Thursday, November 22 -- Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10:00am
Sunday, November 25 -- The Feast of Christ the King: Te Deum following the Solemn Mass at 11:15am
Sunday, December 2 -- The First Sunday of Advent, Feast of Title & Dedication: 9:00am and 11:15am, The Rev. Fleming Rutledge, preaching; 4:30pm, Organ Recital by Damon Spritzer; 5:00pm, Service of Lessons & Carols for Advent
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Church of the Advent is a Christian community, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which gathers together day by day and week by week to know and make known the grace of God which comes to believers through Jesus Christ. All that we are and all that we do is empowered by the grace of God which is given to us through the Sacraments instituted by Christ, particularly the Sacrament of the Altar. And by means of this abundant grace we enjoy a diverse, vital, and close-knit parish family - young, old, rich, poor, of various ethnic origins and differing backgrounds. From our extraordinary music program to a growing church school, our guilds of bell ringers, gardeners and acolytes, to those who serve our long-standing Tuesday Night Community Dinner for the needy, the Advent is a community of faith which tries to keep the Gospel close to her heart and to live by Jesus' teaching.
The mission of the Parish, as defined by its charter in 1844, is "to bring to a portion of the city of Boston the ministrations of the holy Catholic Church; and more especially to secure the same to the poor and needy in a manner free from unnecessary expense and all ungracious circumstances." To that end, the Advent was founded as the first church in Boston without compulsory pew rent. Over the years we have welcomed into our fellowship worshippers not only from the city and suburbs, but also from all New England. An appreciation of the importance of prayer and the ancient traditions of Christian worship inspires all our services, from a quiet weekday Mass in the Lady Chapel to the full splendor of Solemn High Mass on a Sunday morning. We are committed to preaching the Word of God and ministering His Sacraments to all who desire them, and we hope to have you join us in this mission.
And may the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The Church Cat Welcomes You!
Simon is the latest in a series of felines who have called the Advent home over the years.
A Brief History
The Church of the Advent was born in 1844 from the inspiration of a group of Bostonians who desired to establish a new parish that would put into practice the ideals of the then-11-year-old Oxford Movement.
Mass for the Solemnity of the Feast of the Holy Cross
The Advent Choir on SoundCloud
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast
The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the marriage of Margaret Jeffry and Anthony Gallo. If you are visiting or new to the Advent, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home. Please fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we will have
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Daphne B. Noyes at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus said, of the widow: “She out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.” It’s tempting, perhaps, to read this as a lesson about money and sacrificial giving (especially in this stewardship season). But Jesus sets us straight — as he so often does: it’s not about money, it’s about
O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and
The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Melvin Lipscomb. The poppy wreath at the shrine of Christ the King is given in memory of all who perished in the First World War, on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. If you are visiting
Recently, a blogger and church musician, Jonathan Aigner (https://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/about-jonathan-aigner/), visited the Church of the Advent for Sunday worship and was moved to write the following on his blog, “Ponder Anew.” We thank Mr. Aigner for the opportunity to share his post here. Aslan Is Not a Tame Lion: The Serious Mistake of Casual Worship
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Allan B. Warren III at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Solemnity of the Feast of All Saints
Alleluia! The Lord is glorious in his saints! O come let us adore him! Alleluia! Mary the Virgin. Paul the Apostle. Augustine the Theologian. Martin of Tours. Francis. Theresa of Avila, Father Damian of the Lepers. In our own day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Mother Theresa of Calcutta. The list goes on and on. They cover the