On February 19, the Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Hispanic Ministry at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, will speak on the historical and theological context of Luther and his 95 theses, and the cause of a split with the Roman Church. For a full list of our programs, please click here.
Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will visit Saint Paul’s on Wednesday, February 22. His pilgrimage is taking him to every parish in the diocese. He will meet with the clergy from 2 to 2:30 p.m. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., he will tour the campus with various parishioners who will explain the different ministries that take place at various spots. From 3:30 to 4 p.m., a reception will be held in the Dixon House Library for all who wish to greet our Bishop.
Victor Valkov will continue this year’s Five Fridays Concert Series with a solo piano recital on February 24 at 7:30 p.m. The recital will feature the music of Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt.
Winner of the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Viktor Valkov has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. He has made several recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio archive, and for Bulgarian National Television and Macedonian Radio and Television. With Bulgarian cellist Lachezar Kostov, he performed in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, won the Liszt-Garisson International Competition, and recorded Nikolay Roslavets’entire opus for cello and piano, released by Naxos. Viktor Valkov studied at the State Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, and The Juilliard School. He currently pursues a doctoral degree at Rice University.
Join us for the third concert of the 2016-17 Five Fridays season. Concerts are held by candlelight in the beautiful sanctuary of Saint Paul’s, typically in the intimate setting of the labyrinth at the west end of the church. Each concert is followed by a reception to greet the artists. Contributions from our generous sponsors help to defray costs, and together with ticket revenue, allow Saint Paul’s to pass on all net proceeds to Saint Paul’s outreach partners, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Face to Face Germantown. This is a unique opportunity to hear world-class music while supporting good work in our local community.
For a full list of our concerts during Five Fridays, please click here.
There will be an informational meeting about the Saint Paul’s Capital Campaign, Sunday, February 12, at noon in the Parish Hall. The co-chairs for the campaign have been appointed. They are Marion Johnson, Mark Duckett, Tabitha Oman, and John Rollins. The full committee is in the process of being completed now.
Choral Evensong will be offered on February 12 and February 26 at 5 p.m., with an extended organ prelude beginning at 4:45 p.m. Evensong is a great way to gather your thoughts and pray by candlelight before the start of a busy week. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.