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Join Us as We Observe the Solemn Season

Lent with St. Michael’s

Join your St. Michael’s family as we observe this solemn season. We’ll experience Lent together through the theme of “Letting Go,” practicing release and preparing ourselves for renewal in an ever-changing world. There will be plenty of ways to connect with God and one another throughout the season, both in person and online. Join us!

Special In-Church Lenten Practices: Candles, Beads and the St. Michael’s “Wailing Wall”

For this year’s Lenten season, we encourage you to explore ancient prayer practices: lighting candles, handling prayer beads, and offering written prayers to God. You can light a candle before or after – or during – the service, bring beads with you to your pew, or write down a prayer of lament or hope and place it on our “Wailing Wall” at the back of the church. These embodied spiritual practices can help you enter into the mystery of God in both spirit and body, and to explore “Letting Go” in this special holy season.

Ash Wednesday – March 2nd

Church opens at 8:30 a.m.
Morning prayer at 7:45 a.m. Online only
Spoken service at 12 p.m. In person only
Children’s service at 5 p.m. In person only
Choral service at 7 p.m. In person and online

Observe the start of the Lenten season in person or from home. The church will be open for the imposition of ashes starting at 8:30 a.m. and we’ll have three services over the course of the day. The 7 p.m. choral service will be held in church and streamed online.
Join the 7 p.m. service on Zoom (Webinar ID: 652 526 150)

Singing 101 with John Cantrell

Sundays directly following the 10 a.m. service, starting March 6th
In person only

Sundays in Lent, our Choirmaster/Organist John Cantrell will teach the basic mechanics of singing. We will be focusing on the hymns for Easter, with the end goal of being able to sing them in 4-part harmony on Easter morning! The session will last between 30 to 45 minutes, will be light-hearted and fun, and will strengthen the ties that bind us together through the shared experience of making music!

Noon Eucharist and Bible Study

Wednesdays at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of the Angels, starting March 9th
In person only

Wednesdays in Lent, a Noon Eucharist in the Chapel of the Angels will be followed by Bible study with seminarian Eva Bogino. We’ll study the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. Bring your bag lunch!

Lenten Series: Breaking (down) Bad (theology)

Wednesdays 7 – 8 p.m., starting March 9th
Online only

The pandemic has made us wrestle with deep questions about God, death, and suffering. Perhaps you’ve thought about your own mortality and God’s purpose in your life in new and unsettling ways. Often at crisis points, trite sayings of “spiritual wisdom” get passed around that have no root in actual Christian doctrine, causing confusion about God’s role in our lives. We’ll break down several of these sayings and arrive at a richer understanding of God’s nature – and our own. Led by Mother Julie.
Join on Zoom (Meeting ID: 844 6032 7029; Passcode: Lent)

Lenten Quiet Day

Saturday, March 26th 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online only

In preparation for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, join us as we explore ancient and contemporary prayers, including those we may create together. We’ll share quiet time as we meditate on “The Way of the Cross” – Christ’s walk to Calvary – His extraordinary gift in love and service for us all. Together we’ll reflect on these recent pandemic years, attempt to reconcile what we may have lost, grieve for ourselves and others, and pray for new life in the years to come. Led by Deacon Elena Barnum. For more information and to sign up, contact Deacon Elena at or (212) 222-2700, ext. 106.

Choral Compline Returns

Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. starting March 9th
In person and online

The Lent season will see a return of our meditative Wednesday evening choral Compline service. Experience a moment of beauty and calm, either in person or online. Choral Compline happens every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., with the church doors opening at 8:15 p.m.
Join on Zoom (Webinar ID: 897 3684 3351)

Daily Devotions in Lent

For those seeking a Lenten Devotional this year, we have two recommendations:

Living Well Through Lent 2022: Letting Go With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to download a digital version or sign up to receive daily devotions by email.

A Sanctified Art has created a beautiful resource with a weekly focus, for those interested in Lenten devotions that incorporate art and poetry. E-mail Mo. Julie to request a digital copy.

Download our Lenten flyer here.