Holyrood Church 715 West 179 Street, Upper West side Manhattan, USA, 212-923-3770 mzepeda@holyroodsantacruz.org

Morning Prayer

     We are in the Fifth and Final Week in Lenten Season.  Please be reminded that next week is the Holy Week.

    We have just begun the book of Exodus.  Moses meets God in Mt. Horeb and he is told to trust Him and be the leader.  Moses confronts Pharaoh, and the situation escalates... In the New Testament we wrap up reading from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians and move on to his second letter to the church in this city.  In this week's reading from the Gospel of Mark, he begins to describe Jesus' foretelling of his crucifixion, and begin the steady march towards it.  Jesus answers how one can enter the kingdom of heaven or inherit eternal life, and how hard that is to do it alone.  He also teaches how being the least and servant of all - is the way to become great.  All the while he is challenged by the religious authorities and continues healing the blind.

    To help stave off and avoid further COVID-19 infections, please 1) keep social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone else, 2) don't touch your face while outside and 3) wash your hands as soon as you return home (I take a shower upon return from outside).  Additionally, always think about the possibility that YOU are infected without any symptoms and also about how you can prevent others from contracting through you.  This is always possible.  Let us all do our part to help prevent the further spread!

    Readings for the Fifth Week in Lent (Year A)

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020  (John Donne, Priest, 1631)


    Wednesday, April 01, 2020(Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872)


    Thursday, April 02, 2020 (James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876)


    Friday, April 03, 2020 (Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253)


    Saturday, April 04, 2020 (Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, 1968) (No Morning Prayer Service)


    Sunday, April 05, 2020 (Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday) (No Morning Prayer Service)


-Shoji Mizumoto


Date news: 
Martes, Diciembre 10, 2019 - 07:30