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located in the heart of Boston
We are  A  House of Prayer for All God's People.
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8:30 a.m. 
Morning Prayer

6 p.m.
The Crossing 
Dinner followed at      7:00 p.m. with Worship


12:30 p.m.  
Muslim Friday Prayers


10 a.m.  
Sunday Morning
Holy Eucharist

12:30 p.m.    
Chinese Ministry 
Holy Eucharist
in Chinese

3 p.m.
  Redeemed Christian
Church Worship


1 p.m.  
MANNA Holy Eucharist
(Sproat Hall)


11 a.m.  
MANNA Christian Meditation


10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

12 p.m.
Santa Misa en Español (Chapel)
"The Deep Down"
by Darrel Bompastore

Every day I try to laugh.
May it be caused by
my own words, or actions.

I listen to other people.
Some are funny
with the words they use.
Yesterday a word was used
that I hadn't heard for some time.
The person who used it
got me to think,
which got me to laugh.
Today I can't remember 
which word it was.

Today it's raining
but that won't stop me laughing
I will seek a good laugh
from someone
or dig deep within myself.

The Pilgrim  is a literary magazine written by our friends of the  Black Seed Writers GroupSign up for an annual print subscription.

The church will be open for visitors during the following hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mondays - Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mondays - Fridays
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

from the homeless community of downtown Boston

An Evening with 
No Fixed Address Press

Join the poets, prophets, memoirists and anthropoligists of No Fixed Address Press as they read from and sell their work.

Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Trident Bookstore, 338 Newbury St., Boston.

Part of the Boston Book Festival's
Lit Crawl 2017

New Cross Installed on Cathedral Facade

We have a beautiful new cross designed by sculptor Murray Dewart on the facade of the Cathedral, completing the renovations that have been taking place in the Cathedral. The cross, which echos the interior cross which used to hang over the church altar, also complements the church's classic exterior. Come at see it in person!


Conscious Contact at St. Paul's Continues Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.
This program, led by Deacon Cynthia Pape and Bill Comer and based on the 11th step of the Alcoholics Anonymous  program (improving conscious contact with God as we understand him...through prayer and meditation), continues every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the church. It's open to everyone.

Embrace Hope: Janet McKenzie Art on Exhibit
October 15-December 3 
Prints by Vermont artist Janet McKenzie will be on exhibit in the Cathedral church from October 15-December 3. Come and see this remarkable artist's moving and beautiful work.

Cosponsored with the Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington and the Boston Harbor Deanery.


Our Sunday Morning community, a merger with the former St. John's Bowdoin St., gathers together to worship God, while honoring the traditions, styles, and desires of all God's people.

This Sunday, October 29
Our preacher will be Mr. Paddy Cavanaugh.

  8:30 am               Coffee Klatch, Lawrence Room
10:00 am               Holy Eucharist, Cathedral nave
11:15 am              Coffee Hour, Lawrence Room
11:45 am              Faith Matters, Lawrence Room

Commemoration of Reformation this Sunday
In keeping with our custom of using alternate liturgies on 5th Sundays when they occur, this Sunday we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, with a liturgy borrowed from the Rev. Matthew Cadwell at Emmanuel Church in Wakefield.

Faith Matters to meet Sunday, October 29
Faith Matters will meet this Sunday in the Lawrence Room from 11:45-12:30. We are exploring the "spiritual capacities of a Christian life," the "Jesus Movement" as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls it. Join us for coffee hour and the discussion to follow. Jan Rowe and James Van Looy will facilitate as we share, cultivate, and grow our sense of Resilience.

Serving at Worship


For the past several weeks we have been using a reduced number of servers at the altar: Vergers, sub-deacons and acolytes will be given a break from their duties during this time.  Please speak to Jeffrey Seamans or  Deacon Cynthia Pape if you are interested in serving at the altar during our services, or serving with the Altar Guild to assist with preparation and cleaning up after services.

Suggestion Box
Your suggestions are wanted and needed as we make plans for the fall. Write your ideas and place them in the suggestion box  at the back of the church on Sundays, or speak to ( or email ) Susan Butler, Council Convener.

Cards for Vinnie Panico 
Vinnie Panico, a  long-time and faithful friend of the Cathdral is in nursing care and  would like visits or to hear from us via cards and notes! Vinnie's at Milton House Center, 1200 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, MA 02186-2337. 

Reminder: Pledge Payments
We have received pledges from 21 households/individuals totaling almost 2,600 hours of service to our community, almost 6,000 hours of prayer, and over $50,000. Please stay up to date with your pledges payments so that we can stay on target with our budgeting. 

MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is our ministry of and with the homeless in Downtown Boston. 

MANNA Efforts Recognized by All Saints Parish, Brookline
MANNA has been awarded the Spirituality and Justice Award by All Saints Parish in Brookline (previous recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu!). The award was presented to MANNA leaders at All Saints on Sunday, October 1. Congratulations, MANNA!

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lawrence Room
The CoffeeKlatsch is a community that gathers weekly for support, accompaniment, coffee, and conversation. More...

Leadership Team
Mondays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Upper Sproat Hall 
The MANNA Leadership Team provides support to one another and to the broader homeless community.  More...

Monday Lunch Program
Mondays, 11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Sproat Hall
The Monday Lunch program has been serving a freshly cooked hot lunch for anyone who desires it every week for thirty years. More...

Homeless AA
Mondays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lawrence Room
Open to all.

Black Seed Writers' Group
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Upper Sproat Hall
The Black Seed Writers' Group produces a steady stream of poetry, protest, memoire, prayer and reportage. The Pilgrim, is their renown literary magazine.  More...

The MANNA Singers
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Sproat Hall
The MANNA Singers is a new music program where we gather to join in making a joyful noise! Accomplished musicians and New England Foundation for the Arts grant recipients Eve Boltax and Mary Joy Patchett are leading our community in this latest musical endeavor: learning to sing together as a choir while highlighting individual talents, composing and performing original songs, and sharing our love of music with the broader community. The MANNA music group welcomes everyone.


The Crossing is our grassroots, justice-focused, do-it-yourself church community of hipsters, heretics, homeless, and other unlikely pilgrims. 

Thursday Worship in the Cathedral Sanctuary
The Crossing has returned to the Cathedral Sanctuary every Thursday with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by worship at 7:00.

Stay Connected
To stay up-to-date on worship and other offerings of The Crossing,  subscribe to their weekly e-mail newsletterlike them on Facebook, and/or visit their website.

Our Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry (EBCM) serves the Chinese-speaking community in Downtown Boston, hosting both traditional and contemporary worship services in Mandarin and Cantonese. More...

Canon Connie Ng Lam called to Los Angeles
The Rev. Canon Connie Ng Lam, Vicar of the Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry, has been called as Rector of St. Gabriel's Church in Los Angeles. Canon Ng Lam will celebrate her last service with the EBCM on Christmas Eve.


Our Cathedral serves as administrative, event and liturgical host to the  Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts  (DioMass).

Diocesan-wide Confirmation Service at the Cathedral October 21
The Cathedral will be hosting a confirmation service on October 21 at 10:30 a.m. Bp. Bud Cederholm will preside and preach.

Stay Connected
To stay up-to-date on what's happening in DioMass,  subscribe to their monthly e-mail newsletterlike them on Facebook, and/or visit their website.