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 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. Maggie Dunbar and Angie Corbet host the Coffee Hour this morning!  Next week the hosts will be Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay. 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.  Robb Scholten, Karen Chaney and Ignacio Gama host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be David Fisher and others. 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 ( or Betsy James (   

This morning at Entr’acte, our adult education series, Father Warren continues a two-part look at what he calls Classical Christianity.  Today, as a companion piece to his discussion of the Teaching of Classical Christianity, he will address the question of the Practice of Classical Christianity

Following that, our resident Biblical scholar, Rick Stone, will lead a three part study of the 2nd chapter of the Book of Genesis, a crucial and fascinating text.  This will take place on Sundays, October 21 and 28, and November 4.

To conclude Entr’acte for the year, Fr. Warren will lead a three-part examination of various sects within what is called Christianity:  what they believe, what they practice, how they differ from Classical Christianity.  Sundays, November 18 and 25, December 9.

From the Bell Loft: This afternoon, the Advent ringers will attempt to ring 1,718 changes of Grandsire Triples, to commemorate the first full peal of Grandsire rung in 1718.  The composition is an arrangement of that first peal by Austin Paul, a local ringer. 

Compline at the Advent—Compline will be sung this evening at 8 pm by members of the Advent Choir, including chant and motets by Parsons and Sheppard & Wood. We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. 


The Wednesday morning Bible Study will meet in the library this Wednesday at 10:00 am.  We are beginning the study of First and Second Thessalonians.  Please come, bring your Bible, and someone you know.  These two letters Saint Paul wrote to the Church in Thessalonica are two of the earliest letters written by him and give specific descriptions of his work and helpful teachings on love, prayer, work, the departed, and how to prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming.  These are great instructions even for the present time.  


Evensong & Benediction & Organ Recital – Next Sunday, October 21, at 4:30 pm, organist Janet Yieh, from Trinity Wall Street, offers music of Mendelssohn, Elgar, Beach and Duruflé. At 5 pm, the Advent Choir will sing Evensong, including the St Paul’s Service of Herbert Howells. Following the service, a light supper will be served, and Mark Dwyer will offer a brief talk on the colorful lives of this evening’s composers: Basil Harwood, Max Reger and Howells.

Ghost Stories for an Autumn’s Night—Friday, October 26, at 7:30 pm.  Ghost Stories returns again to the Advent this year.  Two tales of terror by medievalist and master writer M. R. James will be told by candlelight in the library.  Several haunting medieval songs will be sung by soprano Elise Groves.  Ports and cheeses will be on hand for nibbling and sipping for this night of a most pleasing terror.  Tickets are $15.00 through Eventbrite or $20.00 at the door.  All proceeds go to help Mission and Outreach ministries at the Parish.

Anglo-Catholic Roots II Conference:  Is Christ Divided?  Full Visible Unity—November 1 – 2 at the Church of the Advent.  The Catholic tradition specializes in this field, with a rich store of resources worth remembering and retrieving.  Speakers at this second conference on Anglo-Catholic Roots will take up scriptural, sacramental, ascetical, and dogmatic resources to describe and vindicate a fully Catholic understanding of the one Church, as Christ’s body across time and space.  They will also offer perspectives on the Anglican Communion as a family of churches called to holiness and apostolicity in service of the Whole.

Keynote Speaker:  the Rt Rev’d John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee


Derek Olsen, PhD, former member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

The Rev’d Dr. Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary

The Rev’d Dr Matthew Burdette, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dallas, Texas

Christopher Wells, PhD, Editor, The Living Church

Optional banquet on the night of November 2 after Solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls, to be held at the Club of Odd Volumes.  Advance registration is required.  Registration:  $75 for employed persons, $50 for students and retirees, Banquet:  $75.  Sign up at

All Souls Day will be observed on Friday, November 2, with a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 pm.  Envelopes to receive the names of persons to be remembered at these Masses may be found with the offering envelopes given to those who pledge to the Parish or at the rear of the Church.


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:

Parishioner and Honorary Assistant, Dr Philip Pfatteicher, is the author of many books. One of his best is Liturgical Spirituality, published in 1997. Father Warren considers it to be the best book on the Liturgy he has yet read and has recommended it to numerous people who wish a deeper understanding of the worship and prayer of the Church.  Copies of Liturgical Spirituality are once again available in the Bookstore at various prices.  

Advent Beer Brewing: Advent Beer Brewing will take place on Saturday, October 27, at noon.  Everyone interested in lending a hand brewing a new batch of beer is welcome to join in the parish kitchen. 

October 15-21, 2018

Monday, October 15
Teresa of Ávila

Tuesday, October 16
Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, October 17
Ignatius of Antioch

10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, October 18
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 19
Henry Martyn
8:30 am: Advent School Community Share

Saturday, October 20
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am: Flower Guild
2:00 pm: Wedding

Sunday, October 21
The Solemnity of St Luke the Evangelist
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
10:15 am: Church School / Entr’acte
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
4:30 pm: Organ Recital
5:00 pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction / Supper / Talk

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