The flowers in the Lady Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Sunergren.

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 visit here and can keep in touch.

All persons baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit are invited to the Altar to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you wish to receive a blessing, come to the Altar and cross your arms over your chest.

Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers during both the 9 am and 11:15 am Masses. 

9:00 am—Infant nursery is located on the first floor in the room beyond the Parish Office.  The Toddler nursery is located downstairs in Moseley Hall.

11:15 am—Infants and Toddlers are cared for on the first floor in the room beyond the office.

If you have questions or special needs we want to hear them.  Contact Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or

9:00 Coffee Hour. Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Marie & Jean Rateau, Jason Grant and Melanie McNaughton host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be George McCormick, Philip Le Quesne, Eric Aho and Michael Oliveri. We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares (

If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 

This morning we welcome back the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, who will be with us for the month of August.  Fr Macdonald-Radcliff is Director General of the World Dialogue Council, which promotes better relations between the many worlds of Islam and the West.  He was formerly Dean of All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo where he has also advised the Anglican Bishop of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the Most Rev’d Dr Mounir Anis, currently Primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

St Michael’s Conference for Young People completed its Fifty-Ninth session yesterday.  A week-long Anglo-Catholic conference for High School and College students, its one-hundred members and thirty-some staff participate in classes, discussions, sports, recreational activities and attend a High Mass and a Solemn Evensong each day.

We welcome our Summer Choir back to their stalls at 11:15 this morning.  The smaller choir will sing until Sunday September 23, when the full choirs return to sing at both 9 & 11:15 masses.


There are two big summer Feasts being celebrated:    The first is this afternoon at 5:30 pm, when the Eve of The Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated with a Solemn Evensong & Benediction at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island.


Community Groups at the Advent are the best way for new and long-standing parishioners to meet and come to know true Christian fellowship.  We have four community groups centered in four areas in and around the Boston area:  Beacon Hill, Brookline, the North Shore, and Cambridge.  These groups are designed so members and potential members can simply get to know one another better and enjoy time for friendship, education, recreation, or meet for prayer.  The groups decide for themselves how they want to spend their time together. 

We are gathering the members of all four groups on Sunday, August 26, for a light dinner and to “kick off” the fall season.  Everyone who is currently in one of the community groups and everyone who would like to be in a community group should come to that gathering at 5:00 pm.  We will hear what the community groups are doing and what they would like to do over the next.

Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, August 12, at 8 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave.  There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (

The second upcoming special event will be on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 pm, a Procession and Solemn Mass will be celebrated at All Saints’, Ashmont here in Boston.  The Choir of Men and Boys will sing the Mass and the Rev’d Jeremy Haselock, the sometime Precentor and Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral, will preach.  It will be a joy to celebrate these two feasts at these other two great Anglo-Catholic parishes.  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  Psalm 133:1

Sixteen young organists are scheduled to participate in the first-ever Boston Bach International Organ Competition from September 1 through 9. Details at International participants will arrive on August 28 to prepare for the three competition rounds. The Advent will be one of the venues for this event along with First Lutheran, Kings Chapel, and Old West, amongst others. 

We are seeking hosts for these artists for some or all of their stay in Boston. For a list of the participants and more information about hosting, please register your interest with Robb Scholten at your earliest convenience: 617-429-4692 or


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses at the Coffee Hour or Entr’acte.  The vouchers can be used after 4:00 pm weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Questions?  email:

August 6-12, 2018

Monday, August 6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
8:00 pm: Library Concert

Tuesday, August 7
John Mason Neale
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 8
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 9

Friday, August 10
Laurence of Rome

Saturday, August 11
Clare of Assisi / John Henry Newman
10:00 am: Search Committee

Sunday, August 12
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

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