St Gabriel's - San Gabriel Episcopal Church

St Gabriel's - San Gabriel Episcopal Church The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera, Vicar St Gabriel's is a bilingual (English and Spanish), multicultural, and inclusive church in the Diocese of Virginia.

We follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. Therefore, all are welcome in this place with no conditions or exceptions. Join us at 10am for worship in English at the Belmont Ridge Middle School. Coffee hour right after service. Join us at 3pm for worship in Spanish at St. Gabriel's @ St. James, 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg followed by dinner. Welcome, ¡[email protected]!

Operating as usual

10/24/2021

La Santa Misa Del Vigesimo Segundo Domingo Después De Pentecostés Con Bautismos Y Primeras Comuniones

10/24/2021

The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Blessings St. Gabriel's and friends! We have two services on Sunday's - at 10am in English at the Belmont Ridge Middle S...
10/23/2021

Blessings St. Gabriel's and friends! We have two services on Sunday's - at 10am in English at the Belmont Ridge Middle School 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA and at 3pm in Spanish at St. Gabriel's @ St. James' 14 Cornwall St. NW Leesburg. If you haven't worshiped with the "other half of the congregation" come to that service that you don't typically attend. Tomorrow, for instance, we have four Baptisms and six First Communions at 3pm. Come, see, feel the Spirit, join the parishioners that you may not know and celebrate our new Episcopalians in their journey with Jesus! Welcome, [email protected]!

Bendiciones San Gabriel y [email protected]! Tenemos dos servicios los domingos. 10 am en inglés en Belmont Ridge Middle School 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA y a las 3 pm en español en St. Gabriel's @ St. James 14 Cornwall St. NW Leesburg. Si no conoce la otra mitad de la congregación venga a "la otra Misa", la Misa que normalmente no asiste. Mañana, por ejemplo, tenemos cuatro bautismos y seis primeras comuniones a las 3 de la tarde. Venga, vea, sienta el Espíritu, únase a las personas que quizás no conozca pero que se han estado incorporando a la congregación durante la pandemia. ¡[email protected]!

I came across these two prayers during my Morning Prayer as I seek God's company while walking from a closed door and ap...
10/22/2021

I came across these two prayers during my Morning Prayer as I seek God's company while walking from a closed door and approach the one that will be opened.

A prayer in the “middle years” of opportunity (Celtic Daily Prayer Book One)

Lord, help me now to unclutter my life, to organize myself in the direction of simplicity. Lord, teach me to listen to my heart; teach me to welcome change, instead of fearing it. Lord, I give You these stirrings inside me, I give You my discontent, I give You my restlessness, I give You my doubt, I give You my despair, I give You all the longings I hold inside. Help me to listen to these signs of change, of growth; to listen seriously and follow where they lead through the breathtaking empty space of an open door. Amen

Liminal Space: Where earth and heaven meet (Celtic Daily Prayer Book One)

Allow more and more thoughts of Your thinking to come into our hearts, day by day, till there shall at last be an open road between You and us, and your angels may go up and down amongst us,
so that we may be in Your heaven, even while we are upon Your Earth. Amen.

I came across these two prayers during my Morning Prayer as I seek God's company while walking from a closed door and approach the one that will be opened.

A prayer in the “middle years” of opportunity (Celtic Daily Prayer Book One)

Lord, help me now to unclutter my life, to organize myself in the direction of simplicity. Lord, teach me to listen to my heart; teach me to welcome change, instead of fearing it. Lord, I give You these stirrings inside me, I give You my discontent, I give You my restlessness, I give You my doubt, I give You my despair, I give You all the longings I hold inside. Help me to listen to these signs of change, of growth; to listen seriously and follow where they lead through the breathtaking empty space of an open door. Amen

Liminal Space: Where earth and heaven meet (Celtic Daily Prayer Book One)

Allow more and more thoughts of Your thinking to come into our hearts, day by day, till there shall at last be an open road between You and us, and your angels may go up and down amongst us,
so that we may be in Your heaven, even while we are upon Your Earth. Amen.

An Evening Meditation for the Feast of St. Luke, the Physician: The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff Dear Friends in Christ,I share t...
10/18/2021

An Evening Meditation for the Feast of St. Luke, the Physician: The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff

Dear Friends in Christ,

I share this meditation this evening with those gathered at Shrine Mont for our first in-person clergy gathering here since the fall of 2019. Although the words are written and directed toward the clergy, I share them also with the wider community of the Diocese of Virginia, praying that they might connect with all who are engaged in ministry of any kind in this season of continued disruption and dramatic change.

Luke 4:16-21
When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’

Today this scripture is fulfilled in our hearing. Whenever people go out in Jesus’ name to do the things he did, to continue the work of justice-making and peace-building or the ministry of proclamation and evangelism, the scripture is fulfilled. Today this scripture is lived out in our sight by people in this very room.

