Sunday, October 21, 2018 -- Solemnity of the Feast of St Luke the Evangelist
4:30 pm: Organ Recital
5:00 pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction
Thursday, November 1-Friday, November 2 -- Conference: Anglo-Catholic Roots II: Is Christ Divided? Full Visible Unity
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
Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of thy Name; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the wedding yesterday of Kara Rodgers and Philip Marshall. 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
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Jay C. James at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, October 14, 2018, the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” For a number of years we have sent a few of our high school and college-aged young people to Saint
Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Svend and Helga Norregaard. 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 of
Sermon Preached by Eric Fialho at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
I live in Salem, Massachusetts. For those who do not know, Salem is the unofficial Halloween capital of the world. Just yesterday my fiancée Emily and I were taking what we thought would be a leisurely stroll through a street bazaar in the downtown. We ran into what seemed like an unending mass of humanity
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Jay C. James at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, September 30, 2018, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. There are lots of “isms” around these days. We are hearing a good deal from the media outlets about “isms”. Some of them are popular so you know