Music and the Arts
At Atonement, we celebrate the God-given creativity of EVERY person, and actively seek to incorporate beauty and creativity into all of our worship and programs.
Music enlivens our Sunday 10 am service (September - June) and 7 pm Taizé services (6 times per year), as well as special musical offerings throughout the year: Advent Lessons & Carols, Caroling, Epiphany pageant, Lenten Meditations, Arts & Music Festival in the spring, and chamber music recitals.
In our 150th year (2018-19) we resumed offering Choral Evensong 2-3 times each year. Our next Evensong, with a Celtic theme, will be on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
We have a long history of association with the arts. Many of our stained glass windows were designed and assembled by Lamb Studios here in Tenafly, now registered in the Library of Congress. For many years the Lamb family were active members at Atonement. We are also proud to display Ella Condie Lamb's “An Advent Angel” which was exhibited at the first "World's Fair" in Chicago where it won the Dodge Prize for best painting by a woman artist. Our congregation raised funds to restore the painting to celebrate our 150th Anniversary as a parish in 2019.
The stained glass window over the altar is a Maitland stained glass depiction of the early Church martyrs, St. Sophia (Wisdom) and her children, Faith, Hope and Love. It is also a symbolic depiction of maternal & divine love. The Latin inscription at the top of the window is taken from I Corinthians 13.