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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ independence, St. Cyprian’s will host a concert by the Silvertones of Barbados on July 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM. This ensemble is a high energy “Gospel Group” with incredible chemistry, sweet vocal harmonies, musical drive and nice stage presence. Traditional gospel songs mixed with modern up-tempo rhythms of reggae, calypso and soca, builds instant energy, and infects the audience with the rhythms of the Caribbean, where they develop an irresistible urge during performances, to get up and stomp their feet, dance, clap and rejoice.
Admission: Adult-$20.00 and children under 12yrs. $10.00. Music CDs, DVDs and refreshments will be on sale. Please see the flyer here for full information. If you wish further information, please call the church office: 617.427.6175.