Welcome to All Saints Episcopal Church. Whether you are searching for a Parish church to join or visit or whether you are just surfing by on the internet, we are glad that you found us.All Saints has been a spiritual home for residents of Bayside and the surrounding area for over 125 years. Today, members come from Bayside, Flushing, “Out on the Island” (That’s Long Island Code for anywhere east of Queens!) and as far away as New Jersey on a regular basis. Our membership reflects the wonderful cultural diversity of Queens, and is made up of people from nearly every walk of life, and many faith backgrounds. You do not have to be a life-long Episcopalian to be comfortable here. Chances are good that you will find someone a lot like yourself here. Speaking of comfort, feel free to come as you are!
So again, welcome to All Saints. Now that you have found the site, come in and “click around” for awhile to begin to get to know us. Better yet, come visit and join in worship this Sunday in person or on our livestream, at 10:00 AM every Sunday.
I Hope to see you soon,
Fr. Larry Byrne, Rector
The tenebrae service consists of readings, prayer, and prayerful reading of psalms. The primary feature is the extinguishing of candles after many of the readings. The service will be open for limited in person seating, as well as livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
On Maundy Thursday, we again bring body, mind and spirit into the worship of the day. Two special things set this apart from all other services. The first is the “maundy” the ritual washing of feet that gives the day its name. (However, due to COVID-19 we will not be doing that this year!) The reserved Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose, the side altar which is decorated to be a reminder of the Garden of Gethsemane. The service will be open for limited in person seating, as well as livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
At 12 noon, the Stations of the Cross again finds us walking symbolically in the footsteps of Our Lord. As we process around the stations we read short pieces of scripture and pray collects that bring us from the trial of Jesus to Golgotha and the Tomb. At 1PM, while this is not a three hour service ( Even if it feels like it!!!!) it is a solemn service that includes special prayers, a reading of the Passion, communion from the Reserved Sacrament and the opportunity for the veneration of the cross and meditation.