Holyrood Church 715 West 179 Street, Upper West side Manhattan, USA, 212-923-3770
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... Read
As a People’s Church we lead people into a healthy relationship with God, Jesus, others, and themselves.
We believe all people matter to God and in Jesus salvific liberation: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Luke 4:18-19

The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings.   We come now to one of the most familiar stories in the gospels – Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1-15). Part of its familiarity can be perhaps attributed to the fact that it is a story recounted in each of the four...
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.   Today Gospel (John 3: 31-36) weaves together a variety of images of earth and heaven. John talks about the person who is “earthly” and who speaks of “earthly things.” Then John writes that the One who comes from heaven reigns above all. Of...
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.   John 3:16 is the most well-known Bible verse of them all. But at the same is “probably the most distorted verse in the New Testament.” It is a verse that is commonly misunderstood.   God loves the world, loves each one of us, loves...


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