Lent at St. Cyprian’s

February 27th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Ash Wednesday, the day marking the beginning of forty days of reflection, penance, and prayer, occurs on March 5, 2014. St. Cyprian’s will mark the start of the Lenten season with a 7:00 AM said Eucharist and imposition of ashes. Throughout Lent, there will be a morning said Eucharist at 7:00 AM with a meditation every Wednesday. The service will be approximately half an hour in length so that people are able to arrive at their place of work on time.

Ash Wednesday, also, is by ancient tradition, a day of fasting and abstinence. These actions are intended to focus one’s mind and soul on the Christian life and the preparation for Easter. Fasting is understood to mean one main meal during the day and abstinence is understood to mean foregoing rich food which habitually means no meat during the day. 

United Lenten Devotions – 2014: St. Cyprian’s will be taking part once again in the ecumenical observance of Lent with our neighboring faith communities. On Wednesday evenings beginning on March 12, 2014, a simple dinner will be shared by participants at 6:00 pm followed by a liturgy at 7:00 pm. The services will be held throughout the neighborhood hosted by various churches. A full schedule can be found here.

Holy Week: In addition to the services noted above, St. Cyprian’s will be observing Holy Week with our sister congregation St. Augustine St. Martin. Please see the schedule for Holy Week and Easter here.

Please join us for your Lenten devotions!

Cancellation: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

February 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Due to the inclement weather, there will be no 10:30 AM Service, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

UBE Rev. Absalom Jones Day Celebration

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Massachusetts Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians will hold its annual Absalom Jones Day celebration Eucharist on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm at St. Cyprian’s <1073 Tremont Street, Roxbury>. The Rev. Darryl James of Grace Church in Jamaica, NY is the featured speaker.

The Annual Frederick Douglass Isaacs Outstanding Lay Leadership Awards will be presented to Black Episcopalians nominated by their home parishes in recognition of their ministries.

Everyone is invited to attend!