Holyrood Church 715 West 179 Street, Upper West side Manhattan, USA, 212-923-3770 holyroodsantacruznyc@gmail.com

Holyrood Church is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt congregation of the Diocese of New York which is part of the Episcopal Church and the world Anglican Communion. The Holyrood Church (Holyrood means “Holy Crucifix” or “Holy Cross”) was founded as a Protestant Episcopal congregation in 1893 by Rev. William Oliver Embury, who was chaplain of The House of Refuge for Problem Girls and was operated by the Sisters of St. Mary in Inwood Hill Park. In 1895, a country-style church with a tower designed by R.D. Chandler and built on upper Broadway at what is now 181st Street.

On November 16, 1901, the...

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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

    Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.   Today’s Gospel, Matthew 9:1-8, reminds us about ways to cultivate compassion. The greatest benefit of compassion is hope both for others and for ourselves.   And this, of course, is the central theme or...
Published: 02/07/2020 - 18:30
  Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear Holyrood family.   In today's Gospel, Matthew 8: 28-34, it is shown that Satan, or the Devil, is afraid of Jesus. Is a story of how we can overcome evil. But we also learn that first we must start with ourselves, and any...
Published: 01/07/2020 - 09:45
  Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.   One of the best-known stories in the Gospels is that of Jesus’ calming the storm on the lake. This is the Gospel for today: Matthew 8:23-27. This little passage is rather straightforward in its structure. There are three parts...
Published: 30/06/2020 - 09:45

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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