Sunday, September 13, 2015 marks the Sunday on which we celebrate the feast of St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in North Africa and Martyr for the faith, the patron saint of our parish. Sunday service returns to its usual time of 10:30 AM. Please join us for worship and fellowship! For those unable to attend services in person, we will be resuming our live internet transmission of the Sunday liturgy.
During the months of July and August and the first Sunday in September, Sunday service will begin at 9:30 AM. During the summer hours, live internet transmission of the Sunday morning service will be suspended. The Sunday School will be in recess during July and August too. The Fall schedule for Sunday School will be posted in early September.
We pray you and yours will have a safe and enjoyable summer!
Please join us Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM for a healing service. Healing of the body and soul has always been an important part of the Christian life and ministry. From time to time we as a community have come together to offer a service of prayer and healing.
Due to the inclement weather last weekend, the Massachusetts Chapter of the United Black Episcopalians has rescheduled the annual Absalom Jones Day Festival to Sunday, Feb. 22nd-4:00 pm at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 239 Harvard Street in Cambridge. Bishop Alan M. Gates will preach and preside.
Due to the forecast of another major snow storm this weekend, the Sunday, February 15, 2015 Service and Sunday School are cancelled.
This year we have a unique richness of opportunities to observe the Lenten season and the feast of Easter. There will be a full program of liturgical celebrations at St. Cyprian’s as well as opportunities to join with our neighbors of other faith communities in the annual United Lenten Devotions to fulfill Jesus’ exhortation — “that they all might be one.”
During Lent, we will be celebrating the Sunday Eucharist according to Rite I. Also, during Lent, we will have presentations of the film series produced by the Mission Institute on “Being Church.” St. Cyprian’s was one of the parishes featured in the series.
The United Lenten Devotions will once again be observed at different churches throughout the greater Boston area. A full schedule of the services, preachers, texts, locations and topics can be found here. Our schedule for St. Cyprian’s services during Lent and Easter can be found here. Please join us to observe Lent and celebrate Easter.
There will be several opportunities for you and your family to celebrate Christmas and the beginning of the New Year. Here is the schedule of services:
- Christmas Eve Vigil, Solemn Sung Eucharist…………Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm
- Christmas Day, Said Eucharist with hymns……………Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 9:00 am
- New Year’s Eve, Solemn Sung Eucharist………………Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Please join us in festive worship!
Tickets are now on sale for the 45th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast, January 19, 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, 8:00 am. This annual event is hosted by St. Cyprian’s and Union United Methodist Church. The keynote speaker for the 2015 breakfast will be Dr. Cleveland Sellers, President of Voorhees College, an historically Black college with Episcopalian affiliation. During the 1960s, Dr. Sellers was a major figure in SNCC – the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee – taking part in many of the most significant actions that took place in the South. Considering the recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York City, Dr. Sellers’ address will be timely and meaningful. Also joining the morning’s event will be the senior elected officials of Boston and Massachusetts.
For further information about the breakfast, please visit the breakfast website: www.mlkbreakfastboston.org . Tickets may be purchased through that website, or, by calling the parish office: 617.427.6175. Bring your friends and neighbors. Celebrate the vision, work and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
St. Cyprian’s annual Advent Fall Concert will take place Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the church sanctuary. St. Cyprian’s Gospel Choir and the Celestial Infernos Steel Band will be performing favorites of the Fall and Christmas season. Ticket donation: $15.00. For further information, contact the parish office–617.427.6175. Come and join us! Here’s the flier to share.