Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Prayer Resources during COVID-19

Beloved, As we continue during these days of social distancing, I commend to you these prayer resources for your own daily prayers. As more become available (or I remember existing ones that are pertinent), I will post them here and reference them. Peace to you, For easier navigation, click on the resource to jump to a section: from The Book of Common Prayerfrom Evangelical Lutheran Worshipfrom Psalmsfrom Virginia Theological Seminaryfrom Forward Movement from The Book of Common Prayer In the…

Responding to COVID-19

UPDATED: August 11, 2020 | 2:30 PM Beloved, I am please to announce that the Vestry has affirmed our return to In-Person Worship this Sunday, August 16. We will offer two identical worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, with the latter live-streamed on Facebook and stpatricksalbany.org. Responding to your survey results, which overwhelmingly showed support for adapting in a safe and responsible manner, we have been monitoring local health data trends and are on track…

Lent 2020 Music Notes

Dear Friends, As we prepare to enter the season of Lent, you will certainly notice that the service music has changed to reflect the penitential nature of this season. First, rather than singing a Processional Hymn and the Gloria in excelsis Deo, our service on the First Sunday of Lent will began with the Great Litany. This alternating chant setting was composed by John Merbecke (ca.1510 – ca. 1585), an early Anglican composer. Martin Luther hailed the Litany as one of the greatest…