Subway Liturgy



A podcast finding the sacred in every story.


  • We launched a new podcast! // Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement

    We launched a new podcast! // Be Still and Go: Meditations for the Movement

    15/02/2018 Duration: 05min

    Be Still and Go is a new podcast from The Riverside Church, a daily digital devotional for the season of Lent that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon.Find out more and listen to episodes at

  • Episode 20: Leaving It All Behind

    Episode 20: Leaving It All Behind

    16/10/2017 Duration: 26min

    George Mekhail had a high paying job and a great church community. Then he left it all. Listen to George tell his story about walking away from his church and job in search of something more fulfilling and more true to his identity and beliefs.

  • Episode 19: Faith in Public Life

    Episode 19: Faith in Public Life

    09/10/2017 Duration: 20min

    LaShawn Warren grew up in Savannah, Georgia and experienced racism at a young age. This event impacted the decisions she made regarding her career as an attorney. Listen to LaShawn's story of embracing her role as advocate, activist, and attorney.

  • Special Episode: Las Vegas

    Special Episode: Las Vegas

    03/10/2017 Duration: 03min

    A special (and short) reflection on finding anything sacred in the story of the Las Vegas shootings.

  • Episode 18: Am I Doing This Right?

    Episode 18: Am I Doing This Right?

    02/10/2017 Duration: 19min

    Rick O'Keefe is a father, doctor, and resident of New York City. In each of these roles, he wasn't always sure that he was doing things the way they were supposed to be done. Listen to his story of self-discovery and development from his days in medical school to where he's at in life now.

  • Subway Liturgy Fall Promo

    Subway Liturgy Fall Promo

    27/09/2017 Duration: 42s

    The new season of Subway Liturgy is coming!

  • Ep 17: Do I Belong Here?

    Ep 17: Do I Belong Here?

    23/01/2017 Duration: 17min

    Kurt Karandy set out to achieve his dream of earning a PhD. After years of hard work, he was admitted into the top school in America. However, getting into the place you want to be and actually believing that you belong there are two different things entirely. Kurt's story helps us explore what imposter syndrome looks like and what we can do to overcome it.

  • Ep 16: A Love Letter to My Children

    Ep 16: A Love Letter to My Children

    16/01/2017 Duration: 18min

    Clarence Anderson raised two daughters in New York City. The challenges of raising two kids in the largest city in the country didn't stop him from trying to be the best dad that he could be. Listen to Clarence talk about what it was like to raise his daughters in NYC and reflect on his hopes and dreams for them as they try to make it in the Big Apple for themselves.

  • Ep 15: Im Not Afraid

    Ep 15: I'm Not Afraid

    13/11/2016 Duration: 23min

    Michael Livingston experienced a tremendous loss when his brother died. What Michael did afterwards changed his life forever- he decided that he wasn't going to be afraid of anything anymore. In a time of uncertainty for so many people in our country, Michael's story gives us hope and teaches us an important lesson on how not to give into our fears.

  • Ep 14: Ill Be There For You

    Ep 14: I'll Be There For You

    06/11/2016 Duration: 28min

    Anna Meyer's world changed dramatically when her father was diagnosed with cancer. Her dad's battle with the disease and what happened after his death further shaped Anna's thoughts on what it means to be there for other people and what it takes to build community.

  • Ep 13: Life on the (Sesame) Street

    Ep 13: Life on the (Sesame) Street

    31/10/2016 Duration: 17min

    When Hylda Clark moved to New York City from Louisiana decades ago, she landed a job working for a brand new television show called Sesame Street. Working for the Children's Television Workshop changed Hylda's life and taught her the importance of championing other people's goals, hopes, and dreams- especially if those other people are children.

  • Ep 12: A Contemplative Walk in the Park

    Ep 12: A Contemplative Walk in the Park

    23/10/2016 Duration: 29min

    Denise Davis has always enjoyed nature. When she moved to NYC, she discovered the magnificence of Central Park in exquisite detail as she mixed her exploration of Manhattan's most famous green space with her own contemplative practice. The result was an intriguing story of how one individual embarked on a journey to discover the beauty and mystery of the park, herself, and the people around her.

  • Ep 11: Our Better Selves

    Ep 11: Our Better Selves

    13/10/2016 Duration: 18min

    Derrick Jordan was a musician, and then a financial aid officer at a college, and then a pastor, and now he's studying to be a psychotherapist. His journey has been guided by one thing- to connect with people and help them achieve breakthroughs in their life. Listen to Derrick's story and hear how focusing on physical and mental health has changed his life.

  • Ep 10: Voices in Our Head

    Ep 10: Voices in Our Head

    24/05/2016 Duration: 13min

    Every day we hear voices telling us what to do and what not to do. Mandy Meisenheimer share her story about having to deal with voices telling her that she was moving down a wrong path that was taking her way from her upbringing.

  • Ep 9: Stepping Up

    Ep 9: Stepping Up

    21/03/2016 Duration: 11min

    Theresa Thames shares about how she has had to step up in becoming a mother, a pastor, and an advocate for social justice

  • Ep 8: Im Open to It

    Ep 8: I'm Open to It

    12/03/2016 Duration: 11min

    Kevin Wright talks about how his parents were open to his adoption and how that openness guides him as he searches for information about his birth family in Korea

  • Ep 7: Forgiveness

    Ep 7: Forgiveness

    08/03/2016 Duration: 11min

    Bertram Johnson talks about the hardest person to forgive-- yourself.

  • Ep 6 : I Was Wrong

    Ep 6 : I Was Wrong

    23/02/2016 Duration: 14min

    Kevin Vandiver talks about growing up without a father and coming to grips with being wrong about a crucial part of his life

  • Ep 5: Losing Your life

    Ep 5: Losing Your life

    09/02/2016 Duration: 12min

    Sometimes we're called to walk away from a life of safety and comfort in order to embrace a future full of unknown possibilities. Listen to Jan Powell's story about leaving a life as a nun and facing an uncertain future in New York City.

  • Ep 4: Temptation

    Ep 4: Temptation

    09/02/2016 Duration: 10min

    Jeremiah Drake share stories from his time in the army and how theater techniques can shed light on the nature of temptation

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