The Church of the Advent, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, is a Christian community in the Anglo-Catholic tradition that gathers day by day to know and make known the grace of God through Jesus Christ. All that we are and do is empowered by this grace, given to us through the Sacraments instituted by Christ, especially the Sacrament of the Altar. By this grace, we embody a diverse and vital parish family, with members of various ages, economic circumstances, ethnic origins, and denominational backgrounds. Through our renowned music program, our thoughtful preaching and education programs, our guilds of bell ringers, gardeners, and acolytes, as well the volunteers for our Tuesday Night Community Dinner and other social missions, we at the Church of the Advent make up a community of faith that tries always to live by Jesus’s teaching, keeping the Gospel close to heart.

Holy Week & Easter Service Schedule

Our guest preacher for the Triduum and Easter Sunday will be the Rev’d Andrew C. Mead, retired Rector of St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City, and XIV Rector of the Church of the Advent.

The Triduum (The Great Three Days)

Thursday, April 18 – Maundy Thursday
6:30 pm: Liturgy of Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing, Solemn Procession of the Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, Stripping of the Altars. Watch before the Sacrament until midnight.

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
12:00 – 3:00 pm: The Three Hours, preached by the parish clergy
6:30 pm: The Liturgy of Good Friday with the Passion according to St John

Saturday, April 20 – Holy Saturday
9:00 am: Morning Prayer
6:30 pm: The Great Vigil & First Mass of Easter

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Day
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass

Weekly Service Schedule

7:30 AM — Morning Prayer
8:00 AM — Said Mass (Anglican Missal)
9:00 AM — Sung Mass (Rite II)
11:15 AM — High Mass (Rite I)

9:00 AM — Morning Prayer (Mon. – Fri., except legal holidays)
12:15 PM — Mass (except Wed.)
5:30 PM — Evening Prayer (Mon. – Fri., except legal holidays)
6:00 PM — Healing Mass (Wed.)

8:30 AM — Morning Prayer
9:00 AM — Mass

Legal Holidays
12:15 PM — Mass

Confessions by appointment.

Visit Us

30 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108

Office Hours:
 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30PM
Sunday Services:
8 AM -- Said Mass, Anglican Missal
9 AM -- Sung Mass, Rite II
11:15 AM -- Solemn Mass, Rite I
Anglo-Catholic Worship
The Advent is part of the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Massachusetts, and the world-wide Anglican Communion. We celebrate the Eucharist daily, base our worship on the Book of Common Prayer, and invite all baptized Christians to join us for Communion. Sunday services are at 8 AM (Said Mass, Anglican Missal), 9 AM (Sung Mass, Rite II), and 11:15 AM (Solemn Mass, Rite I). Nothing would make us happier than to have a chance to worship with you!

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Our parish is very diverse, and we strive to be open and welcoming to everyone in our community. Whether you're liberal or conservative, young or old, gay or straight, rich or poor, just visiting or a Boston native -- we hope you'll feel at home at the Advent. If you join us for Sunday Mass, please also join us for coffee hour immediately afterwards (downstairs in Moseley Hall). Smaller community groups meet throughout the week, and we encourage all members of the parish to be involved in some form of Christian formation.

More About Christian Formation

From our founding back in 1844, the Advent has been committed to ministry and outreach. We march in Project Bread's annual Walk For Hunger, and every Tuesday evening, members of the parish serve a nourishing meal to people in need. We have also sponsored relief efforts in Haiti, have participated in our diocese's B-SAFE summer program, and have an active Care and Prayer team. We are always looking for more ways to help do God's work in the world, so please check back often to see current service opportunities.

Learn More About Our Ministries

Mass for the Solemnity of the Feast of the Holy Cross

The Advent Choir on SoundCloud

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