The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 

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. The Parish Picnic is today! Next week is the hosts will be Rachael & Joe Ringenberg and Paul & Mary Roberts. 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.  The Parish Picnic is today! 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 (  

Holy Toledo! This afternoon at 3:00 pm, two films by Advent parishioner Sam Audette will be shown at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The films (Sam’s thesis at the University of Chicago) are a contemplation of Spanish history. Spain today – in some places bustling and modern, in others only a reminder of past glory. Spain in the past – a country of three religions and great sophistication. They are entitled: Between the Eagle’s heads: Three Portraits of Toledo and The Route of the Eagle. Members and friends of the Advent are invited. Admission is free. The films will be shown in the Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge.

Compline at the Advent – Tonight, June 10, 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. If you wish to help us organize our service of Compline, please contact Kyriell Palaeologue (, 617-396-6225) or Fr Jeffrey Hanson ( 

We are pleased to announce that the Church has called Jeremy Bruns to begin his work as the new Associate Organist & Choirmaster of the Church of the Advent, beginning September 1, 2018. Mr Bruns is well known to many of us as sometime Organist & Choirmaster at our sister parish, All Saints, Ashmont. He comes to us now from the position of Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Church and Choir School in Harvard Square. His accomplishments are impressive, his résumé speaks for itself. What is not mentioned is that he is a delightful, clever and caring person. We look forward to welcoming Jeremy and his wife Cathy to our family.

Jeremy Bruns has held positions in Buffalo, Boston, and Pittsburgh among other locations, including three years as Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where he worked daily with John Scott and the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Mr. Bruns studied with David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, earning his MMus in performance and literature and the Performer’s Certificate. He has won prizes in major international competitions, and has been heard regularly on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipe Dreams, broadcasts on BBC Radio, and recordings on the Pro Organo label. Bruns has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and has performed numerous recitals with engagements including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, Canterbury Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral, St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, St. Paul Cathedral and Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, and other venues in the United States and England.

Musical Notes:

Many, many thanks to our nine o’clock Parish Choir for their choral work this year. Their contribution to our worship is immeasurable. They begin their summere break today, but please express your thanks to choir members personally when you spy them in the pews or at coffee hour! 

Our Summer Choir season is in full swing. A reduced choir will sing for the 11:15 Solemn Mass, offering motets and mass settings, until Sunday, July 1, when a soloist will sing for four Sundays. On August 5, the summer choir returns. Repertoire lists can be found at


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Galatians and the Ephesians. That’s at 10 a.m. in the Library.


On Sunday, July 15, we will be pleased to welcome the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England. Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, the Choir is a major focus of college life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays.


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, Junee 24, July 1, and July 15.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (

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:

June 11-17, 2018

Monday, June 11
St Barnabas the Apostle
5:15 pm: River House Meeting

Tuesday, June 12
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, June 13
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 14
Basil the Great

Friday, June 15
Evelyn Underhill

Saturday, June 16
Joseph Butler
8:30 am: Birthday Party
10:00 am: Flower Guild
4:00 pm: Wedding

Sunday, June 10
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

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