Clergy Statement on Charlottesville

20 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Church,

A week has now passed since racial violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. During that time, we have all been bombarded with disturbing images, words, and opinions that often confuse more than they clarify.

One truth, however, is beyond question: white supremacy is evil. Adding our voices to the chorus of faith and civic leaders, we strongly denounce fascism, racism, and anti-Semitism in all their manifestations. Such ideologies are anathema to the central tenets of our faith. As Christians, we believe that every human being is a child of God worthy of dignity, respect and love. More than ever, it is important to publically acknowledge this incontrovertible truth.

Having taken this first step, it is challenging to know what to do next. While we may be tempted to meet hate with hate and violence with violence, this brings nothing more than empty satisfaction. Instead, our faith calls us to seek justice and reconciliation through nonviolence and loving service to others.

This may seem like mere religious rhetoric. It is not. We know too well where the path of hate and violence leads. It is only by following the way of Love that we can hope to escape this destructive cycle and begin building the beloved community that Christ promises.

In the coming weeks and months Trinity Church will create opportunities for honest dialogue, public witness, and direct action to promote justice and reconciliation. While this may discomfort us, we believe this is the good work that God calls us to do. As always, we pray that the Spirit grants us strength and courage in all that we undertake.

In Christ,

The Reverend Peter D. D’Angio, Rector

The Rev. Justin E. Gabbard, Interim Curate

The Rev. Joe W. O’Brochta, Deacon

The Rev. Anisa Cottrell Willis, Priest Associate

Thomas B. Ellis

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of

Thomas B. Ellis, Jr.

He died August 19, 2017

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00 am at

Trinity Episcopal Church

Service will follow at 10:00 am

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

May his soul, and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God, rest in Peace.

Get your Tickets for New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony's concert, "A Lily Among Thorns" is Friday October 6th at Trinity.

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Praised for a "rich natural sound that's larger and more complex than the sum of its parts," (NPR) the four men of New York Polyphony have won hearts and ears as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. They sing with intelligence, subtlety and consummate artistry," (Richmond Times-Dispatch) in repertoire that ranges from Gregorian chant to cutting-edge compositions. They have performed across the globe including London's Wigmore Hall and The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The ensemble's growing discography includes two GRAMMY-nominated releases and albums that have topped the "best of" lists of The New Yorker, Gramophone, and BBC Music Magazine.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite at this link.

The concert, which begins at 7:30 PM, is an official event of the 175th anniversary celebration.



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