The Cathedral That Meets at Your House
While the Cathedral is temporarily closed, our work transforms and continues. 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.
The status of the Cathedral and its programs can be found here.
Holy WeekApril 5 – April 12
The arrival of Holy Week reminds us of our yearly traditions and the comfort they bring. Yet this year has required us all to make changes to our cherished traditions. While we cannot gather together in person in the ways we always do, we can still join together in spirit as we observe this sacred season. The remembrance of the original story of Easter is also a comfort in these times, somber as they are: the story of the Passion, expressed in many ways and through many different Cathedral services, recognizes the sadness of death, the fear of the unknown, and eventually the joy of a new reality.
We hope you'll join us in the new ways we'll come together in the next week—through livestreamed services and online prayer—and find in them connection, resolve, and maybe even a little hope.
Streaming ServicesFrom the Cathedral
The Cathedral will be streaming select services online. You can watch via the links below.
Lenten MeditationsFrom the Bishops of New York
The Bishops of New York are offering meditations on Lent and Holy Week.
Contact a Priest201-474-5644
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.
Messages from the Dean
The Cathedral Steps UpMarch 24, 2020
"The history of the Cathedral is interwoven with the need for emerging institutions to step up and serve the people of this city...And the Church will continue to step up. One day, this crisis will pass, as all crises do. Even during these fragmented days, work continues on new initiatives and plans for the people we are called to serve. Our focus now is on fulfilling the most pressing needs of our community, be that feeding the hungry, caring for and educating the young, and caring for the elderly and sick."
How do we sing the Lord’s song in a strange landMarch 17, 2020
"We are not the first, nor will we be the last to have this sad experience. And like our forebears, we will persevere until this night passes. And it will."
Cathedral Community CaresSoup Kitchen
During this time, the CCC Soup Kitchen remains open and serving bagged meals to those in need. As the number of people looking for assitance increases, so too do the costs of supplies to keep the staff, volunteers, and clients safe.
Holy Week PilgrimageEpisodes 1 - 5
The Cathedral has been called the word in stone and in this Holy Week series, we are brought on a pilgrimage in hopes of discerning meaning of the story of the life and Passion of Christ in the stone and glass and bronze of the Cathedral, as well as in our liturgical practices.
The Great Rose WindowA Virtual Tour
The Cathedral's Great Rose Window is one of our most iconic elements, even inspiring our logo, but from the ground it's easy to miss all of the details that make this window truly unique. Mia Michelson-Bartlett, manager of visitor services, walks us through some of the more interesting parts of the fourth largest rose window in the world.
The Cathedral Close & Peace FountainA Virtual Tour
To celebrate #NationalTakeAWalkInTheParkDay on March 30, we created a virtual walk through the Cathedral's Close with a spotlight on Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt's Peace Fountain.
Cathedral Stained GlassA Virtual Tour
Stained glass is a playground for the sun, and if you've ever visited the Cathedral on a winter afternoon, you know that the combination of sun and glass means apparent rainbows about. The Cathedral's Ruth Whaley explains how light plays an important role in the experience and structure of our building.
Out of the Depths: Organ Music of J. S. BachMarch 15, 2020
Associate Director of Music, Raymond Nagem, played a recital in the empty Cathedral on March 15, 2020.
Fantasia in G Minor, BWV 542
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671
Dies sind' die heil'gen Zehn Gebot', BWV 678
Dies sind' die heil'gen Zehn Gebot', BWV 679
Aus tiefer Not, BWV 686
Aus tiefer Not, BWV 687
Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Music from the Sunday ServiceMarch 29, 2020
On March 29, 2020, Director of Music Kent Tritle provided an opening and closing voluntary for the livestreamed service.
From the Archives2013 - 2019
From massed choirs to Christmas services to virtuoso organ performances, the music archives contains the perfect soundtrack to your day.
Learn about the Cathedral
Cathedral From HomeStaff Spotlight
In this video series, we catch up with Cathedral staff to learn how their lives and jobs have changed since the Cathedral has temporarily closed.
Getting Through ThisA Memo from Human Resources
Earlier this week, Director of Human Resources John Tiebout sent a thoughtful memo on how to deal with some of the lesser talked about yet more difficult moments of the situation we find ourselves in.
Blueprint NYCCathedral of St. John the Divine
NYC Media takes an in depth look at the history of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Copyright 2017 NYC Media
Executive Producer: Janet Choi
Senior Producer: Karen Johnson
Producer & Writer: Dave Evans
Eggstravaganza!Natural Egg Dying
Eggstravaganza, a children's egg decorating workshop, is one of our favorite events of the year so Cathedral educator Ashley Frenkel wanted to teach us how we can decorate eggs with household items.
Stained Glass Coloring PagesFrom "A Coloring Book of Stained Glass Windows"
Download pages from A Coloring Book of Stained Glass Windows from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
Rendered by A.G. Smith
From photographs by Gregory Thorp
ACT-IVITIESFrom ACT at the Cathedral
ACT might be temporarily closed, but their dedicated teachers continue to lead ACT-ivities for young people and post a selection of videos on their social media.
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