Sacred Sites Sunday, May 19, 2019

Examples of medieval iconography on church facade
Photo by Steve Mangione

New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12 Noon – 3:00 PM

On May 19, 2019, Blessed Trinity will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Ninth Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, an event we have supported since 2012. However, this year our church has surely served as an inspiration for the Conservancy’s 2019 theme: Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture.

As photos included in the Conservancy’s press release reveal, the participating houses of worship will highlight “the broad spectrum of historical periods, faith traditions, and styles of religious architecture found … throughout New York State.” One look at our Landmark edifice, and you will know who puts the “medieval” in Medieval to Modern.

Examples of structural and ornamental terra cotta, coffered ceiling.
Photo credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Members of our docent team will be on hand Sunday, May 19, from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. to explain the unique features that make Blessed Trinity Church the purest replication of 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture in the United States. You’ll be able to examine its handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, learn about the elaborate display of medieval iconography on the terra cotta portico, and stand in awe at the more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings, decorative terra cotta, and sculpture. Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.

On this Sacred Sites Sunday, church tours are free and open to the public. Everyone is also welcome to attend our regular Sunday worship service at 10 a.m., at which our choir will be accompanied by Music Director Elizabeth Clay on the church’s original 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ.

Christian symbolism on church corbels
Photo credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Explore Buffalo “Inside Tour,” December 30, 2018

Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Explore Buffalo® has once again chosen to showcase Blessed Trinity with docent-led tours of the church. Only one opportunity remains, and it is this Sunday, December 30. Take advantage of a little holiday “down time” to experience our one-of-a-kind replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture featuring handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, an elaborate display of medieval iconography, and more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
A non-profit organization, Explore Buffalo® provides tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods.

Click HERE to reserve your place onDecember 30.

Proceeds from the tours benefit the church’s Under This Roof Fund, a dedicated fund for restoration and preservation of this Landmark house of worship.
Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Freudig Singers Return for December 2 Christmas Concert

The Freudig Singers of Western New York
Sunday, December 2, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Blessed Trinity’s 2018 Christmas concert is Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. when the Freudig Singers of WNY present Christmas Through the Ages—a sampling of musical treats from the fourteenth century to the present. Continuing with their popular pie-themed concerts, selections on the choral menu will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Lennon, Roland E. Martin, and the premiere of a new work by Sidney A. King. Specialty pies baked by members of the ensemble will be raffled at the concert intermission, and pie and warm beverages will be served at a post-concert reception.
Located at 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo, our Landmark church is wheelchair accessible with secured off-street parking.

 

Explore Buffalo Visits Blessed Trinity

Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Sunday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Explore Buffalo® has once again chosen to showcase Blessed Trinity with docent-led tours of the church in October, November and December. Take advantage of a little holiday “down time” to experience our one-of-a-kind replication of twelfth-century Lombard-Romanesque architecture featuring handmade bricks set in a style dating back to the Middle Ages, an elaborate display of medieval iconography, and more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture.
Our site is wheelchair accessible, and visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars.
A non-profit organization, Explore Buffalo® provides tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods.

Click HERE to reserve your place on
October 28, November 24 or December 30.

Proceeds from the tours benefit the church’s Under This Roof Fund, a dedicated fund for restoration and preservation of this Landmark house of worship.

Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News

Christmas Pie Concert, Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Freudig Singers in concert at Blessed Trinity, December 2 at 3 PM.

It’s Another Serving of Christmas Pie
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Maintaining their Christmas Pie Concert tradition, the Freudig Singers of Western New York will usher in the holiday season at Blessed Trinity with a glorious array of choral pieces selected by music director Roland E. Martin. The program will include new works as well as traditional holiday favorites.
As always, “Christmas Pie” features a raffle of signature pies baked by chorus members, and a post-concert reception where audience members are treated to beverages and – you guessed it – a delicious serving of Christmas pie. Tickets are priced at $15 and may be purchased from any Freudig singer or at the door. For further information, visit www.freudigsingersofwny.org.
Blessed Trinity’s Landmark Church, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo,
is wheelchair accessible with secured, off-street parking.

 

Welcome to “Fall Fest” – Friday, October 19, 2018

Twentieth Century Club Dining Room

Friday, October 19, 2018
Twentieth Century Club
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Please join us at Fall Fest on Friday, October 19, as parishioners and friends enjoy an elegant evening at Buffalo’s historic Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Avenue. The event includes: a one-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner and live music by the Neville Francis Band.
This $100 per person fundraiser benefits our Under This Roof Fund and will help fund the replacement of roof tiles and repairs to the front stairs and entrance plaza of our Landmark church. This work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 as part of our New York State grant project.
The building which houses the Twentieth Century Club is another of Buffalo’s architectural treasure. You will be welcomed to a historic site which has, since 1894, played host to dignitaries including President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. Washington.
Reservations are now closed, but the reservation form may be used to make a donation to the church’s Under This Roof Fund.

The Twentieth Century Club

 

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