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HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR

Members of our church community congregate each year to coordinate a new historic Cemetery Tour.

For ticket information click here.

 

Any other questions contact 
HistoricCemeteryTour@gmail.com

Click here to watch full length version of the 2019 tour.

SATURDAY  September 17, 2022

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tours depart from the Cemetery light-post every 20 minutes. Tickets sold day-of at event.

Organ Recital
with Blessing & Dedication of
Newly Refurbished Console

October 16, 2022 at 4:00pm

Featuring: Paul Byssainthe, Jr. 

Tickets: Sold at door, $15

Join us at Christ Church as we celebrate the installation of our newly refurbished console for our 1972 Casavant pipe organ.

 

Prior to the recital, we will bless and dedicate this console for use in worship. We are blessed to have Paul Byssainthe, Jr. join us as recitalist. 

 

Paul Byssainthe, Jr. is an accomplished organist, conductor, and composer. A native of New York, he has been involved in music since a young age. He was a multiple winner in the International Concert Alliance Piano Competition as well as the Piano Teachers’ Congress of New York Piano Competition. He is a graduate of Andrews University, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and the Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting.

 

His major teachers were Kenneth Logan in Organ, and Claudio Gonzalez and Stephen Zork in Conducting. During his time at Andrews, he served as a Graduate Conducting Assistant, conducting works by Tchaikovsky, Barber, Brahms, and Operatic scores of Verdi. He recently served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Brooklyn, NY, and as Piano Instructor for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Keys of Inspiration Program at PS 46 in Harlem, NY. As a Composer, he has written several short pieces, and works extensively as an Arranger and Orchestrator for various recording projects.

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Click the above photo of Paul Byssainthe, Jr. to see and hear him play Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 at St. David's Episcopal as part of its 43rd Annual Bach Marathon in Baltimore Maryland

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First Annual
Haunted Graveyard
Halloween Walk

October 29, 2022 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Tickets: Sold at gate, $10

Looking to hear some darker - but all true! - stories? Meet fallen angels and helpless victims on this walking tour through Christ Church Cemetery. Attendees will tour the ancient cemetery with their spirit guide, visiting the final resting places of Manhasset's notable and not-so notable residents. You will walk amongst the dead in burying grounds over 200 years old and hear stories of those mortal remains that lie beneath your feet as their spirits rise for the occasion and are dying to share their true, yet often dark, tales. 

If you'd like to volunteer at this event please reach out to the Parish Office. 

Installation and Celebration
of New Ministry for the
17th Rector of Christ Church

Sunday November 20th, 2022 at 4:00pm

A Service of Choral Evensong with the Institution of The Rev'd Stephen C. Tamke as the 17th Rector of Christ Church, Manhasset. 

The Rt. Rev'd R. William Franklin, Assisting Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, Officiating

The Rev'd Cn. Robert A. Picken, Rector of St. Paul's, Rochester, Preaching. 

The Vestry, Wardens, and Parishioners invite you join us as we celebrate the installation of the 17th Rector of Christ Church. 

 

Festive Reception to follow in the Parish House. 

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Advent Music Series with
Lessons & Carols

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HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR

Saturday September 30, 2023

12:30p.m. - 4:00pm

Join us for our annual Historic Cemetery Tour on September 30! Thank you to our sponsors for this year’s tour.

Tickets available at the gate.

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Since 2019, the Christ Church Historic Cemetery Tour brings to life with volunteer re-enactors the people who once lived and worked in Manhasset and the surrounding communities. These people were important to our community and have wonderful stories to be shared. From a Society Lady to a Farmer, a Doctor to a Whippersnapper. Their last names are still mentioned in our everyday life; Sands (Sands Point), Onderdonk (Onderdonk Avenue), Hewlett (Hewlett Harbor) and many more. Every cemetery in a community has a story to tell and this tour tells you our story.

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Join from 12:30pm - 4:00pm for 45-50min tours of our historic Christ Church Cemetery.

Fall 2023

Community Speaker Series

Begins Tuesday Sept. 26 @ 7:15pm

in the Parish Hall Great Room | 1355 Northern Blvd.

"Raising the Bar: Essential Tips for Parenting Through High School and College"
Join us for an enlightening evening with Manhasset's own Ariana J. Tadler

  • seasoned attorney and entrepreneur – Super Lawyer®, founder of successful women-owned businesses; honored with the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

  • Manhasset parent of two employed and financially independent “20-something” sons, both graduates of Manhasset High School 

  • graduate of Manhasset High School – “Most Likely to Succeed,” Class of 1985

RAISE THE BAR in your child's education and growth and to achieve joy as a parent!
 

*Learn from Ariana's personal experiences as a parent and as a mentor to many young adults. 
*Discover essential tips for navigating the high school and college years with confidence.
*Gain valuable insights to empower your parenting journey, bringing confidence and calm to your relationships and homes.

Click here to join the Zoom!

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Haunted Graveyard Walk

Saturday October 28th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Looking to hear some darker - but all true! - stories? Meet fallen angels and helpless victims on this walking tour through Christ Church Cemetery. Attendees will tour the ancient cemetery with their spirit guide visiting the final resting places of some of Manhasset’s notable and not-so notable residents. You will walk amongst the dead in burying grounds over 200 years old and hear stories of those mortal remains that lie beneath your feet as their spirits rise for the occasion and are dying to share their true-yet often-dark tales.
 

Please make a note that this is NOT a haunted cemetery, though we hope you will find it appropriately themed for the season.

Spooky Organ Recital

Sunday October 29, 4:00pm

Join the Nassau County chapter of the American Guild of Organists for a spooky organ recital as a way to mark and celebrate Halloween! 

This will be held in the Christ Church sanctuary, tickets sold at the door. 

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Holly Fair

Saturday, December 2nd, 12:00pm

Join us for our annual Christ Church Holly Fair! Handmade items, soups, raffles, gift baskets, costume jewelry, greenery, and more! A festive Christmas-themed event that has been a staple in the Manhasset community for decades. 

Come by and get some of your holiday shopping done nice and early!

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Long Island Choral Society presents

Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 10th, 4:00pm

Join us at Christ Church as we welcome the Long Island Choral Society for their annual offering of the seasonal favorite, Handel's Messiah

Tickets will be sold at the door; all are welcome. 

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Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17th, 4:00pm

followed by a festive reception in the Parish Hall.

Join us for our annual offering of A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at Christ Church. 

This service, built largely upon ancient models, was revived in 1880 by Archbishop Benson for use at Truro Cathedral. It has been firmly established as a preparation for Christmas by its use at King’s College, Cambridge, on which service this one is modeled. Wherever the service is heard, and however it is adapted, the pattern and strength of the service, as the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, former Dean at King’s pointed out, derives from the lessons and not the music. “The main theme is the development of the loving purposes of God…seen through the windows and words of the Bible.” The center of the service is still found by those who ‘go in hearts and minds to Bethlehem’ and who consent to follow where the story leads. Then they may see revealed the God who is among us — and worship.

 

During this service, the choir will sing all hymns and carols, various members of our parish community will proclaim the readings.

Christmas Eve & Day at Christ Church

Sunday, December 24th, 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Monday, December 25th, 10:00am

Join us at Christ Church as we celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning. 

Christmas Eve Mass at: 4:00pm & 7:00pm, both with choir and strings. 

 

Christmas Day Mass at: 10:00am. 

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