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Collaboration Between Organists in the US and Ukraine

A chance meeting last August has led to a collaboration between professional organists in the US and Ukraine. Last summer Larry Tremsky, Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, attended an Organ Academy in Pasłęk, Poland. Also taking part in the course were two talented young organists from L’viv, Ukraine, Mark Novakovych and Svitlana Pozdnysheva. During the week they spoke of ways in which musicians un the US could help Ukrainian colleagues during this difficult time of war. Good, scholarly editions of music are not always easy to get in Ukraine, so a conversation began with the Nassau Chapter of the American Guild of Organists to see if something could be done to help. The Nassau Chapter immediately agreed, and they, along with the Suffolk Chapter and some friends at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, raised enough funds to send a large package of music over to Ukraine, which recently arrived. Still more music is being collected and will be sent later. While we here cannot end this terrible war, we can support the people of Ukraine in many ways to let them know the world is behind them.

Here’s the translation of the text Mark wrote on receiving the music scores:

“When the war cancels all your plans and says "no" to all your dreams, incredible miracles don't stop happening! People who are ready to support not only with words, but also with truly generous deeds come to the rescue! Half a year ago, fate brought together Svetlana, me and Larry at the organ academy in Poland in Pasłek, and this meeting is very memorable for us! Larry Tremsky, a great friend of Ukraine, thank you from the bottom of my heart! For us young organists, this parcel from the USA - something much more than a selection of luxurious organ music in the best European editions and luxurious new organ shoes - is a huge gesture of support and understanding, which cannot be accepted without tears of emotion and gratitude! A big thank you to Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY for your support! May God bless you a hundredfold!”

Mothering Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 10 at 8:30 and 10am

We hope to see you at the much-loved pancake breakfast on Mothering Sunday - March 10. Join us for fellowship and a delicious breakfast at the Mercer School's refectory.

Register in advance here! While registration is not required, it does help us plan.

If you are able to assist with the preparation or clean up on that day, please contact Diana Campbell at dianakcampbell@gmail.com or Keith Okrosy at kokrosy@gmail.com.

Cathedral's Got Talent!

We’re planning an evening of entertainment, fun and fellowship that will feature:
-Dean Michael Sniffen acting as host
-Acts showcasing the diverse talents of members of our church community
-A reception with light snacks following

Members of the Cathedral and all churches in the Central Nassau Deanery are invited to submit an act for consideration - all ages and genres are welcome.

Got Talent? Sign Up Here by March 17
Questions? Contact Cathedral@incarnationgc.org
Save The Date - May 4, 2024 - we hope to see you there!

Yoga in the Cathedral

Yoga is an opportunity to engage your body as part of your spiritual practice. The group practices in the cathedral at 6pm on Friday evenings. In the summer we expand our practice to include a class on Wednesday mornings at 9am under our tent on the west lawn of the cathedral.

Please bring your own yoga mat. All levels of yoga experience are welcome, including those who practice on a chair. We encourage you to bring a friend!

If you are a first-time attendee, please call or email the cathedral office for more information.

We Grow

Black Lives and Contemplation: Spring 2024

Tuesdays, March 12 to April 30, 7pm-8:15pm Online

This introductory series to the Black diasporic contemplative tradition will focus on people of African descent in the United States. Exploring the deep roots of Black contemplation, participants will garner an expansive understanding of both Blackness and contemplation and how to deepen our own contemplative lives.

Our capacity for this series is 20 people. All are welcome to attend; priority is given to BIPOC applicants. You must commit to attending at least 5 of the 8 sessions. Click here to apply. Applications are open through March 5.

The Dean's Forum: Sundays in Lent

10:15–11am in the Mercer Library
February 25, March 3 & 17

Traveling Home, Tracking Your Way Through the Spiritual Wilderness with Fr. Mark Kowalewski

The Very Rev. Canon Mark Kowalewski joined the Cathedral as co-Vicar of Incarnation Chapel last fall after serving for nearly 20 years as co-Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles. This Lent, he will lead us through his book, Traveling Home. Participants may join as many sessions as they like. Copies of the book will be available for a suggested donation of $20.

Fellowship in Faith and Confirmation Classes

Fellowship in Faith for Children
This Sunday, February 25
10:15-11am at the Mercer School
This week, children move from working on their illuminated manuscripts to the story to the story of Jonah and the Whale, which will be the theme of our Lenten classes.

Youth Confirmation Class
Sundays, March 3, 10 & 17
10:15-11am at the Mercer School
Confirmation class for youth in grades 9-12 continues March 3 during Fellowship in Faith. Canon Charles Janoff leads a lively discussion on the teachings of Jesus, the Baptismal Covenant, church history and the catechism, with an emphasis on Episcopal tradition. For information contact Mo. Kate Salisbury, ksalisbury@incarnationgc.org.

The Barbara C. Harris Scholarship is Now Accepting Applications

The Diocese of Long Island’s Reparations Committee is now accepting applications for the Barbara C. Harris Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be Black, African American, and/or Caribbean American and must be a direct descendant of African people who were enslaved in the United States or the Caribbean. Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status. Reside in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk), be starting or continuing to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited college or university or advanced vocational or trade union training program. Applicants do not have to be Episcopalian. Successful applicants will demonstrate scholarly achievement, leadership skills, community involvement, and a commitment to continuing education.

Information about the scholarship can be found at https://www.dioceseli.org/reparations. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2024.

