United Lenten Devotions – 2017

February 24th, 2017 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on United Lenten Devotions – 2017)

The United Lenten Devotions Wednesday night series begins March 8th.  This year, we will be using the theme, “Father, forgive them” from Jesus’s last words on the cross as found in the Gospel according to Luke. We will be using the texts to provide opportunity to reflect on the places that we need to be reconciled to God and to each other and the ways that we are called to work for reconciliation in the world around us. Please join us!

Dinner is at 6:00 pm, with the liturgy beginning at 7:00 pm.  Please note the following dates and locations:

Date Place Preacher

Scriptures

March 8 St. Augustine St. Martin
29 Lenox St. Roxbury,
The Rev. Liz Walker Ecclesiastes 9:13-18
Psalm 36
Luke 23:33-38
March 15 Roxbury Presbyterian The Rev. Edwin Johnson Jeremiah 5: 20-31
Psalm 12
Matthew 23:37-24:2
March 22 Resurrection Lutheran The Rev. Dorothella Littlepage 1 Samuel 16:6-13
Psalm 15
Mark 14:3-9
March 29 St. Mary’s The Rev. Julian Fredie Lamentations 2:18-9
Psalm 13
Mark 14:32-41
April 5 St. Cyprian’s The Rev. Evan Thayer Genesis 4:1-16
Psalm 131
John 19:25-30
April 12 St. John St. James
149 Roxbury St, Roxbury
Holy Week Tenebrae

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Choral Evening Prayer

February 24th, 2017 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Choral Evening Prayer)

This Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 4:00 pm, St. Cyprian’s Choir will present a Choral Evening Prayer service. Evensong is a traditional Anglican liturgical celebration that joins music with the prayers of the close of day. This service will be one of the events marking the transition from the season of Epiphany to that of lenten preparation. Please join us for this service.

47th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast

December 7th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 47th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast)

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 47th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The Breakfast will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston on Monday, January 16, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM. The 2017 keynote speaker will be Ms. Callie Crossley, producer of the Blackside Inc.’s “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years”.  A full description of the event can be found here. This year we are offering an “early bird” special: tickets purchased by December 18th will be $45.00 per ticket. Tickets purchased before the event will cost $50.00 and tickets at the door will be $55.00. You may purchase your tickets on line by visiting the event’s website here.

Christmas Season Worship

December 2nd, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Christmas Season Worship)

November 27th marked the beginning of a new church liturgical year with the observance of the first Sunday in Advent. Here is the schedule for worship and religious celebrations during the Christmas season.

Sunday, December 18th:

  • Sunday morning – Sermon and Holy Communion at 10:30 AM.
  • Sunday evening – Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols at 6:00 PM.

Sunday, December 25th:

  • Sung Eucharist at 9:30 AM. As Christmas falls on a Sunday, we will not have a Christmas Eve service.

New Year’s Day, January 1st:

  • Sunday morning – Sermon and Holy Communion at 9:30 AM. (There will not be a Watch Night New Year’s Eve service.)

Please join us for any or all of our services during the Christmas season. The congregation, clergy and staff of St. Cyprian’s wish you and yours the fullest of blessings during this holy season!

Dr. Bruce A. Jackson

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Dr. Bruce A. Jackson)

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Bruce A. Jackson on November 17, 2016. Dr. Jackson was a longtime member of the St. Cyprian Church family. At the time of his passing he was a member of the parish vestry. During his many years at St. Cyprian’s he served in a number of its ministries from chairing the Men’s Fellowship to serving on the Rector’s Search Committee. He was born in New Haven, CT where he received his early education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in Genetics from UC, Davis, another master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Brandeis University and his doctorate in Biochemistry from UMass-Lowell. He did post-doctoral work at BU’s School of Medicine. At the time of his death, he was Head of the Biotechnology Programs at Massachusetts Bay Community College. He was awarded many honors including receiving a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering Mentoring from President Obama at the White House in January 2011.

A memorial service will be held at St. Cyprian’s on Saturday, November  26, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Bruce A. Jackson.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch at St. Cyprian’s

November 7th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day Brunch at St. Cyprian’s)

This year’s Thanksgiving Day Brunch will be held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thanksgiving Day at St. Cyprian’s Edrick Bain Church Hall. This event is a traditional “all the fixings” holiday celebration meal held for our friends and neighbors in Roxbury. The event is open to all and is without charge. Co-hosting the 2016 event are St. Cyprian’s Roxbury-Dorchester Mission Hub Church partners: St. Augustine – St. Martin, St. John – St. James, St. Mark, and St. Mary’s. Please join us!

Gospel Choir – Steel Band Concert for Fall 2016 cancelled

November 7th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Gospel Choir – Steel Band Concert for Fall 2016 cancelled)

The music program at St. Cyprian’s is currently undergoing a reorganization with Mr. Brian Edwards, music director, assuming the directorship of the gospel choir. In light of the reorganization, this year’s Fall joint Gospel Choir – Steel Band Concert has been cancelled. A joint concert, however, is being planned for the spring. Please check back in the new year for further information about the spring concert!

Party!

October 12th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Party!)

St. Cyprian’s is sponsoring a “Dutch Party” October 29th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm! For a donation of $15.00 you get to sample a bit from the evening’s menu: Rice and Peas, Beef Stew, Chicken, Fish, Salad, etc. After the sample, it’a all ala carte! Here is the flyer for the evening.

St. Cyprian’s Feast Day

September 5th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on St. Cyprian’s Feast Day)

On Sunday, September 11, 2016 we observe the feast of our parish’s patron saint , St. Cyprian of Carthage, bishop and martyr. Service begins at 10:30 am. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Canon Stephen Fields of the Diocese of Toronto, the Anglican Church of Canada. Please join us!

Share your hopes, thoughts, and suggestions.

August 10th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Share your hopes, thoughts, and suggestions.)

On August 14, 2016, from 3:oo pm to 4:30 pm, St. Cyprian’s will host a forum to discuss the diocese’s draft Mission Strategy document. This meeting will be a conversation seeking the input of parish members on the mission direction of the diocese for the next three years. This is the second meeting on this topic at St. Cyprian’s. Here is the link to page with further information and the draft document. Please join us and help plan for the future.