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December 2016

Cathedral Community Cares Toy Drive

December 6 - December 12
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 19925 United States

Cathedral Community Cares is hosting a toy drive for kids this holiday season, but we need your help to make it come to life. Please help us make sure the children of our CCC clients and community members receive a festive surprise this year! To contribute to the drive, please drop off an unopened, unwrapped gift at the CCC offices by Monday, December 12. Thank you for helping us make the season bright!

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Advent Reflections

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - December 21 @ 7:00 pm
St. John’s in the Village, Manhattan, 224 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014 United States

We are all called to be Mothers of God, God is Constantly Needing to be Born. (Meister Eckhart) Advent Reflections Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Common Room During the four Wednesdays of Advent, we will focus on the Advent and Christmas stories found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. You don't need to come each week, and there is no homework. The class will follow the 6:15 p.m. Healing Eucharist, to which all are invited. If you…

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Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

December 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan, 487 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014 United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Advent at the 6:15pm Service This Advent we are blessed to have on display works of art to help us explore the mystery of the season. Simon Carr and Joan Elizabeth Goodman have created images of some of the ancestors of Christ. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for this quiet and beautiful service. Visit our website for more information.

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Annual Advent Retreat

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street
New York, 10128

Led by Dr. Janet K. Ruffing, RSM. Dr. Ruffing is Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale Divinity School. Subject to be announced. Fee: $25, lunch provided. Space limited, reservations required. Held in conjunction with Church of the Heavenly Rest. To reserve, email the Rev. Tuesday Rupp at [email protected]

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Season of Lights: A Winter Workshop

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 19925 United States

In this special workshop, children and their families brighten up their winter with a reading of Nancy Luenn’s Celebrations of Light, learning about winter festivities from around the world. After exploring the many sources of light in the Cathedral, including stained glass windows, families are then off to the workshop. Activities include rolling beeswax candles; cutting Chinese and Taiwanese paper lanterns; and sculpting clay candelabras inspired by Hindu floating lamps, Jewish menorahs, and Kwanzaa kinaras. Recommended for children ages 4…

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Cider and Carols

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. John’s in the Village, Manhattan, 224 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014 United States

Saturday, December 10th - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Join us as we gather around the piano in the Common Room and spend an hour or so singing our favorite carols and sipping  warm cider with a cookie (or two ....)! Our music director, Gordon King, will be on hand to play the piano and there may be a surprise celebrity visit .....

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Cathedral Christmas Concert

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 19925 United States

The annual Christmas Concert at St. John the Divine celebrates France! Poulenc’s stunning organ concerto gives the Great Organ a star turn, while his Four Motets evoke the mystery of the Christmas miracle. Charpentier’s charming In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum tells the Christmas story through a Baroque lense, angels and shepherds abiding! The audience joins to sing favorite Christmas carols and the Cathedral Choristers will adorn the program with seasonal selections by Willcocks, Britten, Rutter and Fraser, accompanied…

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ECW Bake Sale and Mini-Bazaar

December 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan, 225 W. 99th St.
New York, NY 10025 United States

Baked goods and holiday gift items will be available in the St. Michael's Church Reception Room on Sunday, December 11 after the 10:00 am service.

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Early Music New York: Renaissance Christmas

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 19925 United States

To celebrate the holidays, Frederick Renz has selected carols, noels and motets emanating from European sacred and secular rituals. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel nestled within the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Visit the Early Music New York website for tickets and more information.

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Joyful Noise Noel – Caroling

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Paul’s Chapel, South Salem, 316 Smith Ridge Rd.
South Salem, NY NY 10590

Gathering at St. Paul's Chapel in Vista for hymn singing and fellowship

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Upcoming Events


  1. Cathedral Community Cares Toy Drive

    December 6 - December 12
  2. Advent Reflections

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm - December 21 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

    December 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  4. Annual Advent Retreat

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Season of Lights: A Winter Workshop

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Cider and Carols

    December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Cathedral Christmas Concert

    December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. ECW Bake Sale and Mini-Bazaar

    December 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  9. Annual Cookie Exchange

    December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  10. Early Music New York: Renaissance Christmas

    December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  11. Joyful Noise Noel – Caroling

    December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  12. A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

    December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  13. Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

    December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  14. Advent Parish Dinner

    December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  15. Advent Healing Service

    December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  16. Lessons and Carols and Dinner

    December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  17. Sing We All Merrily: An 18th-Century Christmas Concert

    December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  18. Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

    December 13 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  19. Holiday Warm Up

    December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  20. Advent Stations | Ancestors of Christ

    December 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  21. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  22. Holiday Concert at Trinity Church

    December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  23. Handel’s Messiah (The Christmas Portion)

    December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  24. Advent Quiet Day: Wait for the Lord

    December 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  25. St. Michael’s Church Christmas Pageant

    December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Diocesan Events


  1. 2017 Hispanic Grants Application Deadline

    December 31
  2. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Service

    January 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Anti-Racism Workshop, Manhattan

    January 28, 2017
  4. A Conversation with Sabrina Fulton and Tracey Martin

    February 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor Training, Manhattan

    February 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  6. Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

    February 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  7. Clergy Study Day ~ “Preaching the Just Word: New Perspectives on the Lections of Holy Week”

    February 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  8. Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor Training, Rye

    February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  9. The Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs Deadline

    March 2, 2017
  10. Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor Training, Cornwall

    March 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  11. Congregational Development Training: Fierce Conversations

    March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
  12. Anti-Racism Workshop, Bronx

    April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  13. Congregational Development Training: Congregations at a Crossroads

    April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  14. Diocesan Confirmations and Receptions

    June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am
  15. The Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs Deadline

    June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017
  16. Ireland with Bishop Glasspool

    June 11, 2017 - June 23, 2017
  17. Jonathan Daniels Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    August 9, 2017 - August 13, 2017
  18. The Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs Deadline

    September 6, 2017 - September 7, 2017
  19. Anti-Racism Workshop, Ossining

    September 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  20. Diocesan Convention

    November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  21. 2018 Priests’ Conference

    April 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018
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