• July 22, 2019 - 4:32 PM Update on the Feast of St. Francis 2019

    By The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III - 4 Comments

    For over 125 years, our famously unfinished Cathedral has been a work in progress. Now is no different: currently we are undertaking the massive task of cleaning the entire Cathedral in the wake of a fire that occurred on April 14, Palm Sunday. Though the fire itself was small, the resulting smoke that filled the Cathedral left behind residue that, if left unattended, could create massive consequences for years to come. The work is necessary but is not easy. We’ve had to make tough decisions about closing off parts of the...

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  • June 24, 2019 - 11:56 AM Care Beyond Borders: Care Beyond Borders: Centering Women and Girls in Humanitarian Response Efforts

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    On June 12, 2019, as a part of the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, the Cathedral presented a conversation with International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region on the impact of climate disasters and political upheaval on the healthcare of women of reproductive age in Latin America, the Caribbean, Venezuela, and Colombia. Below is the audio and a transcript of the conversation. Moderated by Alexander Sanger,...

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  • May 29, 2019 - 3:56 PM Sunday Sermon: Sixth Sunday of Easter

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    The Rev. Deacon Gene Bourquin preached the following sermon on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Who doesn’t love a Sabbath healing? Having listened to today’s Gospel, you’re probably expecting a recitation on this theme. Those Pharisees were always going after Jesus for working on Saturday. But I think it’s okay now. I read that gospel a few times, checked with the Dean this morning, and you got permission to go out today and help heal someone. If you’d like to take care of somebody sick, or visit a friend who’s ill, or help a fellow citizen with a disability get down the steps of the subway, please do. I think the matter is settled.

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  • May 8, 2019 - 2:27 PM The Reverend Doctor William J. Barber, II Preaches

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    On Sunday, May 5, The Reverend Doctor William J. Barber, II preached at the Cathedral on the need for a moral Pentecost.

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  • February 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM David Briggs Premieres Bruckner's 7th

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    Editor's Note: On February 26, Artist in Residence David Briggs performed the world premiere of his transcription of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in E Major. These notes accompanied the performance. I’m very pleased to welcome you to this, the world premiere of my new transcription of Anton Bruckner’s monumental Seventh Symphony. It represents the culmination of a huge and wonderfully enjoyable project, spanning just over 6 months. In truth, this project started with a distinctly stressful interlude. Last September, after having finalized the program at St. John the Divine several months before and in an attempt to stay two steps ahead, I drove up to our storage unit in Yonkers to unearth the score of my Bruckner Seven transcription which I made...

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  • June 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM Immigrant Songs

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    Today, June 20th, is the United Nation’s World Refugee Day, held every year to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” Earlier this year, we were honored to premiere Immigrant Songs by Robert Sirota on a libretto by The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota, which celebrated immigrants Rafeal Guestavino, Marina Friedenberg Stern, and Ravi Ragbir. You can hear the full song here and read the lyrics here.

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  • June 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM AIDS Quilt Display

    By Kevin de l'Aigle - 0 Comments

    Last month, we revealed a display of three panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to coincide the with Congregation of St. Saviour’s support of the NYC AIDS Walk. While we initially expected the panels to be up for just a week, we are thrilled to announce they will be on display through November! Each of the three panel contains a name of a victim of the epidemic with a close connection to our Cathedral community. In the early 1980’s, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine was at the forefront of responding to the AIDS crisis when the disease first appeared in New York by providing support and sanctuary for those affected.

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  • February 7, 2018 - 1:50 PM The Feast of Absalom Jones

    By Rebecca Merrill - 0 Comments

    On Saturday, February 10, the Cathedral joins the rest of the Episcopal community in celebrating The Feast of Absalom Jones. At a special 10:30 am Saturday Eucharist organized by the Diocese of New York activist Ruby Nell Sales will preach. Following the service, we’ll hold a reception featuring lively music and refreshments.

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  • November 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM CCC Toy Drive!

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    Calling all Cathedral friends! Help Cathedral Community Cares collect new, unwrapped toys for their annual holiday toy drive! Toys can be dropped off at the CCC offices in the Town Building through Thursday, December 21st. Donations will also be collected at Sunday services on December 3rd and 10th. All donations are distributed to the families served by CCC.

  • November 7, 2017 - 1:43 PM Donations needed for Thanksgiving supper!

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    We need you to help make our annual Thanksgiving supper at the Cathedral Community Cares Sunday Soup Kitchen a success!

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  • October 23, 2017 - 4:29 PM Who Makes our Halloween Extravaganza?

    By Rebecca Merrill - 0 Comments

    We are less than a week away from one of our favorite festive events: the annual Halloween Extravaganza! In addition to showcasing our Great Organ, which will accompany this year’s screening of the silent film The Phantom of the Opera, the Halloween Extravaganza celebrates Cathedral Artist in Residence Ralph Lee and the puppets of his Mettawee River Theatre Company. Credit: Bernie Nunez

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  • August 15, 2017 - 12:37 PM Harlem/Havana Festival at the Cathedral

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    This past Saturday, the Cathedral was honored to kick off the 2nd Annual Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural festival with a concert featuring Cesar Lopez y Habana Ensemble and the Obini Bata dancers. The festival, which takes place during the month-long Harlem Week celebration, highlights the connection between the two cities and facilitates an arts, culinary, and education exchange. (Harlem artists, chefs, and educators will travel to Havana in February 2018.)

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  • June 27, 2017 - 11:47 AM The 12th Annual CCC Health Fair

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    This past Saturday, our social services arm, Cathedral Community Cares, hosted their 12th Annual Health Fair offering free health screenings, Zumba, Yoga, and much more. One of the biggest hits was the table from The Honeybee Conservancy, which takes care of the 15,000 honeybees that have lived on the Close since 2012. These residents help pollinate the lush grounds of the Cathedral and keep nature's natural cycles in place.

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