to help. It can be scary. It is easier to do nothing, to say nothing. Watch her sermon for three ways that you can build up the community around us today and sound advice for tomorrow as well.

Brian Giebler performs as Matthew Shepard in St. Paul's Chapel
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Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard

September 19, 2022

Trinity proudly presents New York’s first fully staged performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Johnson created the oratorio as “a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around [Shepard’s] life and legacy."

Matthew Shepard Panel
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The Weaponization of Spirituality Panel Discussion

September 15, 2022

Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, a panel of experts will discuss spiritual violence and its connection to physical violence targeting LGBTQ+ people. Queerphobic spiritual violence is so pervasive that it can almost be difficult to see.  Naming this violence and characterizing its impact is an imperative first step toward change and healing.