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August 23, 2017

A Letter from our New Rector

Dear People of St. Mark’s, I am honored and humbled to serve as the 14th Rector of St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Having read St. Mark’s is Dead, written by the talented Ada Calhoun, about the vibrant past of both St. Mark’s and the East Village, I can only begin to imagine the exciting and […]

August 17, 2017

The Legacy of Racism – an article by Parishioner Nell Braxton Gibson

In the summer 2017 issue of  The Episcopal New Yorker, focused on Race, we are reminded that “…for all of you are one in Christ Jesus,” Galatians 3:28. St. Mark’s parishioner, Nell Braxton Gibson, among other friends has contributed an article, “The Legacy of Racism,” on this important and timely issue of justice in the […]

August 16, 2017

Pastoral Message: Violence in Charlottesville

Dear Family of St. Mark’s, All of you were in my thoughts and prayers last Sunday, 13 Aug 2017, while I was away.  I remain heavy hearted and distraught by the horrific acts of violence that took place in Charlottesville this weekend. Indeed, it is not something new, but an all too familiar and shameful […]

August 9, 2017

Parishoner Judy Volkmann Wins Award

St. Mark’s parishioner, Judy Volkmann, has been named the winner of the 2017 Pro Bono Award, jointly presented by Financial Planning and the Foundation for Financial Planning.  An article detailing her extensive contributions to Pro Bono work in Financial Planning has been re-posted here: Judy Volkmann article

August 3, 2017

Earl Giaquinto: Somewhere Over the Rainbow @ Pride 2017 Service

March 4, 2017

St. Mark’s Immigrant Solidarity Group

Interested in the NYC Sanctuary Movement and other efforts to protect immigrants and refugees in our community? St. Mark’s members are organizing to decide how we will engage in the Sanctuary Movement. Participate in the conversation and stay informed by joining the St. Mark’s Immigrant Solidarity Google Group. Send an email to st-marks-immigrant-solidarity-group@googlegroups.com to be […]

February 25, 2017

A Letter from our Next Rector

Dear People of St. Mark’s, I am honored and humbled to serve as the 14th Rector of St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Having read St. Mark’s is Dead, written by the talented Ada Calhoun, about the vibrant past of both St. Mark’s and the East Village, I can only begin to imagine the exciting and […]

February 24, 2017

Black History Month Series: African-American Episcopal Saints

For Black History month, I started compiling a list of African-American saints recognized by the Episcopal Church, some already in our official calendar of saints listed in Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints, and some proposed (names in brackets). Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints is the result of Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s request to […]

February 19, 2017

New Rector is Called

With great pleasure, the wardens and the vestry announce that we have called the Reverend Anne Margaret Sawyer as the fourteenth Rector of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, and she has accepted the call. She will take up her duties on June 1, 2017, and her first service at St. Mark’s will be on the Day […]

February 17, 2017

Black History Month Series: African Americans and the Episcopal Church

It is February, when we are invited to pay more focused attention to African-American history. To start us off, here are two resources that give us insight into African Americans in the Episcopal Church from U.S. independence to the beginning of the 20th century: AA Episcopal church timeline, and a longer, illustrated version from the national Episcopal […]

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