As of February 27, 2016 we are finally able to edit our web site after many years.  Our goal is for this web site to be our communication and ministry   portal.  Pages to be published in the future include: the Sunday Bulletin, The Council Of Ray Of Hope - which will have monthly agendas, minutes
and financial reports, a Library page featuring lists and samples of our over 6,000 holdings, Founders / Foundresses Page, LGBTQIS his/herstory,
photo album of the making of the Elmira chapel, many new links for resources.

We are rebuilding our web site with new information and a new all devices friendly format.

The chapel, is now ACCESSIBLE to the "differently abled" with a commercial grade
elevator in front of the building, pictured here.

Check back often to read new content on our web site. 
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:14)

  "You are as welcome here as Christ Jesus Himself"
  (Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien, see Romans 15:7).

Call the Pastor Benedict at 607-280-0374.
Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2017 was the 34th Anniversary in our 35th year in Ministry.
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This is our current schedule: Sunday worship @ 10:30 AM and Tuesday Bible Enrichment @ 6:30 PM.  For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here.  Come in person to our chapel at 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY 14901.  The chapel is open for prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 11:59 PM.  Closed 11:59 PM  to 7:00 AM. 

For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here.
This page updated
5/26/18
Dear Friends and Members of the Body Of Christ and His Church,

This Sunday, May 27, 2018 we will consider and celebrate the Holy Trinity of God.  Christianity is the only Religion that understands the Trinity: God the Creator, God the Christ, and God the Holy Spirit being at once three persons in one Divine Being. 

This Sunday we shall consider why this Doctrine (an unchangeable Truth revealed in Sacred Scripture) is critical and wonderful for the LGBTQIS Christian.

Join us for worship and enjoy the POWER OF PARTICIPATION, a phrase that came to me in prayer this month.  We are called together to give God thanks and praise.  CHURCH MEANS GROUP TOGETHER.  Jesus designed His Church to be in this Age, this Dispensation as HIS PEOPLE, HIS GROUP, HIS PEERS, to do this work together.  FEEL THE POWER OF PARTICIPATION THIS HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM, live in the chapel or live on line through Skype.

Reserve this time for HIM.
Br. Benedict, Pastor
Christ Pantocrator Palermo Cathedral, Italy