Ninth Sunday After Pentecost at St. John’s in the Village on July 22rd 2018 Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharist also called Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper, among other names) is a Christian rite that is considered a sacrament in most churches and an ordinance in others. The Eucharistic celebration Christians remember both Christ's sacrifice of himself on the cross and his commission of the apostles at the Last Supper.
The elements of the Eucharist, bread (leavened or unleavened) and wine (or grape juice), are consecrated on an altar (or table) and consumed thereafter. The elements of the Eucharist, bread (leavened or unleavened) and wine (or grape juice), are consecrated on an altar (or table) and consumed thereafter.
St. John’s in the Village Episcopal Church at 224 Waverly Place, NYC.
History of the church:
The church was founded in 1853. Fire destroyed the original classical revival style church building in 1972. Edgar Tafel, a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the current church sanctuary. In the 1800’s, St. John’s in theVillage led the way in New York City toward “free” pews. In the 1900’s, St. John’s in the Village led the way in New York City toward open inclusion of Gays and Lesbians in the worshiping community.
The church currently reaches out to the West Village community through excellent fine arts initiatives and special ministries to persons living with AIDS.