The Seventh Sunday of Easter 11:15 | 2024

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter




This Week & Upcoming

Stations of the Resurrection

Wednesdays in the Easter season at 12:00 pm in the Church.

Formation Guest Speaker Series: Sister Ellen Francis, OSH

Today at 1pm

After the 11:15 Mass on May 12th, join us for the final installment in this year’s Formation Speaker Series. Sister Ellen Francis, OSH will share a presentation on iconography, its significance in Christian worship, and the process of creating her recent work on the embellishment of the Votive Icon.

The Philadelphia 11 Film Screening

May 19th | The Day of Pentecost

Join us on Pentecost Sunday after the 11:15 Mass for a special film screening of The Philadelphia 11 as we join the Church in celebrating 50 years of Women’s Ordination in the Episcopal Church. There is no charge for the film viewing, and all are welcome!

Solemn Vespers for the Feast of the Visitation

Friday May 31st at 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate this major feast in collaboration with our local chapter of the Society of Mary. A reception will follow in the gardens. For more information about vespers or the Society of Mary, please contact Fr. Ancona.

Keep in Touch:

The Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Please refrain from bringing food or drink (except if for young children) into the church during Mass.

Please silence all mobile phones and electronic devices.

People often wish to take the time before and after worship for silent prayer. Please be considerate of your fellow worshippers by refraining from conversations before Mass and applause at the end of the postlude. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness.

Child-care is available for children under age 6; please ask an usher for directions; all children are welcome in worship, and we encourage parents to bring children to Communion.

PRELUDE Toccata secunda (Apparatus musico-organisticus)

Georg Muffat (1653-1704)

A bell sounds. All stand as they are able.

ENTRANCE HYMN 492 · Finnian (see pg 15)


Plainsong, Mode VIII

Vidi aquam egredientem de templo, a latare dextro, alleluia: et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista, salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia alleluia. Ps. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia, and it brought to people everywhere God’s life and his salvation, and the people sang in joyful praise: alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Give praise to the Lord for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. V. 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


Ambrosian chant


Missa Ave Maris Stella

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis. Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam: Domine Deus, Rex cælestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine fili unigenite Jesu Christe, Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis. Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe, cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris. Amen.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, and we give thanks to you for your great glory: Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. You, who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Celebrant The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Celebrant Let us pray.

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

All are seated.



In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus-- for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us-- one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God.


All remain seated for the psalm. The refrain is intoned by a cantor, then repeated by the congregation and sung as indicated.


Plainsong, Mode VIII

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, * nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! Their delight is in the law of the Lord, * and they meditate on his law day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; * everything they do shall prosper. It is not so with the wicked; * they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, * nor the sinner in the council of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, * but the way of the wicked is doomed.


If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have


life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God.

SEQUENCE HYMN 460 · Hyfrydol (see pg 16)

Sung by all, standing.


Plainsong, Mode VIII

The Gospel procession makes its way to the pulpit. A Cantor intones the Alleluia, and the congregation repeats it once, then again following the Versicle.

V. The Lord said, “I will not leave you desolate;* I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.”

THE HOLY GOSPEL John 17:6-19

Deacon The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus prayed for his disciples, “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are


mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.”

Deacon The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

THE SERMON Sister Ellen Francis, OSH


Calvin Hampton




Celebrant The Word was made Flesh People And dwelt among us. Celebrant Let us pray.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior manifested your glory in his flesh, and sanctified the outward and visible in order that we may perceive realities unseen: Accept, we pray, these holy images of the Life of your Christ, and grant that as we look upon them, our hearts may be drawn to things which can be seen only by the eye of faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Celebrant and assisting ministers move to the Votive Icon.

Said by all Christ is the image of the invisible God; all things were created through him and for him. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

Celebrant Let us pray.

O Lord, God of Creation, the Maker of the heavenly hosts, of all earthly beings and creatures: You have filled Your Church with the likeness of your only-begotten Son. Grant, O Lord God, that your powerful and omnipotent hand may protect all those who, in this place, call upon your Name in true faith, asking of Your compassion and mercy. Receive their good requests that they may know your strengthening presence and love, presenting to You the first-fruits and oblations of their faith.

