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Sunday Services

January 31, 2013

Our summer worship services ended on September 3.  They will resume on May 27, 2018.

Winter Dialogues: Prayer

Each session begins at 11:15 and is followed by a common meal.  Please bring a dish to share.  Locations are indicated or will be indicated well in advance.  Please let us know if you need directions.

October 15 – Introduction and discussion: What is prayer?

November 12: Prelude: Prayer 101: Who are we praying to? Why? What happens when we pray? What changes?  Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers, by Anne Lamott, pages 1-8.  Home of Irene Seeland, Old Inn Road.

December 10: Help: Prayers of Petition and Lament.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 11-40.  Psalms 25, 69:1-2, 70, 86.  Home of Trisha Sayad, Mt. Meenhagha Road.

January 7: Thanks: Prayers of Thanksgiving.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 43-68.  Psalms 40, 100, 138

February 4: Wow: Prayers of Awe.  Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 71-88.  Psalms 8, 19, 65, 139

March 4: Amen: Trust and Surrender. Help, Thanks, Wow, pages 91-102.

April 8: Soul Tending:Life Forming Practices, Anne Broyles : Lectio Divina

May 6: Soul Tending, Meditation; How shall we integrate prayer into our summer worship?

Festival of Lessons and Carols.   Saturday, December 16, at 6:00 p.m.


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November 21, 2012

Email Contacts
General Information:
info@cragsmoorstonechurch.info

Wedding Information:
weddings@cragsmoorstonechurch.info

Physical address:
280 Henry Road Cragsmoor, NY 12420

Mailing address:
PO Box 151, Cragsmoor, NY 12420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Stone Church hosts a variety of events throughout the year. All are welcome to enjoy our inspirational and entertaining events in the comfort and beauty of Cragsmoor.

 

    • featured speakers
    • concerts & recitals
    • annual events

 

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Wedding and Events

November 20, 2012

The Stone Church is available for weddings & other events from April through December (the church is not available from January through March).

For a wedding, the fee of $800 ($1,000 for October) includes the use of the church on the wedding day as well as on another day for a rehearsal. These dates can be reserved only by sending in a deposit and a signed Wedding Agreement, which can be downloaded from this page. (The Wedding Agreement and Stone Church Rules contain a full list of the rules for weddings; please review them before contacting the Wedding Administrator.)   The fee covers only the use of the church; you must arrange for someone to perform the ceremony and to provide any related services, such as music, photography and flower arrangements.  A complete list of Wedding Resources that have been used by other couples in the past is available as a download.  Also, no receptions are permitted on the church grounds.

The Church is also available for other events, such as renewal of vows, baptisms, funerals and memorial services, for an appropriate fee (available upon e-mail request).

If you are interested in scheduling a wedding or other event at the Stone Church, send an e-mail to weddings@cragsmoorstonechurch.info and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Downloads: Wedding Agreement and Stone Church Rules     Wedding Resources

 

 

Our History

November 20, 2012

Chapel of the Holy Name
“The Stone Church”

Construction on Cragsmoor’s landmark Stone Church was begun in 1895 under the supervision of John Keir, a Cragsmoor resident. Nearly two years later, on June 19th, 1897, the 900-pound bell in the tower was finally raised. A Latin inscription on its side reads “In Honor of the Blessed Trinity and All Saints 1897″. The first service was held the next day, Sunday the 20th.

The chapel, built of stone from the mountain, was designed by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, an architect and prominent Cragsmoor resident. In memory of his wife, he also donated the rose window, which replaced an earlier version blown out in a storm in 1909. The inscription reads, “Her Smile Was Like a Benediction.” The window was designed and executed by Lamb Studios in 1932.

The Stone Church was a part of a community built by Eliza G. Hartshorn of Newport, Rhode Island, modeled on the Hospice of St. Bernard in Switzerland. The first buildings included “Rhuberg” (“Mountain Rest”), still standing to the immediate west of the chapel, and several other buildings used in the summer months by an Episcopal lay order, the Brothers of Nazareth, who cared for the sick and the deprived. Mrs. Hartshorn was introduced to the order by Father Daniel I. Odell, the rector of a church in Rhode Island and later the rector of the Church of the Annunciation in Philadelphia.

Father Odell and Mrs. Hartshorn planned the Stone Church to serve the Brothers of Nazareth as well as the entire Cragsmoor community. In early years, 15 worship services were held each week during the summer months. Mrs. Hartshorn, who died in 1916, passed ownership of the chapel to Father Odell, and he in turn transferred ownership to the New York Alter Guild of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1922. In 1945, the chapel became the property of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

The Chapel of the Holy Name is not a parish church, but it maintains a vibrant program of worship under the leadership of Friends of the Stone Church, lay volunteers who live in and around Cragsmoor. Services are held every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on the first Sunday of each month during the remainder of the year. In addition, the chapel is available for weddings and other events, the funds from which are used exclusively for the restoration of the building and the grounds. Any contributions toward the restoration of the chapel are appreciated.

Who We Are

November 20, 2012

Our Mission Statement

Worshiping and Sharing,

Reaching out and Caring,

Serving God:

Peacefully, Simply, Together.

 

We are the spiritual community that gathers at the Chapel of the Holy Name, Cragsmoor’s historic Stone Church, a sacred space which we maintain for all who find inspiration here.

We are open to the spirit of God, which calls us to accept and affirm each other and all people who come into our midst.

We are inspired by the example of Jesus Christ and are committed to exploring  the relevance of his message in today’s world.

We honor all who seek God through any faith, and we wish to learn from all faith traditions.

We worship together and actively explore our spirituality.

We seek to serve, support and strengthen the community.

 

Cragsmoor’s historic Stone Church is the spiritual home for an open and affirming community as well as a spiritual space sacred to thousands of people who come from around the world to experience the chapel’s serenity and beauty. If you are looking for a church that will welcome you, if you have ever felt excluded or marginalized in the past, we invite you to join us here.

 

The church was designed by Frederick Dellenbaugh and constructed privately from 1895 to 1897 through the generosity of Eliza Hartshorn, whose descendants continue to worship with us today. Situated on the Shawangunk Ridge at almost 2,000 feet in altitude, it commands breathtaking vistas of 50 miles. Its Gothic stone and wood architecture and its stained glass windows create an environment unsurpassed for meditation and worship. For this reason, the doors of the church are always open, and you are welcome to enter respectfully and experience the chapel’s extraordinary peacefulness.  Worship services are held every Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 11:15 am. The rest of the year, bible study and/or discussions take place once a month.  The full schedule is available on this website.

 

The Stone Church welcomes all seekers. Our motto is, “Open to people, open to God.” As you walk through the beautiful mahogany front door, you will face a stained-glass window based on the words of the prophet Isaiah: “For my house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7). On the window are symbols from eight of the world’s major religions, from Christianity and Islam to Buddhism and Native American faiths.  Our community comes from many different traditions – including Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist and Jewish. We are gay and straight, married and single, young and old, and we find common ground in the affirming spirit of this remarkable place.

 

The Stone Church is operated by Friends of the Stone Church, an unincorporated membership association of all those who worship at the Stone Church. The building is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Donations to the Stone Church are fully tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code as donations to a religious organization.

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