Episcopalian

People: 

The Rev. Paul J. Carling, Ph.D. is the Episcopal Chaplain and Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale (paul.carling@yale.edu or by cell at 203-856-6399).  If you have any questions and/or would like to visit with one of the Chaplains, please be in touch at any time.  Our Congregational Council (co-chaired by Anna Heckler, Micah Osler, Deborah York, and Marta Illuecaorganizes worship, service and social events, along with Erin Flinn, our Director of Programming.  We invite any interested students to join the Council to share leadership of the church.  Our Yale Divinity and Berkeley seminarians (Erin Flinn, Cheryl McFadden & Christopher Phillips) assist with worship, programs and serve as mentors, and Angela Wiggins serves as Verger.  David Simon is our Choir Director and Organist.  Soraya Socorro, Administrator, is available at the ECY Offices and Student Lounge (305 Crown Street, 203-432-5401 or at episcopal@yale.edu.  Check us out on http://campuspress.yale.edu/episcopalchurchatyale/, and sign up for weekly e-blasts on what’s going on!

Faith Community: 

The Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) is one of the oldest university Chaplaincies in the country (established on October 23, 1869).  ECY is a ministry of the Episcopal Church to students, staff and faculty at Yale University.  We seek to encourage transformation into lives of meaning, service and joy, by building an extravagantly welcoming, inclusive and supportive community, wherever you are on your spiritual journey.  Through beautiful worship, vital discussions, weekly community dinners, and fun social events, we seek to grow in faith, to build community and to work together to repair God’s world through justice – seeking and service.  To these ends, we join with multiple partners on campus, and in the greater New Haven community to support God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation.  

Worship Schedule: 

Evening Mass & Community Dinner (Sundays 5:00 – 7:00 pm) - On Sundays during the academic year, we celebrate a service of Holy Eucharist at Dwight Memorial Chapel with music by our choir. All are invited to stay for dinner following the service. 

Contemplative & Taize Worship with Yale Lutheran Ministries (Wednesdays 9:00 pm) - A time of Prayer at Battell Chapel in the style of Taizé: candlelight, beautiful song, simple prayer and silence.

Special Services – On Ash Wednesday & Holy Week, we join with Yale Lutheran Ministries, including Maundy Thursday.   Then, on Good Friday, with University Church, in a series of beautiful services, including a late night Easter Vigil.  We also join with Slifka students to celebrate Passover Seders and Yom HaShoah (Remembrance of the Holocaust). Every December we join together with Luther House and the University Church for a beautiful service of nine Lessons and Carols, modeled on the service that originated at King’s College, Cambridge. During the year we offer Evensong services periodically, and service during Alumni Weekends.

 

Programs: 

Pausing at the Crossroads- Conversations on difficult questions (Sundays at 6:00 pm). We begin with food, followed by an open and informal discussion of student generated topics. Come with a hungry stomach and a hungry mind. Occurs periodically at our weekly Sunday dinner after worship in the Common Room of Dwight Chapel.

Theological Coffeehouse - Several times over the course of the semester we invite a guest speaker to lead a discussion on an interesting or controversial topic which connects to the Christian faith.  Done in conjunction with Luther House and the University Church.

Chaplain Chats- During reading and exam weeks, chaplains set up a cookie and chat table in Bass Library from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Trips, Retreats, and Service Opportunities – We lead a variety of service experiences throughout the year, including Chapel on the Green, as well as retreats, and festive social gatherings. 

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