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.
One thing I love as a still fairly-new dean is hearing people’s stories about their history at the cathedral. People who were ordained here stop by with their children. Those who lost loved ones to AIDS come in thanksgiving for healing services and memorial services held here. People who attended Episcopal parishes that are now closed pray at and take pictures of the stones on which the name of their beloved church is carved into the cathedral sanctuary.

The Stonewall National Monument is an area of lower Manhattan now marked as sacred to our civic life. (Learn the whole story here ). For the LBGTQ+ community, it is a cathedral attesting to a hard battle against violence and prejudice in a neighborhood that has been holy refuge through eras of social stigma and exile. Because as followers of Jesus, we are pledged to uphold the dignity of all people and work for justice for all, this is ground we should consider sacred, too. Participating in the Pride Parade on Saturday is a way to live into our baptismal promises, manifest support for our LBTGQ+ friends and relatives, and just have a lot of fun, too. I will be there as a friend, as a pastor, and as the mother of a transgender teen. Please join me! Below are the details..

Join Bishop Alan M. Gates and The Crossing congregation of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul for Boston's annual Pride Parade , from Copley Square to Boston City Hall Plaza, on Saturday, June 8.

The Episcopal Church contingent will start to gather at the steps of Trinity Church in Copley Square Plaza at 11 a.m. and proceed together to the 12:30 p.m. line-up location at 711 Boylston St (near Exeter St). We will march together under one unifying banner and all can sign and decorate the banner. We are encouraging individual parishes to make posters and/or to wear parish T-shirts, hats, etc., rather than carrying individual banners.

If you would like to help decorate the float, please be at 711 Boylston St at 11:30 a.m.

An ecumenical group of host congregations has posted plans for the day on Facebook, here . Please check the Facebook page as details may change after this newsletter is published.

Contact the Rev. Tamra Tucker at  ttucker@diomass.org  with questions or to be added to the Episcopal Church contingent of marchers.

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

The Rev. Sarah Motley,
Associate Rector, Grace Church, Washington DC


Missed the latest Sermon?
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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! Tamra Tucker blessed this man and many other people on Wednesday. Stop by this summer Tuesday - Thursday and check our our calendar page as we continue to add events.
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Saturday, September 21
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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.
Liturgical Ministries Training
On Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 p.m. to
8 p.m., Dean Amy will be leading a training for all those who are or want to participate in liturgical ministries on Sunday morning at the cathedral: crucifers , subdeacons, intercessors , altar guild , thurifers , vergers .

A light dinner will be provided.
Please sign up through Kevin Vetiac at: kvetiac@diomass.org .
Dates of Note 
Join us this Sunday for
Pentecost Evensong with sermon by Fredrica Thompsett.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.


The Cathedral Church of St. Paul  (map)
Join us for a Choral Evensong for Pentecost. All are welcome!


MagnificatBoston , a choir of singers from around the Diocese, will lead a Choral Evensong for Pentecost at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on June 9th at 5 p.m. with canticles and anthems by Stanford, Stainer, Titcomb and Buxtehude.
Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett, teacher, historian, and author of many books including Looking Forward, Looking Backward: Forty Years of Women’s Ordination, will be the preacher. A reception follows with the viewing of a cut from a documentary in production about the Philadelphia 11 . The filmmakers will be on hand to share more about the project.

This is a traditional Evening service that is meant to offer refreshment at the end of the day. Come join us for the music and then stay a bit for a reception. The service itself is short, but full to bursting with music.
Annual Gathering
Tuesday June 11, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come to the Episcopal City Mission Annual Gathering on June 11. Click here for more details!
Congratulations to our new deacons!
This past Saturday, June 1, 2019, The Right Reverend Gayle Harris presided at the ordination of 10 deacons. Please keep them in your prayers as they embark in their new ministry.

Rev. Sarah Kathleen Brock,
Rev. Susan M Correira,
Rev. Katie Capurso Ernst,
Rev. Eric E. Fialho,
Rev. Hilary Virginia Greene,
Rev. Olivia Rae Hamilton,
Rev. Maria Benjamin Kano,
Rev. Paul Shoaf Kozak,
Rev. Isaac Provencio Martinez, Jr.,
Rev. Mary Elizabeth Mills-Curran
Thank you to diocesan altar guild members Robin Nielsen, Lois Gant, and Irene Bonn, who helped at the ordination.
Join us June 8th for Boston P r i d e !

More details can be found in the EVENTS section of our Facebook page.
THE WORD by Demetrius
 
People need to understand that LIFE is full of ups and downs. We need to continually be mindful that no one is perfect. We need to have patience with ourselves and others. We should not lose the ART of empathy and compassion. We need to demonstrate more compassion and care for others. Pray consistently and frequently.
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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 Merrimack Valley Deanery

Brooks School Chapel , North Andover 
St. Anne’s Church , (North) Billerica 
All Saints’ Church , West Newbury 
St. Mark’s Church , Westford           



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