That truth is wonderful. And in this time of multiple pandemics and continuing disruption, this truth and this call can feel a little overwhelming. We have done so much in the past eighteen months. We’ve learned new skills. We’ve pivoted over and over again -- sometimes so fast that we are dizzy now. In the midst of all we’ve done, there is so much we haven’t been able to do, so many things left undone. For some of us, the “left undone” list weighs heavily. Guilt kicks in. Sometimes we feel like we’re letting people down. Sometimes other people tell us that we’ve let them down, occasionally in terms that are less than kind. Often in this pandemic we haven’t been able to use our best gifts, the ones that were part of our calling to ordained ministry in the first place. In these many long months, we’ve done more than ever before -- and less than ever before. The reality of too much and the feeling of not enough are a debilitating mix.

How do we live in that stew?

We start, as we always do, with Jesus. Remember how the crowds would press in upon him, seeking healing, seeking his touch. As word about him spread, hopes, expectations, even demands for his presence and for his healing actions increased. We recognize how, in that press, Jesus healed many people and restored them to wholeness of body, soundness of mind, and fulness of relationship with God and others.

We also recognize that Jesus did not do every good thing he could have done. He didn’t heal every person in every crowd. He didn’t attend to every need. He was, after all, as human as we are, encumbered by the physical limitations we all share. Jesus did not do every good thing that people hoped for and demanded of him. Time and again, at regular intervals, he chose to take care of himself, to go to places apart for prayer and restoration. He knew that he could not do anything for anyone if the well of God’s goodness, power and love within him ran dry. Of course Jesus did far more for us and for all humanity than we could ever ask for or imagine, but he did not do every good thing that people asked.

In that, as in so many things, he is a model for us. We cannot do every good thing that people desire from us, not even every good thing we desire to do. Like Jesus, the incarnate one, we are incarnate, in the flesh, living our mortality. Everything is not ours to fix. Jesus does not ask us to save the institution of the Church at the cost of our own souls. Jesus does not ask us to sacrifice the Spirit of God that resides within us for the sake of the work he calls us to do.

All of this throws us back onto reliance on God. It throws us back onto reliance on what Jesus does in us and in the world. The ministry we live in Jesus’ name, after all, is not ours but his. It is not about us, but about Jesus working in and through us.

So I offer a few questions to ponder. If any one of them is helpful to you, wonderful. If not, let yourself go where the Spirit leads you.

What is real and true underneath the needs that come at you in loud and urgent ways?
How does tending to those needs help you tend to the heart, to what really matters?
How does not tending to those needs help you tend to the heart, to what really matters?
What hurt needs healing so that you can hold the things left undone with gentleness and without self-reproach?
What do you need to let go of so that you can love yourself as tenderly as God loves you?

May God bless you with grace and peace as you lift the things undone to the very heart of God, who loves you fiercely.

An Evening Meditation for the Feast of St. Luke, the Physician: The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff

Dear Friends in Christ,

I share this meditation this evening with those gathered at Shrine Mont for our first in-person clergy gathering here since the fall of 2019. Although the words are written and directed toward the clergy, I share them also with the wider community of the Diocese of Virginia, praying that they might connect with all who are engaged in ministry of any kind in this season of continued disruption and dramatic change.

Luke 4:16-21
When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’

Today this scripture is fulfilled in our hearing. Whenever people go out in Jesus’ name to do the things he did, to continue the work of justice-making and peace-building or the ministry of proclamation and evangelism, the scripture is fulfilled. Today this scripture is lived out in our sight by people in this very room.

That truth is wonderful. And in this time of multiple pandemics and continuing disruption, this truth and this call can feel a little overwhelming. We have done so much in the past eighteen months. We’ve learned new skills. We’ve pivoted over and over again -- sometimes so fast that we are dizzy now. In the midst of all we’ve done, there is so much we haven’t been able to do, so many things left undone. For some of us, the “left undone” list weighs heavily. Guilt kicks in. Sometimes we feel like we’re letting people down. Sometimes other people tell us that we’ve let them down, occasionally in terms that are less than kind. Often in this pandemic we haven’t been able to use our best gifts, the ones that were part of our calling to ordained ministry in the first place. In these many long months, we’ve done more than ever before -- and less than ever before. The reality of too much and the feeling of not enough are a debilitating mix.

How do we live in that stew?

We start, as we always do, with Jesus. Remember how the crowds would press in upon him, seeking healing, seeking his touch. As word about him spread, hopes, expectations, even demands for his presence and for his healing actions increased. We recognize how, in that press, Jesus healed many people and restored them to wholeness of body, soundness of mind, and fulness of relationship with God and others.

