February 17, 2010 § 1 Comment
Welcome to St. Luke’s first foray into the Blogosphere! While Lent is traditionally a time when Christians seek to give things up, it can also be a season of incorporating new practices that nurture our spiritual well-being, that make more space for reflection on who we are called to be, and what we are called to do; this blog is intended to be such a place. In the coming weeks, Lenten reflections based on the Stations of the Cross will be posted, and your responses are invited. Essays, poetry and visual artistry will all be much in evidence, thanks to the hard work of those in our parish responsible for creating this wonderful online space. We are very glad you stopped by.
This blog is also an experiment in reaching out to people who may not know about the wonderful, welcoming community that is the Church of St. Luke in the Fields. To those for whom this blog is your first introduction to our faith community, I want to extend a special welcome and encourage those of you who are in the New York area to come and experience the worship, music and thoughtful dialogue that characterize life at St. Luke’s. We are a fully inclusive, open and affirming Episcopal church in Greenwich Village. Our Anglo-Catholic liturgy, our music program, and the energy of our congregational singing draw visitors from around the country and the world. We hope you will join us during this holy season of Lent, and when you do, it is my prayer that you will find both the Blog and the Church of St. Luke in the Fields a place of spiritual comfort and challenge.
The Rev. Caroline Stacey
Rector, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields