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April 30, 2012

A Journey through NYC Religions: Marcus Garvey Park Congregation. Sunday they are there, Monday they are not

Those in attendance for Sunday service receive two meals: a spiritual meal of Holy Communion, and a bagged sandwich lunch.

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July 16, 2010

New York Times: Ministry Steps Outdoors

One by one, in a procession of penance, homeless and hard-luck men and women joined a circle of prayer and worship led by a cross-denominational group of ministers and church members who brought services to those not likely to find their way into a traditional house of worship.

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April 5, 2010

Columbia Spectator: Keeping the Faith in an Outdoor Church

A church community among the homeless where those marginalized in society feel comfortable being church in Marcus Garvey Park.

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October 2007

Greenwich Village Gazette: Ecclesia Ministries Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Homeless New Yorkers

On any given Sunday, beginning at 2 PM, if you happen to walk through Madison Square Park in Manhattan, you’ll see people gathered around an alter, holding a worship service complete with scriptural readings, prayers, the singing of hymns, a short sermon, and communion for all those who wish to receive it. This will be followed by a "second meal," also served from the alter, to make sure that no one – participant or passerby alike – goes away hungry in body or spirit.

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May - June 2006

Episcopal New Yorker: Sacramental Outreach - Ecclesia Ministries of New York

Forming new church communities and spiritually nurturing their new members is at the heart of Ecclesia Ministries' mission.

Episcopal New Yorker

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