Sunday, February 24 - Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Guest Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Spencer Reece, Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer, Madrid, Spain
Coffee Hour Speaker: Nancy Mead
Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday
7:30am & 12:15pm, Low Mass with Imposition of Ashes
6:30pm, Solemn Mass with Imposition of Ashes
Sunday, March 10 - First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 17 - Second Sunday in Lent
4:30pm, Organ Recital
5:00pm, Solemn Evensong & Benediction
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
Sermon Preached by Eric Fialho at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
“A Godly Vulnerability: The Irony of Emptiness” There is an adage that says, “There are no atheists in the trenches.” This phrase appeared during World War I, and came to represent the idea that the unbelieving heart comes to pray when it is in peril. That the resistant mind which asserts that the divine is
O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed;
Welcome to the Church of the Advent! If you are new to the area, visiting, or seeking a church home, we are glad you’re here and hope to have a chance to greet you in person. Child care is offered during the 9am and 11:15am services; an usher can guide you to the nursery. A
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey A. Hanson at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, February 10, 2019, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Our Gospel reading today is Luke’s version of how Jesus called his first disciples, chief among them Simon Peter. This is more than a matter of historical interest, because we too call ourselves disciples of Christ, and so much of what is true of Jesus’s first interaction with those who followed him then is also
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
The flowers at the high altar and the crossing are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Nancy Macmillan. 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 a record
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d George Truman Welch at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, February 3, 2019, the Solemnity of the Feast of the Presentation