October 25, 2015

ILLUMINATION: Opening Reception
Our Inaugural Darlington Hall Exhibition
Eight pairs of artists/writers from the parish consider what ora et labora (prayer and work) look like in 21st century New York by creating their own large-scale contemporary versions of the medieval illustrated Book of Hours. Tim Lively is the Artistic Director for this project. Come to the opening and reception on Thursday, January 10 from 6pm-8pm in Darlington Hall and meet the artists and writers listed below. Please RSVP to the opening reception HERE.
Samantha Schwartz and Bo Niles: Matins/Midnight
Judith Barcroft Washam and Lisha Epperson: Lauds/Before Dawn
Jim DeWoody and J. Chester Johnson: Prime/Morning
Angela James and Robbie Pennoyer: Terce/Mid-morning
Rodney Epperson and Jennifer Fell Hayes: Sext/Midday
Frances Graff and Amanda Vaill Stewart: None/Afternoon
Tim Lively and Abigail Trapp: Vespers/Evening
Roland de Fries and Elizabeth Boe: Compline/Night
Sunday, January 13 Rectors Forum – Praying Through the Day: How the Monastery ‘Hours’ Become a Popular Devotion For centuries through the Middle Ages, communities of monks and nuns had prayed “the hours” as a daily cycle of worship, focused on the liturgy and psalms. In the later Middle Ages, the so-called “little hours” dedicated to the Virgin Mary became popular not just with communities living by a rule, but also with laypeople living in the world. These “hours” became available in other languages besides Latin, and prompted the creation of beautifully illuminated books for private prayer. This talk will explore the religious culture around these extraordinary artifacts. The Rev. Dr. Euan Cameron is the speaker for this lecture. 9:30am in the Undercroft.

Ellen Warner: Photographs Opening Reception

Ellen Warner is a parishioner and an award-winning and widely published photographer. The exhibit on Thursday, January 17 will include Ellen’s portraits and photojournalism, and photographs from a prospective book, The Second Half, in which Ellen will combine portraits of women over the age of 50 from around the world with their reflections of what it means to be living in the second half of life. 6-8pm in the Undercroft. This exhibit will run through Wednesday, April 24, 2019. RSVP to the opening reception HERE

Sunday, Jan. 20. Rector’s Forum. The Artist Speaks. Curator Diana Smith interviews Ellen Warner about her work. 9:30am in the Undercroft. Ellen Warner’s photography includes both spectacular photojournalism and a variety of portraits (from an author series, to family portraits, to the girls of Freetown). The centerpiece of Ellen’s exhibition will come from a book she is currently working on, entitled the Second Half, in which Ellen combines portraits of women over the age of 50 and from around the world, with reflections and insights, of what it means to be living in the second half of life.

The Second Annual Heavenly Lights Art Show Submissions and opening reception will take place Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00-8pm. The show will center on the theme, We All Belong. Selection of works will be by jury and will hang in Darlington Hall and the Undercroft from May 9 through Sptember 6. Registration begins on January 13, 2019. The Art Show Committee invites the greater community to answer the call for submissions. Please contact a member of the committee, Jennifer Coleman, Winnie Feng, Wright and Calvine Harvey,and Diana Smith for further information. Sign up here

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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.