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    { We're Glad You've Visited }

    We welcome you and invite you to enter into a deeper exploration of a community that shares the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. It takes more than a few words to describe a parish, but there are two things we can tell you right away: we are committed to Jesus Christ and from that commitment flows our care for one another and our ministries. In every ministry and program, we at St. James' Church on Madison Avenue at 71st Street invite you to enter more deeply into the life we share in Christ. We hope you will join us.

    The Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector

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    { Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    9:10 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

  • { Getting Here }

    LOCATION: Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

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    OFFICE PHONE: (212) 774-4200

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    { First Time Families }

    We've found that St. James' mix of rich Anglican tradition and innovative, fun family worship and programming is just the right recipe for helping kids know God's love.

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    When you come to church at St. James', you can expect to find...

    SPACE TO PRAY. Our services include hymns, prayers, and time for silence, as well as Communion and sermons that connect our Scriptures to our lives.

    SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. Worshipers at St. James' come from many different places, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    SPACE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS. Whether it's your first time or your thousandth, there's always an opportunity to get better connected with God and one another. Join us at coffee hour or stop by the Welcome station on your way out. We look forward to meeting you.

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2019 Holy Land Pilgrimage

May 21 - June 3, 2019

In the spring of 2019, the Revs. Brenda Husson and Ryan Fleenor will lead a pilgrimage of St. James' parishioners to the Holy Land. This trip will be the fourth that the Rector has made with parishioners, and promises to deepen the faith of those traveling, enlarge their understanding of the issues that have roiled this land and its people for millennia, and allow them to walk in the footsteps of Jesus' disciples.

  • Final plans are still being made, but view this draft itinerary (PDF).

  • Cost: $4,500 (double occupancy; single supplement is additional $600)
    Cost includes airfare, accommodations and all meals and transfers. $500 deposit is due. Balance may be paid in installments; full payment must be completed by January 2019.

 

Additional Information

All participants are required to have travel insurance, which may be purchased through St. James’. Cost varies by age and proof of insurance will be required for all travelers.

All participants must have a valid passport. The US government requires all passports to be valid for a minimum of six months after scheduled return (with the return home on June 3, passports must be valid through December 4, 2019.)

 

Questions? Please contact Rosa Gentile, Administrative Assistant to the Rector (rgentile@stjames.org, 212-774-4251).

 

Suggested Reading for the Holy Land Pilgrimage

  • James Martin, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Part memoir and travelogue, this book combines up-to-date Bible scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and stories about the author's own traveling through the Holy Land to recreate the world of first-century Galilee and Judea and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today.
  • Elias Chacour, Blood Brothers. The story of a Maronite priest who lived the tragedy of the refugee world of the Palestinians and has sought to be a reconciling force in making changes.
  • Thomas Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem. An indispensable read (though not current) on the history of the Middle East situation and especially the background of much of what is happening in Israel and Palestine today.
  • Karen Armstrong, Jerusalem, One City, Three Faiths. Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years. 
  • Richard Burridge, Four Gospels, One Jesus. This is a lively, lucid exposition of the four evangelists' portraits of Jesus. The evangelists' distinctive emphases are set out with flair, imagination, and theological sensitivity. Novices and old hands alike will read the Gospels with new eyes. "Four Gospels, One Jesus" is a considerable achievement: scholarly yet accessible.
  • Sandy Tolan, The Lemon Tree. A poignant story of a displaced Palestinian who seeks to visit the home he was forced to leave and who meets at that home a 16-year-old Israeli girl who was unaware of much his home's history. They seek together to listen and understand each other's stories and experiences.

 

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