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Pride Ecumenical Evensong by Candlelight with Bonfire & Cook-Out
Sun, June 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This joint Episcopal/Roman Catholic service at the commencement of Pride Week is in the form of a candlelit choral evensong of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. An Episcopal choir and a Roman Catholic choir respond to each other musically in the service, which also contains congregational music and a short homily by the Reverend Dr Gary Hellman, priest of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and practicing psycho-therapist and counselor. The candlelit service is followed by the lighting and blessing of the traditional ‘Johnsmas fire’ in the courtyard (a tradition brought to Manhattan in the 17th century). Grills are then lit and the cook-out continues into the night. Free and open to all, but registration is necessary for catering purposes. This is one of over twenty World Pride events at St John’s in the Village. To see others: http://www.stjvny.org/arts-at-st-johns-june