Parish Services

There is always an opportunity to worship at Saint-Esprit!

Worship at Saint Esprit reflects the diversity and enthusiasm of our members. We are Huguenots and Episcopalians, Africans, Asians, Europeans, and Native Americans, cradle Christians and the newly baptized. Everyone is welcome to receive Holy Communion, regardless of denominational affiliation. Our prayers, sermons and hymns are in French, and we use the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, which was first translated for use by our parish in 1802, and elements from our other traditions.

Weekly Services

Please visit our calendar page.

Sunday Taizé Prayers

Taizé prayers are also held on Sunday mornings at Saint Esprit four times a year, and Taizé brothers visit Saint Esprit when they pass through New York. Saint Esprit is also the home of a traveling icon from Taizé. This reproduction of a sixth-century Egyptian icon of Saint Menas is commonly known as the icon of "Jesus and his friend." The original is at the Louvre museum in Paris, and a copy is used in prayer at the Church of Reconciliation in Taizé.

Our icon was given to Saint Esprit in 2008 by Brother Alois, the prior of Taizé, during a retreat weekend in Montreal. It was offered as a sign of friendship to the people of the United States, and serves as a tangible link between the hundreds of church groups of many denominations across the country that offer Taizé prayers to their local communities.

While this icon always returns to Saint Esprit, it travels across the country to different churches for use in prayers and retreats. There are identical icons which travel in many other countries, including Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and in Asia and Latin America.

If you would like to host the icon of friendship as part of a Taizé ecumenical service at your church, please contact us.

For more information on the Taizé community, Taizé liturgy and other churches in the United States which offer Taizé-style prayer services, click here.

Special Services

At certain periods of the year, we commemorate the major events in the liturgical calendar.  These services, like an Ash Wednesday midday service or an early evening service on Christmas Eve, hold special significance in our minds and our hearts as we contemplate the life and preaching of Jesus Christ.