We also recognize that Jesus did not do every good thing he could have done. He didn’t heal every person in every crowd. He didn’t attend to every need. He was, after all, as human as we are, encumbered by the physical limitations we all share. Jesus did not do every good thing that people hoped for and demanded of him. Time and again, at regular intervals, he chose to take care of himself, to go to places apart for prayer and restoration. He knew that he could not do anything for anyone if the well of God’s goodness, power and love within him ran dry. Of course Jesus did far more for us and for all humanity than we could ever ask for or imagine, but he did not do every good thing that people asked.

In that, as in so many things, he is a model for us. We cannot do every good thing that people desire from us, not even every good thing we desire to do. Like Jesus, the incarnate one, we are incarnate, in the flesh, living our mortality. Everything is not ours to fix. Jesus does not ask us to save the institution of the Church at the cost of our own souls. Jesus does not ask us to sacrifice the Spirit of God that resides within us for the sake of the work he calls us to do.

All of this throws us back onto reliance on God. It throws us back onto reliance on what Jesus does in us and in the world. The ministry we live in Jesus’ name, after all, is not ours but his. It is not about us, but about Jesus working in and through us.

So I offer a few questions to ponder. If any one of them is helpful to you, wonderful. If not, let yourself go where the Spirit leads you.

What is real and true underneath the needs that come at you in loud and urgent ways?
How does tending to those needs help you tend to the heart, to what really matters?
How does not tending to those needs help you tend to the heart, to what really matters?
What hurt needs healing so that you can hold the things left undone with gentleness and without self-reproach?
What do you need to let go of so that you can love yourself as tenderly as God loves you?

May God bless you with grace and peace as you lift the things undone to the very heart of God, who loves you fiercely.

10/17/2021

Vigesimo Primer Domingo Después De Pentecostés

10/17/2021

The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

10/10/2021

Vigesimo Domingo Después de Pentecostés

10/10/2021

The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

¡Felicidades y bendiciones en el mes de la herencia hispana! Lea y comparta este interesante artículo.Blessings in Hispa...
09/29/2021
¡Feliz mes de la herencia hispana!

¡Felicidades y bendiciones en el mes de la herencia hispana! Lea y comparta este interesante artículo.

Blessings in Hispanic heritage month! Read and share this great article with many interesting links to other stories and perspectives.

Yo sé los planes que tengo para ustedes, planes para su bienestar y no para su mal, a fin de darles un futuro lleno de esperanza. Yo, el Señor, lo afirmo. Jeremías 29:11

09/26/2021

La Fiesta De San Miguel, San Gabriel Y Todos Los Angeles

09/26/2021

Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and All Angels

09/25/2021

Chapel in the woods 25 September 2021 4pm

4pm today, outdoor service at the Chapel in the Woods, celebration of our patron Saint! Join friends and others for a bi...
09/25/2021

4pm today, outdoor service at the Chapel in the Woods, celebration of our patron Saint! Join friends and others for a bilingual service on this beautiful afternoon. Masks are required for people ages 2 and older.

St. Gabriel's Chapel in the Woods is located at the corner of Battlefield Parkway and Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Parking is available at the Atlantic Union Bank in the Fort Evans II Plaza. Park. To reach the outdoor chapel, cross Battlefield, walk South toward Fort Evans Road. See the St. Gabriel's flag at the entrance. Entrance is directly across from the two blue water towers.

Hoy celebramos la fiesta patronal de San Gabriel en La Capilla al Aire Libre a las 4pm. La Capilla se encuentra en la esquina de Battlefield Parkway y Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Hay estacionamiento disponible en el estacionamiento del Atlantic Union Bank en Fort Evans II Plaza - donde también se encuentra la tienda Marshalls. Después de estacionar, cruce la avenida Battlefield y camine hacia la hacía la Fort Evans Road. Verá la bandera de San Gabriel en la entrada. La entrada está directamente frente a las dos torres de agua azul.

4pm today, outdoor service at the Chapel in the Woods, celebration of our patron Saint! Join friends and others for a bilingual service on this beautiful afternoon. Masks are required for people ages 2 and older.

St. Gabriel's Chapel in the Woods is located at the corner of Battlefield Parkway and Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Parking is available at the Atlantic Union Bank in the Fort Evans II Plaza. Park. To reach the outdoor chapel, cross Battlefield, walk South toward Fort Evans Road. See the St. Gabriel's flag at the entrance. Entrance is directly across from the two blue water towers.

Hoy celebramos la fiesta patronal de San Gabriel en La Capilla al Aire Libre a las 4pm. La Capilla se encuentra en la esquina de Battlefield Parkway y Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Hay estacionamiento disponible en el estacionamiento del Atlantic Union Bank en Fort Evans II Plaza - donde también se encuentra la tienda Marshalls. Después de estacionar, cruce la avenida Battlefield y camine hacia la hacía la Fort Evans Road. Verá la bandera de San Gabriel en la entrada. La entrada está directamente frente a las dos torres de agua azul.

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Office: 8 Cornwall Street NW
Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12pm
2:30pm - 5pm

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(703) 779-3616

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Love your neighbor, no buts! Amen!