We are members of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester New York, where we live out Bishop Prince Singh’s call for Radical Hospitality, Creative Mission, and Passionate Spirituality.
Whether you have been a life-long Episcopalian or whether you are curious about how the Church might be relevant and meaningful for you in today's world, we welcome you. On any given day of the week you may find us carrying hot food from our kitchen to hungry neighbors, or absorbed in the beauty of music and liturgy. You may find us hosting world class musicians through our partnership with the Eastman School of Music, or pulling stones from our garden beds. You may find us deep in study of deChardin’s “The Phenomenon of Man” or driving someone home from the hospital. You will find us both deepening our faith and asking questions; called to both action and contemplation by the words of our Scriptures; and circling around Christ's Table with all our likenesses and differences as One Body.
Whether you are a sojourner passing by or looking for a parish family, it is my sincere hope you will stop by. We would love to host you.
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A Meal & More serves people in need, free of charge, hot, well-balanced, nutritious meals every Wednesday and Sunday in a safe, inviting and clean environment. Guests include the homeless, disabled, unemployed, elderly, children and anyone needing a helping hand at this time in their lives.
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Christ Church Music
Through collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Christ Church has become known as an important center for sacred music performance and education. The Christ Church Choir, the Christ Church Baroque Consort, the Youth Ensemble, and the Recorder Consort perform in the 11:00AM Sunday Eucharist. The acclaimed Schola Cantorum sings Compline on Sunday nights at 9:00PM (October through April). The Schola (available for course credit for students of the Eastman School of Music) performs in concerts and festivals, and their recordings are sold around the world.
Eastman’s internationally significant Craighead-Saunders Baroque pipe organ, and the historic Hook & Hastings American Romantic pipe organ draw visitors from around the world for concerts, festivals, and liturgies. The organs can be heard in most of our liturgies and in our Candlelight Concert Series as well as Eastman School concerts. Through the VanDelinder Fellowships, the Music Scholar, and the Eastman-Christ Church Choral Scholar, we provide vocational development for future leaders in church music.
Compline at Christ Church, one of Rochester's most highly attended liturgies, is certainly "the place to be" on Sunday nights. The Schola Cantorum sings the Office of Compline by candlelight each Sunday evening from October through April at 9:00 PM. The ancient and historic Office of Compline is ideal for the needs of modern daily life. Compline, the most contemplative of the monastic offices, marks the close of the "Hours of the Divine Office", and its origins date back to the 4th Century monastic custom of private prayer and devotion before retiring. St. Benedict is responsible for the name of the office, its liturgical character and arrangement. Members of the Schola Cantorum, faculty and students of the Eastman School of Music play organ preludes to Compline each Sunday evening at 8:50 P.M
See the silent film masterpiece
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC With live musical accompaniment by Edoardo Bellotti, Stephen Kennedy, Christ Church Schola Cantorum Thursday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.
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