Liturgy

Liturgy

Join us for our celebration of the Eucharist as we rejoice in our lives as proud Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex persons and our friends. 

Every Sunday, 6:30 PM. We are currently meeting online each Sunday.  Please see our weekly Worship Aid for the meeting id or email OnlinePrayer@DignityNY.org to be added to our weekly distribution list. 

Every third Sunday of the month at 10:30 AM, Come to The Table: Catholic Worship for All,  To receive the meeting id, email ComeToTheTable@DignityNY.org


Ritual and prayer are not meant to be present on our lives as obligation, as diversion, as education or as entertainment. They are not there as a nearly magic way to salvation. Rather, they are there because we need them, because without them we could not be ourselves, could not be the church. The liturgy is the various rituals of the assembled church. It is the deed of the assembled church. It is what we who are baptized need to do: the songs we need to sing. the words we need to hear, the gestures we need to make. Need because without them we cannot give our lives their gospel shape. In liturgy, we are what we mean to be. The immersion in baptism's waters is the death we die to evil all our lives, is new life we have in Christ. Bread broken and the cup poured out at the Eucharist are the sacrifice and sharing we are to be for the world. --Gabe Huck, Liturgy with Style and Grace

Like any other active Christian community, liturgy and worship are central, core experiences. It is at liturgy where we celebrate our lives, and where we mourn our losses. It it where we gather as a community to place our needs before God, and where we are nourished by sharing God's word and sharing Eucharist.

Our community celebrates an inclusive and affirming Eucharistic Liturgy each weekend. While some parishes may be considered gay-friendly, our community goes beyond mere tolerance and acknowledges and celebrates our lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and straight persons. 

Our Zoom Online Liturgy

Our Eucharistic celebration has moved to online. Liturgy is held at 6:30PM (Eastern Time)

Over the past few weeks, many old friends and allies have joined our Dignity/New York community.  

Weekly reflections can be found on our YouTube Channel.    DignityNewYork. 

Bread Recipes


Eucharistic Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degress.

Grease 1 cookie sheets generously or use parchment paper / silpat mat

Mix together:

7 Tablespoons whole wheat flour  

1 teaspoon baking powder 

pinch of salt  

In another bowl mix together:

2 Tablespoons water   

1 teaspoon oil (olive oil is great)  

1 Tablespoon honey

Combine wet and dry ingredients. Divide evenly into 3 balls. 

Roll out to approximately 3 inch circle that 1/4 inch high on greased cookie sheet.

You can make a cross on the top of them.

Bake for about 8 minutes.

Brush with oil after 8 minutes in oven (optional)

Return to oven for 4 more minutes.

Cool on rack.

When cool, wrap tightly in aluminum foil

These may be frozen and thawed the day of Liturgy


Unleavened Bread (Matzah)

Servings: 3 flatbreads         Adapted Recipe from Author Alyona's Cooking

Unleavened bread is a flatbread that consists of no rising agents. Known as Matzah within the Jewish community--it represents a symbolic element with great importance.

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup cold water

pinch salt

Instructions

Combine the salt and flour together in a large bowl. Stir in enough water until the dough comes together. You may not need to all the water.

Knead for 5 minutes.

Pre-heat skillet (cast iron is ideal) over medium-low heat. No oil needed.

Divide into 2 -3  pieces of dough and form into balls.

Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface (approximately 5 -inch ovals about 1/4 inch high)

Cook on a hot skillet for about 2 minutes or so until there are some brown spots on each side.  

Serve or store covered.


 


 


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