St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church

A healing place for souls. A school for justice. A welcome table for all.

Who We Are

St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church—affectionately nicknamed "Two Saints"—is a diverse, joyful, and progressive congregation in downtown Rochester, New York.

We are an inclusive community of people, a family in faith who want to hear God’s word and follow Jesus in our daily lives. We feel strengthened by our diversity and by our unity in the breaking of the bread. Together we strive to be loving and forgiving towards ourselves and others. We try to honor all of God’s creation and not to be the instrument of our own or another’s oppression

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What to Expect

What are services like?

Our 8 am service on Sunday morning is a Holy Eucharist without music. The 10 am service on Sunday morning is a Holy Eucharist with choir, organ, and piano music. The 12:05 pm services on Tuesday and Thursdays are intimate celebrations of the Holy Eucharist held in the chapel. We lean toward an "Anglo-Catholic" style of worship without being rigid or stuffy. We use both the Hymnal 1982 (traditional) and Lift Every Voice and Sing (an African-American hymnal).

What is the community like?

According to our 2012 census we are 34% male and 66% percent female, 64% African-American and 36% European-American, 83% adults and 17% youth, 94% straight and 6% gay, 40% urban dwellers and 60% suburbanites.

What if I'm not a Christian?

As our rector says every Sunday before distributing communion, "This is God's table and all are welcome here."

Our Services

Sunday: 08:00am and 10:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm
Friday: 05:00pm

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17 Fitzhugh St S
Rochester , NY 14614
(585) 546-7730

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Traditional Hymns, Organ

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Downtown, Historic

Community Service, Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education

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Our Services

Sunday 08:00am: Holy Eucharist
Sunday 10:00am: Holy Eucharist
Tuesday 12:00pm: Holy Eucharist
Thursday 12:00pm: Holy Eucharist
Friday 05:00pm: Evening Prayer

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