Below is a sample of meetings during the school year.
Thursdays at 12 noon
The Lectionary Lunch group meets weekly in the Rector’s Office to read the lectionary for the coming Sunday and study them in depth.
Lenten Series 2018: THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way." 1 Samuel 12:23
Please join Deacon Shiane for a riveting Lenten program on prayer: Why we pray, how to pray and the different forms of prayer.
Sundays in Lent, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Feb. 18: Why We Pray
Feb. 25: How to Pray
March 4: Study the Lord's Prayer - Part 1
March 11: Study the Lord's Prayer - Part 2
March 18: Praying with Anglican Prayer Beads
Many of these courses or lectures have been taught by knowledgeable and talented members of St. Mary’s who generously shared their areas of expertise for an enriching experience.
Past speakers have included discussions on Dante and the responsibility of the intellectual in society by Mary Refling, professor of Italian at Fordham University; topics on Islam by Fr. Masud Syedullah of the Episcopal-Muslim Committee of the Diocese of NY; a talk on the past and future of New York City by Ken Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia University and author of The Encyclopedia of New York City; and a presentation on ethical issues related to gene and stem cell research by Fred Maxfield, Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medical College.