Sam Gurwitt | Feb 18, 2019 12:01 pm
That’s why I praise You I lift You up And I magnify Your name ...
There was no choir raising a joyful noise inside Victory Temple for the Sabbath. No band; just a drum and small Hammond organ. And yet ... The rafters shook. The Lord’s name was magnified.
Continue reading ‘On Sunday, Congregation Was The Choir’
Thomas Breen | Feb 1, 2019 7:31 am | Comments (5)
The Yale Divinity School has decided not to purchase a single-family home near its Prospect Hill campus, citing neighbor concerns about taking $20,000-plus off the city’s annual property tax rolls. Continue reading ‘Div School Drops Plan To Buy East Rock Home’
Markeshia Ricks | Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm | Comments (1)
A State Street church is spreading its wings just as it is about to get some new neighbors. Continue reading ‘Church Expands On Superblock’
Sam Gurwitt | Jan 22, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (5)
(Updated) If it weren’t for the warming center in the basement of Grace and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Evelyn doesn’t know where she would have been Monday. Except out in the deadly cold. Continue reading ‘Deep Freeze Puts New Center To Test’
Brian Slattery | Jan 21, 2019 1:01 am | Comments (1) On Friday afternoon, the 51-member choir on the bima of Congregation B’nai Jacob had just torn through the gospel song “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy” and was now tackling an uptempo version of “We Shall Overcome.” Choir members started with singing and clapping. VIDEO
Something wasn’t quite working. Angela Clemmons, directing the choir, stopped them.
Continue reading ‘“Gospel Shabbat” Choir Sings Hallelujah For King’
Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2019 7:44 am
He was a young pitcher in the Negro Leagues when the New York Yankees came to his door to recruit him.
No way, his father, Bishop Enoch Stallings, of the Church of God and Saints of Christ in the Dwight neighborhood, told the scouts. “This boy is going to sing in the choir.”
Continue reading ‘Legend Laid To Rest, In Style’
Allan Appel | Jan 7, 2019 7:30 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Toni Harp officially Friday afternoon greeted King Melchior (aka Joey Rodriguez), one of the Three Kings who arrived at Casa Otonal on Sylvan Street in the Hill to get a jump start on celebrating Three Kings Day.
The holiday marks the arrival of the kings to behold Baby Jesus in Bethlehem— and is also known as
Epiphany. (Its official day of celebration was Sunday.) Continue reading ‘3 Kings Bring Joys and Toys To Casa Otonal’
Allan Appel | Dec 21, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (1)
Michael Westerberg will preside over Christmas services one last time next week, then step aside after 38 years overseeing the transformation of the Holy Transfiguration. Continue reading ‘Father’s Final Official Xmas Looms’
Allan Appel | Dec 18, 2018 4:00 pm | Comments (1)
Leaders of the Pentecostal church in the historic 19th-century building on East Pearl Street in Fair Haven need to pave another quadrant of their parking area to accommodate a growing congregation
Area activists and preservationists argued that more trees and plantings should accompany more parishoners.
Continue reading ‘Trees Traded For Asphalt On East Pearl Street’
Thomas Breen | Dec 5, 2018 7:57 am
Have the courage to shine a light on what is currently hidden in darkness.
For Orchard Street Shul Rabbi Mendy Hecht, that’s the message at the core of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which started on Sunday night and runs through Monday.
Continue reading ‘Politicians, Rabbi Illuminate Darkness’