About the Church of the Cross in Ticonderoga

Church Family:

The Church of the Cross parish is a small, healthy, loving, welcoming, and caring group.  Therefore, we joyfully worship together each week.  Fellowship is vital to us, so each Sunday Service is followed by a brunch.  During brunch, parishioners broaden church family relationships.  As a result, a potluck supper usually begins Evening services so we can share a meal, talk, and enjoy each other’s company.

Sunday Service:

We follow a traditional liturgical style.  Our beautiful pipe organ accompanies hymns and anthems.   Communion is offered each Sunday to all baptized people.  Because we believe in the value of prayer, we conduct Healing prayer during each Sunday service.

Church History:

Timeline

  • 1810: There have been Episcopal services in Ticonderoga since 1810.

  • 1871:  The Church of the Cross erected its first formal building in 1871.

  • 1884: A fire destroyed our building in 1884, but not the original altar, the silver communion service, the tower bell, nor the windows. These were all rescued.

  • 1885: The existing church building was completed in July 1885 and consecrated by the Bishop of Albany.

Church Infrastructure

  • Organ: Designed in 1902 for a church in Claverack, NY, the Church of the Cross houses a gorgeous antique Tracker pipe organ.  We purchased the organ in 1976.

  • Design: The church is cross-shaped.  It contains lovely woodwork and an antique bell.   Local Ticonderoga families donated magnificent stained glass windows in the 1800s.

  • Historical Architecture: The central church interior remains true to its antique architecture.  Its many memorial windows cast magnificent colors into the church with the sunshine.  Artistic woodwork adds to our church’s rich history.  The sounds of the organ will carry you to grander times.

  • Cake: (I was told to say food, but I mean cake!)  We have a fully functional parish hall with kitchen.  (Food is ALWAYS present at an Episcopal gathering!)

  • Handicapped Accessibility: The church and parish hall are handicapped accessible by ramp.

Church School:

We look forward to filling our Sunday school in the future.  The Church of the Cross has both school facilities and experienced teachers available.  Currently, our young parish family is either out of high school or not yet in school.

Mission:

  • Bring all people to unity with God.

  • Provide a safe, loving place to worship.

  • Love our neighbor as ourselves.

Outreach:

Outreach is an integral part of our mission.  We care for each other and strive to reach out to help others in any way we can.

  • The Church of the Cross actively supports the local food pantry.

  • We support the diaper drive for Burmese refugees.

  • The Church of the Cross supports the annual “Crop Hunger Walk” to end hunger around the world.

  • Many of our parishioners provide income tax assistance through the AARP Tax-Aide program.

  • The Church of the Cross, for many years, has sponsored children through Compassion International.  Currently we sponsor two children, one from Guatemala and one from the Dominican Republic.

The Vicar:

Deacon Rick joined our parish in June.  He recently graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary after retiring from the Air Force.  If you would like to contact him, his e-mail address is [email protected] (with an underscore ‘_’ between the first and last name).

About our Vicar

If you want to learn more about the Church of the Cross in Ticonderoga, call (518) 585-4032 or contact us online.