We Serve

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training Session

Saturday, March 2 from 9-12:30pm
at the Mercer School of Theology
65 Fourth St., Garden City

Instructor: The Rev. Canon Michael Delaney, Chaplain and Diocesan Precentor

This workshop will prepare those nominated by their clergy to act as Lay Eucharistic Visitors to those hospitalized, confined to rehabilitation and nursing institutions, and the homebound. Content will include Eucharistic theology, role-playing for Eucharistic visits, and information about required specific Safe Church training. With their rector/ clergy-in-charge's support, those who participate in this workshop can then be licensed by the Bishop's Office as Lay Eucharistic Visitors.

Clergy must register their EV candidates by contacting the Mercer Office in writing or by email (merceroffice@dioceseli.org). Written permission to serve as an EV is required for all participants. Proof of their completion of required Safe Church training from 2020 or later will be required for their final licensing.

REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEB 23. There is no fee for this event. Space is limited.

We Pray

You can submit prayer requests online here.

A Prayer for the Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer List:

The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop; Lawrence, our Bishop; Geralyn, our Assistant Bishop; Daniel, our Assisting Bishop; William, our Assisting Bishop; Michael, our Dean; Eddie, our Sub Dean; Adam, our Minor Canon; Denise, our Deacon and Director of Outreach; Kate, our Canon for Christian Education; Larry, our Canon Musician; Raphael, our Associate Organist/Choirmaster; Charlie, our Chancellor; Jack and Garrett, our Livestream Technicians, James, our Sexton; Kris, our Program Director of the Center for Spiritual Imagination; Arleen and Lisa, our Cathedral Administrators; Gerry, our Pledge Secretary; and Caroline, our Assistant to the Dean and Administrator of the Center for Spiritual Imagination.

The Nation: Joseph, our President; Kathy, our Governor; Mary, the Mayor of Garden City, and the members of our Armed Forces, especially The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen, The Rev. James Reiss, The Rev. Jen Pilat, The Rev. Matthew Sanfilippo, Brian Thorpe, James Rivera, Charlie Whittaker, Jason Whittaker, Raymond Minihan, Jason Clark, Liam Begley, Adam Sanchez, Jonathan Hart, James Tilden, Noah Penders, Jason R. Corrado Jr. and their families.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Anglican Church of Tanzania, and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. John's, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

For those who have asked for our prayers: Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Monica S., Eladio, Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Claude, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Nirvana, August, Wayne, Indigo, Chi, Todd, Theresa, Whitney, Danielle C., Webb D., Marc S., Jeneen G., Anthony P., Caroline Z., Marilyn E., Vanya D., Lisa K., Toni C., Enilda, Marina, Luz, May, Melinda, Athena, Lucian, Alex, Marisol, Edward G., Danielle W., Sandra Z., Matthew, Neena, Marcus, Susan B., Brandon A., Gus, Gottipaty R., Anita Q., Archana G., Diane S., Laryssa F., Thomas S., Kevin K., Ariana, Martha, Hernan, Laura N., Anna Z., Janet F. and Cathy B.

We pray for those who have died, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.

On Sunday, February 25, the Masses are in memory of Paul Catrone from the Janoff Family. "It is holy and wholesome to remember those who have died," for they are at rest in the arms of God.

We wish a Blessed and Happy Birthday to our Cathedral Kids and Youth who celebrate a birthday in February! Isabel A., Sidonie A., Stephanie B., Eliza C., Domenic D., Matteo D., Ella G., Sienna L., Graham L., Harper M., Kai M., Mikaela P., Dylan P., Zachary P., Johnny S., Max S., Sammy S., Quinn S., and Sean S.

Mass cards, altar flowers, bread and wine donations, sanctuary candles, children’s birthdays and prayer requests can be sent to Lisa in the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org or (516) 746-2955. Prayers are taken off the list after 90 days unless a special request is made.

We Worship

Incarnation Chapel: Contemplation Through Art

Each week in Lent, the Incarnation Chapel in Carle Place will offer experiences of contemplation through art focusing on different original paintings of the face of Jesus on his way to the cross by New York artist Simon Carr. The mass will include periods of silence and meditative chant and song.

Worship Schedule with Links to Services and Bulletins

5:00pm Saturdays at The Incarnation Chapel

Join us Saturdays at 5:00pm at The Incarnation Chapel:
252 Rushmore Place, Carle Place (former St. Mary's)

Welcome the Sabbath with candle lighting and mass followed by a light meal. Please visit www.incarnationgc.org/chapel for more information.

8:00am Traditional Mass

Sundays, 8:00am in-person at the Cathedral

9:15am Cathedral for Kids

Sundays, 9:15am in-person at the cathedral

11:15am Choral Mass

Sundays, 11:15am in-person or online

We are live streaming this service directly to our website for best possible audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

Daily Mass

Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00pm in-person at the Cathedral

Tuesdays are a Contemplative Eucharist

Wednesdays will continue to be the Healing Eucharist service.

Weekly Meditation And Contemplative Prayer

Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 6:00pm Online

Each Tuesday, we practice making conscious contact with God by showing up as we are, gathering all of our fears, anxieties, and life circumstances that need special care, and simply bringing them to God. Our time together includes a guided meditation based on an ancient monastic prayer practice, time for intercession, silence, and beautiful ancient chants.

To Join Us Online:
Click here to join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 886 4443 9182