The Cathedral Regathers

While the Cathedral's mission-driven work has been transformed due to the coronavirus pandemic, our committment to our community remains whether in person or online. Cathedral Community Cares continues to serve meals in new and innovative ways to keep up with health department guidelines; our musicians continue to create even if they cannot perform for live audiences; our educators continue to help deepen our understanding of the Cathedral's art and architecture; our teachers continue to check in with their students and provide activities to keep them interested and learning; our maintenance and security staff continues to keep the grounds open for all to explore and reflect. Your continued support enables us to keep our digital Cathedral active and humming with life.

We invite you to use the resources below as we adhere to our mission to serve the many diverse people of our Diocese, City, Nation and World through an array of pastoral, educational and community outreach activities.


Online Services, Pastoral Care, & Video Reflection

Online Services
The Cathedral is hosting Morning and Evening Prayer daily via Zoom and a live streamed Sunday service at 11 am. You can find a complete list of upcoming services, information on how to access them, and recordings of previous services on the calendar.

Pastoral Care
The Cathedral clergy have set up a pastoral care hotline that they will be monitoring while the Cathedral is closed. If you'd like to speak with a priest, please call 201-474-5644.

Video Reflections
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Bishops of New York are offering weekly video meditations on the lectionary readings.

Regathering in the Cathedral

COVID-19 Adjustments and Guidelines 

The Cathedral is now open limited hours, 7:30 am – 1 pm seven days a week, for personal prayer, reflection, meditation and Columbarium visits.

Health screenings will be administered upon entrance, and masks and physical distancing will be mandatory. Visitors’ cell phone numbers and email addresses will be collected for contact tracing and communication purposes.

Plan Your Visit >
A Message from the Dean on Regathering >
Cathedral Health Compact >

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COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s first priority is to address the urgent needs of the immediate community, especially those who have been hit hardest. To this end, we have created a Response and Recovery Fund to support vital programs including: Feeding a surge of people in need of nutritious food through our soup kitchen, enabling virtual learning for the diverse families served by our after-school and child care program, and responding to an increased need for pastoral care as this crisis takes an emotional toll on our community. As the needs of New Yorkers grow each day and as our resources at the Cathedral are greatly strained by the crisis, our ability to fully support our community is contingent on the success of the Response and Recovery Fund. If you are in a position to help, we ask you that you consider supporting this important effort.

Donate now >


Virtual Tours From the Cathedral

Cathedral educators are bringing the insightful tours we are known for into the digital world! From new takes on traditional favorites to deep dives into lesser known pieces, there's a wealth of opportunity to explore the Cathedral virtually.

Browse the tours >

Music From Home

Selections from the Cathedral's Music Department

Virtual Choir and Solo Performances
While the Cathedral Choir and musicians are safely distancing, they continue to share music as a full virtual choir and through small group and solo performances.

Tuesdays at 6
The music staff of the Cathedral brings extraordinary live music to your home every Tuesday at 6 pm.

Virtual Children's Activities

Online Workshops, Art Activities, and More!

Cathedral educators and volunteers have adapted some of our favorite in-person workshops and created brand new online activities for children of all ages to learn and have fun at the same time!

View the Activities >

Cathedral Virtual Backgrounds

For Your Online Meetings

We're now 6 weeks into conducting most of our business from home at the Cathedral, and the novelty of our online meetings has worn off. Thinking this might be happening for many in our community, too, we thought now would be a perfect time to offer some Cathedral virtual backgrounds to use for all your meeting needs!

View and download the photos >

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