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...

The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

    Good morning, happy Thursday, and blessings.   In John 17:20-26 we find a prayer that looks to the future. Jesus was praying not only for the people seated around him at table that evening but also for his future followers, which thanks be to God, includes us. And it...
Published: 28/05/2020 - 08:15
    Good morning, happy Wednesday, and blessings.   In John 17, Jesus prays – we call it his “great high priestly prayer”.  Because one job of the priest is to pray, to intercede, to serve as a go-between, representing the people before God.  Jesus, the greatest...
Published: 27/05/2020 - 18:30
  Good morning, happy Tuesday, and blessings.  In today’s gospel, John 17:1-11a, Jesus prays for us, even though we fail to pray for ourselves. The suffering began soon after the Last Supper when Jesus and His disciples went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Knowing that the time of...
Published: 26/05/2020 - 11:00

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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