We are the Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of Massachusetts,
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)
"Writers of Peace"
by Kathryn Gallagher
Writers of peace everywhere
Beyond the cataracts of confusion
Write from the clear consciousness
Of descendants of a loving, forgiving,
Omnipresent, all-merciful god.

We, all of us, are created in the image
And likeness of god, of good, of gentleness.
Ultimately, the pale power of toxicity
Is to destroy itself in shame
The loving power of god is to create
To nurture, to enlighten, to imbue
With Divine light
Divine growth
And earthly sharing
And harmony
And strength.

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:

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

MANNA Annual Camping Trip This Weekend

MANNA members and staff will be returning to Vermont for their annual fall camping trip this weekend, October 6-8. Please keep the 24 members, staff and friends in your prayers.
Photo by Roy Goodwin.


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.

Music on the Porch Series
Mondays & Thursdays, 12 - 2 p.m.
Cathedral Front Steps
Come by and enjoy concerts presented by the Downtown Boston Improvement District. The concerts are free, the entertainers are great, and it's a wonderful way to enjoy your lunch or just take a break.  More...


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 8
Our preacher will be The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling, Acting Dean. 

  8:30 am               Coffee Klatsch, Lawrence Room
10:00 am               Holy Eucharist, Cathedral nave
11:15 am              Coffee Hour, Lawrence Room
11:45 am              Faith Matters, Lawrence Room
Faith Matters, October 8, 11:45 am -12:30 pm
Faith Matters will meet this Sunday in the Lawrence Room from 11:45-12:30. We will explore 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. EstherDavid Steffens will facilitate as we share, cultivate, and grow our capacity for Joy .

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...


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.