Ritual and prayer are not meant to be present on our lives as obligation, as diversion, as education or as entertainment. They are not there as a nearly magic way to salvation. Rather, they are there because we need them, because without them we could not be ourselves, could not be the church. The liturgy is the various rituals of the assembled church. It is the deed of the assembled church. It is what we who are baptized need to do: the songs we need to sing. the words we need to hear, the gestures we need to make. Need because without them we cannot give our lives their gospel shape. In liturgy, we are what we mean to be. The immersion in baptism's waters is the death we die to evil all our lives, is new life we have in Christ. Bread broken and the cup poured out at the Eucharist are the sacrifice and sharing we are to be for the world. --Gabe Huck, Liturgy with Style and Grace
Like any other active Christian community, liturgy and worship are central, core experiences. It is at liturgy where we celebrate our lives, and where we mourn our losses. It it where we gather as a community to place our needs before God, and where we are nourished by sharing God's word and sharing Eucharist.
Our Dignity/New York community celebrates a progressive, inclusive and affirming Eucharistic Liturgy each weekend. While some parishes may be considered gay-friendly, our community goes beyond mere tolerance and acknowledges and celebrates our lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and straight persons.
Dignity/New York strives to be gender-inclusive and gender balanced at our liturgies. We are blessed to have a variety of Presider experiences.
Everyone is welcome, regardless their faith tradition, and all are invited to share in the “Body and Blood of Christ” at communion, icon of US, for WE are the “Body of Christ”
Our Sunday Liturgies are in-person and streamed on Zoom
Our Eucharistic celebration returned to in-person (June 2021) and it is streamed online via Zoom. Liturgy is held at 6:30PM (Eastern Time)
Over the past few weeks, many old friends and allies have joined our Dignity/New York community in-person and online.
Unleavened Bread (Matzah)
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