In the year when A Wrinkle in Time was transformed into a film, we will explore the deep spiritual roots of its writer, Madeleine L’Engle. Join the Rev. Leslie Reimer for this journey into the Christian faith of this gifted author.
How do we understand and experience loss and grief? How can we be present and supportive to those who have experienced the death of a loved one? The Rev. Leslie Reimer will offer some fresh insights on this ancient and universal topic. View the handout as a PDF.
On Sunday, November 17, 1918, Calvary hosted “A Service of Thanksgiving for the Victory of the Allied Arms.” It was a celebration filled with music. Today, we will use some of the music from 100 years ago during our 11 o’clock service, and after the service, we will rededicate the beautiful stone cross located on the front lawn in front of the parish hall.
The cross is a memorial to those who served in the First World War. It was first dedicated on June 1, 1924 by the Rector of the time, Edwin van Etten. It bears the words, “To the Glory of God and in Honor of all those from Calvary Parish who served in the Great War 1914–1918.” Plaques on the four sides of the base of the cross list the names of the 226 people from Calvary Church who served.
We will have a proclamation from the Pittsburgh City Council read and the colors (flags) presented as part of the brief service.
A reflection on meaning, faith, suffering, and dying – guided by Kate Bowler’s book, Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved – led by the Rev. Leslie Reimer.
The Requiem by Maurice Duruflé is a musical fusion of disparate styles: centuries-old plainsong is transfigured through the language of impressionism. Alan Lewis discusses textual and musical elements of the piece, which will be sung at the annual Requiem liturgy at Calvary on Sunday, November 4 at 5 p.m.
Join the Rev. Neil Raman to explore the concept of “liturgical time.” We will turn to the history and use of the Daily Office and to ways in which we can sanctify our time each day.