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The Transitus of St. Francis

  • The Church of the Holy Trinity 316 E 88th Street NY, NY 10128 USA (map)

This updates an earlier notice of this event which was to be held at another church.

On the night of October 3, the eve of St. Francis Day, Franciscans around the world gather to remember Francis's passing through death into new life. "Transitus" comes from the Latin for "passage," "crossing," or "going over." The simple liturgy recalls the words and faith of Francis and helps us remember that we needn't be afraid of "Sister Death." Francis greeted death with a quiet joy, giving thanks for his community, and even asking that a friend bring him some of her almond cookies, his favorite.

The service will be led by Brothers of the Society of St. Francis, the Anglican First Order Franciscans. Father Beddingfield, rector of Holy Trinity and a member of the Third Order Society of St. Francis, will offer a brief sermon.

Earlier Event: September 29
Choral Evensong