The Celebrant anoints each image with Chrism, then saying, We bless and sanctify these holy images in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed Luke our Patron, and all the Saints, in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and to whom be all glory and honor now and forever. Amen.


The Deacon reads the intercessions for the parish. Then the leader says In joy and hope let us pray to the source of all life, singing,

That our risen Savior may fill us with the joy of his holy and life-giving resurrection. Lord, in your mercy.

Hear our prayer.


That isolated and persecuted churches may find fresh strength in the Easter gospel. Lord, in your mercy.

Hear our prayer.

That he may grant us humility to be subject to one another in Christian love. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That he may guide the people of this land, and of all nations, in the ways of justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That he may provide for those who lack food, work, or shelter. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That by his power wars and famine may cease through all the earth. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That he may reveal the light of his presence to the sick, the weak, and the dying, that they may be comforted and strengthened. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That he may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people, that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

That he may guide us as we work towards an anti-racist society and for racial justice in our church, our city, our nation and in the world. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer.

That we may come to share in his heavenly kingdom with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed Luke, our Patron, and all the saints. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

The Celebrant concludes with a Collect.



Celebrant The peace of the Lord be always with you. People And also with you.

Then the Ministers and People greet each other in the name of the Lord.


William Byrd (1543-1623)

Non vos relinquam orphanos. Alleluia. Vado, et venio ad vos. Alleluia. Et gaudebit cor vestrum. Alleluia.

I will not leave you orphans. Alleluia. I go and come again to you. Alleluia. And your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.

OFFERTORY HYMN 494 · Diademata (see pg 18)

All stand.


Eucharistic Prayer B, The Book of Common Prayer, p. 367


The Celebrant continues:

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, t hrough your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. After his glorious resurrection he openly appeared to his disciples, and in their sight ascended into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that where he is, there we might also be, and reign with him in glory. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name.

SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS Missa Ave Maris Stella

Luis de Victoria

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.

Hosanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

All are invited to stand or kneel while the Eucharistic Prayer is read by the Celebrant. Midway through the Eucharistic Prayer, the Celebrant says Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory;

The Celebrant concludes. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.


Robinson II



The Celebrant breaks the bread. A short period of silence follows.


Ambrosian chant


Celebrant The gifts of God for the people of God.

This is the Lord’s Table. All are encouraged to come forward at this time. Gluten free wafers are available from the Priest on the pulpit side of the altar. If you are not baptized, or do not wish to receive, you are encouraged to come forward for a blessing. Signal this by crossing your arms across your chest.

AGNUS DEI Missa Ave Maris Stella Tomás Luis de Victoria

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

POSTCOMMUNION HYMN 307 · Bryn Calfaria (see pg 19)

Sung by all, standing.



Said by all.

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


God the Father, who has given to his Son the name above every name, strengthen you to proclaim Jesus the Christ, the Son of God. Amen.

God the Son, our great high priest, who has passed into the heavens, clothe you with power from on high. Amen.

God the Holy Spirit, who pours out abundant gifts upon the Church, make you faithful followers of the risen Christ. Amen.

And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.


Deacon Let us go forth in the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.



POSTLUDE Ballo della Battaglia

Please refrain from applause at the end of the postlude, to respect the devotional practices of others.

A brief service of prayer with laying on of hands for healing follows this service, at the votive icon.

ENTRANCE HYMN 492 · Finnian

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HYMN 460 · Hyfrydol 16 EASTERTIDE
HYMN 307 · Bryn Calfaria EASTERTIDE 19

SUNDAY MAY 12 Easter 7

9:15 am Holy Eucharist*

10:20 am Sunday School

11:15 am Holy Eucharist*

1:00 pm Formation Guest Speaker


12:00 pm Holy Eucharist

7:00 pm AA Aud

7:00 pm Antiracism Discussion Group Zoom


12:00 pm Holy Eucharist

7:00 pm AA Aud


12:00 pm Stations of the Resurrection & Holy Eucharist

6:00 pm Vespers

6:45 pm Benedictine Group

7:30 pm Compline Parish House

7:00 pm AA Aud


12:00 pm Holy Eucharist

7:00 pm Friends of Shelly PH

7:00 pm Centering Prayer Zoom


12:00 pm Holy Eucharist

7:00 pm AA Aud


2:00 pm Community Closet LH 4:00 pm Art & Acceptance Aud

SUNDAY MAY 19 Pentecost

9:15 am Holy Eucharist*

10:20 am Sunday School

11:15 am Holy Eucharist*

1:00 pm Film Screening Aud

* Childcare for children ages 6 and under is available.


