March 15- Washington Master Chorale: Rachmaninoff Vespers at 100

Washington Master Chorale: Rachmaninoff Vespers at 100
Sunday, March 15, 4:00 pm
 Purchase tickets online
or call 202-596-8934 for more information.

Celebrate with us as the Washington Master Chorale marks the 100th Anniversary of the world premiere of the Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, Op. 37. The Chorale will perform this luminous and spiritual sixty-five minute without intermission. Don’t miss this spiritual masterpiece of choral literature in two of the best acoustical settings in Washington. The concert will also feature scholars and special guests in a pre-concert conversation.

March 5- Church and Parish Office Closed

The Church of the Epiphany and Parish Office are closed Thursday, March 5 due to snow. We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 8- 16 Cellos presented by Cellospeak

16 Cellos presented by Cellospeak
Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm
Tickets: Purchase tickets online or call 703-264-1258 for information about the 16 Cellos.

On Sunday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m. the 16 Virtuoso Cellist return to Church of the Epiphany. Local cellists join together with their colleagues from Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York. They are the stunning faculty of the adult cello workshop, Cellospeak, held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College each summer. In a wonderful variety of works, one of the center pieces will be a rarely heard Largo from a Villa-Lobos work called “Fantasia Concertante,” originally written for 16 cellos for the dedication of the New York Cello Society. This may be your only opportunity to hear this singular piece.  New arrangements for the 16 Cellos by Gary Fitzgerald include the Dvorak “Rondo” with its shared melodies among players, a lovely “Elegy” by Delius, and the Rimsky-Korsikov “Flight of the Bumblebee.” From the incomparable “Angel Series” of Piazzolla they will play new arrangements of all three, also made possible by our arranger, along with the gospel hymn “Pass Me Not,” sung by guest artist Howard Sapp. You won’t want to miss this concert!   Please bring your kids (who are free up to age 18) and friends.

March 4- Choral Evensong

Looking for a little peace during a busy week? Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday February 4 for Choral Evensong sung by Schola Epiphaniensis, an ensemble drawn from the Epiphany Choir. This Lenten Choral Evensong features service music by Christopher Tye (1505- 1572).

Choral Evensong will take place on the first Wednesday of every month in 2015.

February 21- Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, presented by Classical Movements

Saturday, February 21, 5:30 pm- Cuba’s Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, Presented By Classical Movements

Tickets: Purchase tickets online or call 703-683-6040 for more information.
Founded in 2003, with a unique use of male voices, this internationally recognized professional choir performs a wide range of musical genres including traditional historical works, spirituals, and contemporary Cuban music.  View video of Sine Nomine here and here.

February 18- Ash Wednesday

Join us at The Church of the Epiphany for this solemn day of penitence and forgiveness that marks the beginning of Lent.

7:00 am- 8:00 am- Ashes on the Street at Metro Center (13th and G) and Church

8:00 am- Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

9:00 am-10:00 am- Ashes on the Street at Metro Center (13th and G) and Church

11:00 am- 12:00 pm- Ashes on the Street at Metro Center (13th and G) and Church

12:10 pm- Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm- Ashes on the Street at Metro Center (13th and G) and Church

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm- Ashes on the Street at Metro Center (13th and G) and Church

6:00 pm- Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Lent Formation Opportunities

The Church of the Epiphany is offering three engaging formation opportunities this Lent:

Lenten Lab: Experiments in Epiphany
Join us this Lent as we experiment in the way of Jesus. Each weekday morning in Lent a new experiment will be posted through our Facebook page (facebook.com/EpiphanyDC) and Twitter feed (@EpiphanyDC) or delivered straight to your email inbox (sign up here).  These experiments will lead us to try out new ways of prayer, loving our neighbors, and seeing God in the everyday. At the end of each week we will have a “Friday Fifteen”: a 15 minute conference call that will include a short meditation and time to share your ongoing experiences with the Lenten Lab. The call will be held each Friday in Lent at 12:15 PM ET via conference call (Phone #: 712.775.7031; Conference ID: 363-056-320).
For questions, contact Epiphany seminarian Ragan Sutterfield at rsutterfield@vts.edu.

Feb. 22-Mar. 22, Sundays in Lent
The Episcopal Way, 12:45- 1:45 pm
Denominational affiliation is becoming less and less a factor in church participation. Still, however, it is critical to be informed about the basic principals of The Episcopal Church, because they are the structure and framework of our church life. Eric Law and Stephanie Spellers wrote The Episcopal Way as Volume 1 of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World. Law and Spellers’ work brings a fresh and new perspective to the meaning of Episcopalian.  Their book, which is available at Epiphany for $10 or on Amazon, will be the conversation starter for Sunday sessions in the Willard Room.

Feb. 25-Mar. 25, Wednesdays in Lent
St. Francis and the Sultan, 6:00- 7:00 pm
This is a quote from the Preface of St. Francis and the Sultan: “We all, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, have a choice. Either we allow our fears to bear us along towards what could eventually become a war of apocalyptic dimensions. Or we can rouse ourselves from our fearful obsessions and search for ways not only to reverse this negative trend but also, and most importantly, to focus the world s energies on achieving peace and human flourishing.” Conversations about Muslims and Christians working together for peace will be held in the church.

February 17- Epiphany Mardi Gras Party Postponed

Epiphany’s Mardi Gras Party has been postponed due to the snow.  We do apologize and please stay tuned for more information regarding rescheduling.

February 8- Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Sunday, February 8, 3:00 pm- Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
We have mixed the old and familiar with the very new in this concert. We are in for a treat to hear the Trombonist Brian Bourne premiere Maryland composer Ross Wixon’s work for strings and trombone. Liszt’s well-known and popular work hardly requires an introduction, nor does Brahms’s Piano Concerto. Those of you who heard Thomas Pandolfi perform at our Lyceum Chamber concerts know that this will be a wonderful performance.  Don’t miss it! Purchase tickets online. If you heard about this concert from The Church of the Epiphany you can receive a 50% discount off ticket prices with code COE2.

  • Ross Wixon Sparkling Dialogue, for Trombone and Strings (world premiere) with trombonist Brian Bourne
  • Franz Liszt Les Préludes, S.97 (Symphonic Poem No.3)
  • Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15, in D minor with pianist Thomas Pandolfi

January 25- 31- God’s Abiding Love: An Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life

God’s Abiding Love at the Church of the Epiphany
An Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life sponsored by Holy Trinity Church
January 25 – 31, 2015
Advance registration is required. Deadline – Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This retreat is designed especially for individuals who are new to praying with Scripture in an Ignatian way. During the retreat we ask you to spend ½ hour of reflection with a scripture passage we suggest and a ½ hour private meeting with Rev. Stephen Wade at the Church of the Epiphany. Please see the brochure and registration form for available meeting times.

The retreat will open with a gathering of all those making the retreat on Sunday, January 25th from 3-5 PM and close on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30-10:30 AM.  Group meetings are held at Holy Trinity Church, 3513 N St. N.W.  Registration forms can be found at or at the Epiphany Parish Office or  www.trinity.org/spirituality. For more information please contact Martina O’Shea at 202-903-2810 or moshea@trinity.org

Retreatants had this to say about their experience:

“The opening [of the retreat on Sunday] really helped gather me for the week ahead – settled me in a way. For those who may have been unfamiliar with this type of prayer it was a good introduction and for those more familiar, a way to already begin their retreat.”

“The meeting with my spiritual guide enriched my experience greatly.”