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.
The Rev. Ruth Ferguson
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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.
Music at Christ Church
Through partnerships and collaborations with the Eastman School of Music, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Christ Church is an important center for sacred music performance and education. Please continue to read about our choral and instrumental ensembles, the pipe organs of the Eastman School of Music, and our fellowships and training programs in sacred music.
Compline at Christ Church
The Christ Church Schola Cantorum sings the monastic Office of Compline Sunday evenings at 9:00 PM (October through April). 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”. 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. Candlelight Concerts precede Compline at 8:30 PM on the first Sunday of the month.
Compline & Candlelight Concert Series begins in October
Sunday, October 5 / 8:30 – 8:55 P.M. CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
David Ying & Elinor Freer, works for cello and piano
9:00 P.M. COMPLINE: sung by the Schola Cantorum, Stephen Kennedy, director
works by Byrd, Parsons, & Tallis.
9:30 P.M. Reception
Compline is sung each Sunday night at 9:00 P.M. (October through April)
Tuesday Pipes Concert Series begins in October
12:10-12:35 (beginning on October 7th)
Organ and Film Festival Concert
Saturday, October 25
7:30 P.M. Pre-Performance Talk by Professor Timothy Scheie
8:00 P.M.FILM/CONCERT: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, 1928 silent film classic
Carl Theodor Dryer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc will be accompanied by live improvised accompaniment by the Christ Church Schola Cantorum, with Stephen Kennedy and Edoardo Bellotti on the Craighead-Saunders Organ and the Hook & Hastings Organ. This event is part of Eastman’s EROI Festival.
VanDelinder Prize Winner 2013-14 We are extremely happy to announce that Käthe Wright Kaufman is the first ever recipient of the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills at Christ Church. This program provides vocational training and development for Eastman organ student(s) who are pursuing a career in liturgical music. It is made possible by a generous gift from the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation.
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