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"Green" City Convent

St. Hilda's House, NYC


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Our life together is grounded in prayer, as  we live out the unfolding mystery of the Holy Spirit.

We sing a fourfold Divine Office in Gregorian chant, and celebrate the Holy Eucharist daily.

Our worship, like our whole life, is a mixture of the ancient and modern: our music and theology, the observance of silence, our habits and our life of simplicity.  

Daily Offices combine singing and recitation of both Psalms and hymns, and often includes music written by Sisters and friends of the Community. With the close of Compline, we begin observing the Great Silence, marking time for prayer and meditation.  With Lauds, we break the Silence, giving glory to God with our first words each day.

At our Melrose Convent we occasionally use a liturgy we call "Celebration of Life". This service does not require a priest and has as its focus Universe as Eucharistic and sacrificial, and Earth as a primary revelation of the Divine.

We welcome you to come worship with us! Times for worship and visiting may vary at both houses, so please contact us in advance and we'll be happy to tell you the current times for the Offices.

[Recent sermons can be read on the CHS blog; prior sermons are available using the link on the right.]