On Sunday, December 24 at 5:30 p.m., Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual candle light Christmas Eve mass at 100 St. Johns Road, Stony Point [in the middle of Harriman Park].
The service, taking place in the historic 19th century church, will include traditional Christmas hymns, beautiful scenery and light refreshments after the service. In addition to this Victor and Gemma Keremediev will be joining celebrants for a short concert of classical guitar and voice before the service. The pair will also sing and play guitar during the candlelight service. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and the service commences thereafter at 6 p.m. Questions: 845-786-0366 or [email protected].
Saint John’s was formed by Margaret Zimmerman, who purchased the 250-acre plot that St. John’s now stands on as a memorial to her late husband, who passed away in their honeymoon. On June 23, 1880, the cornerstone was laid, and the church officially named for its patron saint “St. John The Evangelist” under the auspices of the Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Regular services are held at the church every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.