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Life at St. Luke’s


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Monday & Wednesday at 5:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8am

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Parish Intercessions are read during services and/or circulated to our Intercessory Prayer Group. To add a name to either prayer list, please e-mail prayerlist@stlukeinthefields. org or call the front office at 212.924.0562


Get more information about all of our Outreach programs on our website: saintlukesnyc. org/outreach

Contact: Hannah Sohn (hsohn@

Donations to our programs are appreciated, and a wishlist can be found by following the QR code.


Saturdays from 2 - 4pm.


Saturdays from 4 - 7pm


Clean out your closet! We’re in need of gently used men’s and women’s clothing for St. Luke’s Outreach programs, Art & Acceptance and Community Closet. Drop off at St. Luke’s, 487 Hudson St. Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

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Parish Intercessions

Persons listed below are prayed for weekdays by name at the 12pm Eucharist and on other occasions throughout the week.  Due to the large need, the list is kept to family, loved ones, and close friends of parishioners only; names remain on the list for two weeks.  To add a name, provide an update, or to have a name removed from the list, please e-mail or call the front office at 212.924.0562.

For Those Who are Ill or in Need of Intercession

Shirley Bayers

Robyn Best, friend of Michael Hudson

Caleb Carr

Elaine James, mother of Devon Cooper

Nancy Kaiser, mother of Emily

Sheila Tuohy Murray, mother of Jack

Mark Wooley, friend of the Carr family

In Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child

Emerson Theodora Bartlett

Riverlynn Mae Cericola, to Caitlin Cericola

Sigrid Charlotte Krause, to Drew & Rachel


For Those Who Have Recently Died

Alan Hodge, uncle of Mo. Stacey

Richard Lyon, grandfather of Beatrice

David Monberg

Norma Padro, wife of Deacon Candido Padro, Jr.

Philip V. Toronto, cousin of Sean SchellerSchuller

In Thanksgiving for Those Baptized, Confirmed, and Received at the Easter Vigil

For Those Whose Memorial of Death Falls This Week

Diana Cheah, mother of Phillip

John Helmuth

Duane Horton, husband of Robert Hersee

Paul Kim

For those Preparing for the Sacraments of the Church

For our Parish of St Luke in the Fields

Acolyte Guild and Daily Mass Assistants

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Christ Church, Bronxville

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

The Anglican Church of Burundi


The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Telephone: 212.924.0562

Pastoral Emergencies: Please email any clergy member in the event of an emergency.


The Reverend Caroline Stacey, Rector

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The Reverend Andrew Ancona, Senior Associate 212.924.9327 |

The Reverend Isabel Roberts Geller, School Chaplain and Associate 212.924.5960 |

David Shuler, Director of Music & Organist

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The Reverend Thomas Miller, Assisting Clergy


Craig King, Director of Business and Financial Operations

212.633.7817 |

Devon Cooper, Accountant 212.924.1523 |

Anthony Serrano, Facilities Director 212.924.3080 |

Hannah Sohn, Outreach & Development Manager 212.414.7442 |



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Amina Syedullah, Communications Manager

212.647.1837 |

Andrew Forell, Archivist

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Elana Steinberg, Thrift Shop Manager

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Lily Del Rosso, Parish Office Administrator

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Tracy Fedonchik, Head 212.924.5960 |


Theresa Goldsborough & Michael Cudney, Wardens

Donald Conrad

Bruce Goerlich

Michael Hudson

Samuel Jordan Celina Khury-Morejon

Non Voting

David Moody, Treasurer

Valerie Komor

Jack Spencer

Grady Tarplee Naveen Thacker, Clerk

Doug Houston, Recording Secretary

Email Contact:

May Vestry on Call: Theresa Goldsborough (646.620.5600) Naveen Thacker (917.566.8971)

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