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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Our Sunday congregation welcomes you to beautiful worship and life-giving fellowship. Our motto is
“When in doubt, we choose love.”

Join us Sundays at 10 a.m.!
The Crossing is our grassroots, justice-focused, do-it-yourself church community of hipsters, heretics, homeless, and other unlikely pilgrims. Join us Thursdays, dinner at 6 p.m. & worship at 7 p.m.
MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is a ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston. We need each other. And this is why we gather each week to serve, to pray, and to create together. Join MANNA throughout the week for any number of our programs!
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. We invite you to join us Sundays at 12:30pm.
So many of my strongest memories of faith formation and worship are connected to music. I can still sing the alto part to “Morning Has Broken,” which was the first song we sang after I joined the Junior Choir at my church in third grade. More importantly, the song gave voice to my wonder at the beauty of creation and taught me to praise God for it. Learning to chant in seminary meant learning to sing my prayer with particular attention to joining my voice to others in a regulated, unified way. And who can forget the time the fire alarm went off during a diocesan convention in a hotel years ago, and we were “Marching in the Light of God” for about twenty minutes till it was fixed? My children were there, and they remember it * quite * well!
On Sunday mornings at the cathedral, we are striving to offer the best of our musical tradition in ways that are life-giving and formative for a very diverse, twenty-first century congregation. We are a congregation that sings (which I love!) and which is thankful for both a newly-composed paperless chant and a beautiful organ postlude, for a sung Great Litany and “Lead Me, Guide Me.” It is a pleasure to work with Cathedral Director of Music Louise Mundinger in planning all of this, and to reflect with our Liturgy Committee on how the Spirit is working through it all.
Today I pause to give particular thanks to the Cathedral Schola, four wonderful singers who have gifted us both with beautiful anthems and with strong voices to support the congregation in its sung prayer. As they go on break for the summer, I give thanks for all of them (from left to right, above): Alyssa Hensel, Alexandra Dietrich, Nate Ramsayer, and Scott Koven.
What music has formed your faith? What do you sing in the car? What are you still humming long after the dismissal on Sundays? Thank God for all of it and for the composers and musicians that offer it.

Our Cathedral at a Glance...
Sunday Morning Congregation
The preacher this Sunday is:

The Rev. Jennifer McCracken,
Head Pastor to MANNA

Missed the latest Sermon?
Here you go!

Oh what fun
Boston 2019 Pride Parade
B o s t o n Pride Parade was this past Saturday, June 8th. Bishops Alan Gates and Barbara Harris were on hand along with many parishes from the diocese, along with other faith traditions. It was reported that over 430+ overall groups registered for the parade, and it was estimated that up to 750,000 people attended the event.

The Crossing congregation here at the Cathedral is still looking for donations to help offset the cost of the diocese participating in the Pride Parade. If you would like to donate you can do so online here and select Crossing Gift and specify in the dedication section that your gift is for PRIDE. If you want to send a check, make your check payable to The Crossing and specify in the memo section that your gift is for PRIDE. Please mail the check to:

The Crossing
Cathedral Church of St Paul
138 Tremont St
Boston MA 02111.
Pentecost Sunday - Evensong
This past Sunday a Choral Evensong was held to wrap up our celebration of Pentecost here at The Cathedral and it was a terrific success! Magnificat Boston and members of the choir of Trinity Church-Concord were on hand to sing the evensong. Dean Amy delivered a sermon prepared by Dr Fredrica Harris Thompsett who at the last minute was unable to attend.

Following the evensong a brief clip of the documentary about the Philadelphia 11 was shown and the filmmakers, along with Bishop Barbara Harris, were on hand to talk about this project. Click here to learn more about the documentary .
What's Going On...
In July and August , Monday morning prayer and Tuesday Eucharist take a break. They return after Labor Day.
All other services continue throughout the summer. We will update the website for July and August to reflect the change in the schedule.
Ministry of the Steps is back! Stop by this summer Tuesday - Thursday and check our our calendar page as we continue to add events. Today, June 13th we have the Labyrinth Contemplation, 12-5. Join James Van Looy to learn more about the Labyrinth as a meditation. And on June 18th join us for a conversation with Vernon Walker from CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather) about climate change.
Saturday, September 14
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

The Cathedral's First Annual Congregational Retreat

Cambridge, MA ( T-accessible ...just off Harvard Square)

Come pray, play, and plan together with your fellow congregation members for an afternoon of deepening fellowship. We will share lunch, prayer and bible study, a walk through Longfellow's garden, and plan together how we might deepen our hospitality to all on Sunday mornings.

Questions? Talk with Rev. Cynthia, Ann Page Stecker, or Ken King.
Cathedral to welcome
Life Together Intern this Fall
We are looking forward to welcoming
Joyce Chae as a Life Together Intern serving both the Sunday congregation and The Crossing, starting in late August.

Joyce is a recent graduate of UC – San Diego, majoring in communications. Joyce has experience in youth ministry, digital marketing, student services, and lots of other places where connecting with others and communicating thoughtfully and creatively is important. Please pray for Joyce as she prepares for her year with us here, and pray that we may serve her well as a site for learning and spiritual growth!
HOW TO STOP JUDGING by Carrie Tawney
Whenever I catch myself judging someone, I immediately stop and try to put myself in that person’s shoes!
How would I feel if I was in their circumstance??
And then I say a little prayer to bless this person, and then I say a prayer for myself for help from God that I can be kinder and more loving and not so judgmental to others!

Thank you God for your forgiving spirit! Amen.
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Diocesan Events
Our Cathedral serves as administrative, event and liturgical host to the  Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts  (DioMass).

To stay up-to-date on what's happening in DioMass:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

This week we pray for

Parishes of the Mt Hope-Buzard Bay Deanery

St. Aidan’s Chapel , Dartmouth
St. Peter’s Church , Dartmouth

Congregations: Organists, Choirs and other Church Musicians