Sunday, January 27 -- The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
10:15am, Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 3 -- The Solemnity of the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas)
8:00am, Low Mass
9:00am, Blessing of Candles, Procession & Sung Mass
10:15am, Ent'racte with Fr. Welch
11:15am, Blessing of Candles, Procession & Solemn Mass
Sunday, February 10
After the 9:00am Mass, Parish Forum on the Search Process
Sunday, February 17
After the 11:15am Mass, Parish Forum on the Search Process
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 the Rev’d Jay C. James at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Solemnity of the Confession of St Peter
Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.’ And Jesus answered him. ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church,
Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the Living God: Keep thy Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and
The flowers at the high altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Peter Ward Britton. The flowers at the crossing are given in loving memory of Vincent Bohlen and Edgar Bohlen, and in thanksgiving for the baptism of Bea Egan. If you are visiting or new to the Advent,
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, January 13, 2019, the First Sunday after Epiphany
In the name of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. It is striking that the Church calendar, after the great Feast of Christmas, plunges rather rapidly after Low Sunday into two particularly fascinating episodes. First the story of the Epiphany and secondly the Baptism of Christ. Both are deeply intriguing as soon as we
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan didst proclaim him thy beloved Son and anoint him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with thee and the
The flowers at the High Altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Nancy Hockfield LaPosta. 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 your
Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Dr Jeffrey Hanson at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Feast of the Epiphany
Today the Christmas season comes to a close. It comes to a close in the feast the Church calls the Epiphany. It may interest you to know that the early church started celebrating Epiphany before initiating a commemoration for Christmas, so important was it in the minds of our forebears in faith. So why so