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Posted on Jan 10, 2018

Evensong—Celebrating the Ordination of Li Tim-Oi, the First Woman Priest in the Anglican Communion

Sunday, 21 January 5:00 p.m.

The Choir of All Saints, conducted by Christian Lane, leads us in a choral Evensong celebrating the life and legacy of The Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi the first woman ordained a priest in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong, 1944.

Music of Judith Bingham, Nico Muhly, Gabriel Jackson, and Morten Lauridsen are included. The Rev. Dr. Richard Burden will preach. An organ recital immediately precedes the service at 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2018

Upcoming MANNA Opportunities

Second Annual Winter Walk to End Homelessness in Boston. On Sunday, 11 February, join our walkers or donate to support the All Saints team walking the two miles through the streets of Boston with our MANNA friends and supporters. “This is our chance to link arms with those who call Boston’s streets home. It is our chance to show them that this city cares about their lives and to affirm our commitment to do all it takes to ease their struggles.” Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Pine Street Inn, Y2Y, and others will benefit from all funds raised. Register to join our team, or donate here. Contact Ginny Adams at or find more information online.

MANNA Chicken Cooking on Saturday, 13 January. It is time to poach and shred chicken to help support our upcoming MANNA community meal.   Join us from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the kitchen for a worthy and fun time.  An apron and sharp knife from home would be useful but not required.  For more information contact Sharon Siwiec.

MANNA Community Lunch on Monday, 22 January. We will be assembling our meal before and after church on Sunday, 21 January.  We will join our MANNA guests at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston for our hearty lunch and worship service on Monday, 22 January. We also invite parishioners to contribute much-needed non-perishable food ingredients for the meal.   To learn what staffing is needed, you can sign up here or in the Cloister.   For more information, contact Ginny AdamsFran BancroftKathleen O’Connor, Sharon Siwiec, or Mary Urban-Keary.

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Posted on Dec 20, 2017

Christmas Eve Ministers

Early Service (3:30 pm)
Presider – The Rev. Anoma Abeyaratne
 Preacher – The Rev. Richard Burden
Organist – Christian Lane
The Schola of All Saints – Jessica Petrus Aird, Director
Vergers – Anne Marie Ellis, Bonnie Randall
Minister of Ceremonies – Sue Leclaire
Chalicers – Laurie Calvert, Jim Daniell, Tom Nutt-Powell
Thurifer – Johnny Parry
Crucifer –  Duncan Jurayj
Acolytes – Miles Burden, Brandon Lowe
Lectors –William Jurayj, Grace Neary
Intercessor – Sam Burfeind
Altar Guild – Laurie Calvert, Margaret Hogan, Elinor Horner, Rebecca Mathews, Bonnie Randall
Ushers and Greeters – Susan Cleaver, Dorothea Hass, Margaret Hogan, Corey Mathews, Ted Sturr
Vestry Counters – Harold Petersen, Yvonne Schlaeppi

Late Service (10:30 pm)

Presider and Preacher – The Rev. Richard Burden
Organist – Christian Lane
The Choir of All Saints
Minister of Cerelmonies – Jeff Thibault
Chalicers – Anne Marie Ellis, Harold Petersen
Lectors – Brad MacDonald, Barbara MacDonald
Intercessor – James Besançon
Altar Guild – Margaret Hogan, Elinor Horner, Rebecca Mathews, Candy Petersen, Doreen Vittori
Ushers – Bradley MacDonald, Chuck Mc Vinney
Vestry Counters – Charlie Rigg, Anne Sistler

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Posted on Dec 20, 2017

Sunday’s Ministers

Presiding and Preaching – The Rev. Dr. Richard Burden
Organist – Christian Lane
The Choir of All Saints
Minister of Ceremonies – Sue LeClaire
Chalicers – Jim Daniell, Henry Kettell
Healing Minister – Daniel John
Lectors – Henry Kettell, Marianne Evett
Intercessor – Dorothea Hass
Welcome Minister – Margaret Hogan
Ushers – Bradley MacDonald, Kendrew Caporal, Dorothea Hass, Jimmy LaCroix, Janelle Mills
Altar Guild – Susan Cleaver, Chad Landrum, Sue LeClaire, Bonnie Randall, Rebecca Sheppard
Vestry Counters – Wendy Wheeler, Yvonne Schlaeppi
Social Hour Hosts – Lynne and Richard Montross

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017

The Nave Altar

Liturgical Changes in Advent. Our High Altar emphasizes the transcendence and unreachability of God, the God who is “immortal, invisible, God only wise.” Whereas, our Nave Altar emphasize the immanence and presence of God, the God who is Emmanuel (“God with us”). Both transcendence and immanence are aspects of God, and both are worthy of our devotion and attention. Because we have both a High Altar and a Nave Altar, we can be intentional about which aspect to emphasize in a given season.


This Sunday, the annual cycle begins again with Advent, and our watching and waiting for God to return. Advent is a wilderness time. A time of preparation, prayer, and fasting. A time of prophesies and portents. A time to become reawakened to the God who sits in majesty—the transcendent, ineffable God—and to contemplate the mystery of how this transcendent God becomes the immanent—the incarnate—Emmanuel (“God with us”). Thus, beginning with Reign of Christ Sunday (29 November) and continuing through Advent the Nave Altar is removed, and this empty space becomes a symbolic desert for us; a sign of our own spiritual hunger, of our longing for God to come among us. The Liturgy of the Table is celebrated at the High Altar, emphasizing God’s transcendence, and our faithful waiting for this God to “come down” at Christmas.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Weekly Prayer List

Prayer list for the week of 11 January through 16 January

We have been asked to remember the following parishioners, friends, relatives, and acquaintances in our prayers.

We pray for these members of our community.
Laura, Pat, Audrey, Jimmy, Bonnie, Aldo, Marjorie, June, Lois, Bob, Ingeborg, George

We have been asked to remember the following in our prayers.
Malcolm, Carol, sarah, lanagan family, George, Mikie, Haley, Ginny, Pam, Phillip, Missy, Heather, Nancy, Sarah

Other communities and groups who share our building
Korean Evergreen Church, Boston Camera Club, Boston Cecilia, MetChorale, Cantata Singers, The Corner Co-Op, Chorus Boston, ten separate 12-step groups

Diocesan Cycle
Parishes of the Boston Harbor Deanery: Emmanuel Church, Boston; St. Augustine’s and St. Martin’s Church, Boston; Deans; Deanery Co-conveners; Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

The Ecumenical Cycle
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

All the baptized in their daily work who are in the arts including painters, sculptors, and designers.

If you would like someone added to the parish prayer list, please fill out a request form, fill out a prayer card and put it in the offering plate, or let the clergy or one of the Daughters of the King know.


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