On this page you will find information regarding our activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The SGNY is closed to the public on all other days of the week and on all national holidays unless otherwise stated. Please visit the Notices page for any changes in our regular schedule.

The Orientation/Fraternal Assistance meetings are by appointment only. Please attend one of our Study Groups on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays and speak with a Coordinator to make an appointment.

 

6:00 PM7:00 PM: Orientation and Guidance.

This section is used for individual spiritual counseling, if requested,1 and for meditative purposes in preparation for the "Short Lecture and Passes" section (see next).

 

 

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You must speak to a coordinator at one of our Study Group sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays (see below) to be eligible to attend the Fraternal Assistance meeting. If eligible, you must arrive no later than half an hour before the start of the meeting to discuss your spiritual treatment with a spiritual counselor. You should also do so when notified at the end of your spiritual treatment.

 

7:00 PM8:00 PM: Short Lecture and Passes.

We respectfully ask all to be prompt for this meeting. Late arrivals will not be allowed in. Doors are closed at 7:00 PM or when we reach full capacity. Be considerate: do not knock on door if the sign for 'full capacity' is already placed outside.

 

8:00 PM9:00 PM: Mediumship Meeting.

This second meeting, also on Monday, is closed to the public.

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS: Spiritism at Noon
Date/Time Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 P.M.1:30 P.M.
Audience Activity open to the public; no need for prior appointment.
Format Reading and discussion of topics; occasional scheduled lecture.
Notes Discussion followed by passes.
Study Topics Understanding the difficulties one faces in life in order to create a constructive approach towards plenitude.
Material The Integral Human Being by Joanna de Ângelis (spirit) and Divaldo Franco.
Objectives The “Spiritism at Noon” study group (SNSG) is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of Spiritism and/or consolidate their actual knowledge. The study session is designed as a discussion group, or workshop, so that participants may ask questions and experience a broader interaction with the issues being debated.

Orientation and Fraternal Assistance
Date/Time Thursdays, 6:00 P.M.6:30 P.M.
Audience Activity open to the public; no need for prior appointment.
Format Individual spiritual counseling.

 

Study Group
Date Thursdays, 6:30 P.M.9:00 P.M.
Time 1st session: 6:30 P.M.–7:30 P.M., followed by passes;
2nd session: 8:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M.
Audience Activity open to the public; no need for prior appointment.
Format Reading and discussion of topics; occasional scheduled lecture.
Notes Discussion followed by passes at 7:30 P.M.
Participants may attend either session or both.
Study Topics 1st session: a study of the principles of the Spiritist Doctrine.
2nd session: understanding mediumship during fraternal spiritual assistance.
Material 1st session: The Spirits’ Book by Allan Kardec;
2nd session: Talking to Spirits in Mediumistic Meetings by Therezinha Oliveira.
Objectives In the first session of the Thursday Study Group individuals are exposed to the core principles of the Spiritist Doctrine, as they were laid out by the Spirit of Truth and several other high-order spirits, who contributed to the first tome of the Spiritist Codification, The Spirits’ Book, organized by Allan Kardec. This session is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of Spiritism and/or consolidate their actual knowledge.
In the second session individuals are exposed to the mechanisms of communication with spirits during mediumship meetings, which are designed to provide assistance to our brothers and sisters in the spiritual realm as they face new challenges in their continual struggle towards perfection. This session is about understanding the principles and mechanisms of fraternal spiritual assistance; no actual mediumistic phenomena will take place.
Both study sessions are designed as discussion groups so that participants may have the opportunity to ask questions and experience a broader interaction with the issues being debated.

All meetings of the Saturday Youth Gathering Group (SYGG) are open to the public with no need for a prior appointment.

There are three meetings a month:

1st and 3rd Saturdays For children of ages 4–10
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Inner Enlightenment Spiritist Society (IESS)
(Variable Schedule) For adolescents of ages 11 and up
5:00 PM–6:30 PM
Schedule for this meeting is variable. Contact us for updates.
Location: Spiritist Group of New York (SGNY)

SUNDAYS: Study Group
Date/Time Sundays, 11:00 P.M.1:00 P.M.
Audience Activity open to the public; no need for prior appointment.
Format Reading and discussion of topics; occasional scheduled lecture.
Notes Discussion followed by passes.
Study Topics A study of the principles of the Spiritist Doctrine according to its three tiers: philosophy, religiosity, and science.
Material The meetings of the Sunday Study Group are based on four different reading materials, each one for a specific Sunday of the month:
1st Sunday The Workers of the Eternal Life
André Luiz (spirit) and Francisco Xavier
2nd Sunday The Gospel According to Spiritism
The 3rd Book of the Spiritist Codification by Allan Kardec
3rd Sunday What is Spiritism?
Allan Kardec
4th Sunday The Mediums’ Book
The 2nd Book of the Spiritist Codification by Allan Kardec
Objectives 1st Sunday: The Workers of the Eternal Life discusses the return of five individuals back to the spiritual realm on the occasion of the death of their physical bodies. Emphasis is given to the physico-perispiritual changes in the vicinity of the phenomenon of death and to the spiritual assistance we receive thereon.

2nd Sunday: The Gospel According to Spiritism brings to us in all their original glory the renewed messages of our Master, Jesus Christ, the greatest psychologist of all times; the book also features commentaries from high-order spirits on crucial passages.

3rd Sunday: What is Spiritism? is an ideal book for those who are new to the Doctrine and who would like to understand its basic principles. Written for the novice and in the form of a dialogue, in it Kardec explores the foundation of the Spiritist Doctrine through simple questions and answers.

4th Sunday: The Mediums’ Book, the second book of the Spiritist Codification, is a guidebook for mediumship and mediumistic phenomena. It is a mandatory book for mediums everywhere and for those who wish to enrich their knowledge of the Spiritist Doctrine.

Observation For months with five Sundays, participants will be informed during the Sunday meetings about the reading material scheduled for the 5th Sunday from two to three weeks prior to the event. If any special lecture is scheduled on the extra Sunday, it will be advertised in all meetings and information about it will be posted three weeks in advance on Upcoming Events.
For more information about the meetings, reading materials, or how to acquire any of the books, please contact us.