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Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
The Church of the Advent cordially welcomes friends, neighbors, visitors, and those seeking a church home to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Musical prelude by the Advent Choir at 10:15; procession and solemn Mass at 11pm. Music includes Roland de Lassus: Missa super "O sculetur me"; Jan Pieterszoon Sweelnick: Hodie, Christus natus est; Francis Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium, op 152, no 1. The Mass will be sung in the Anglo-Catholic ("high church") tradition, with chanting of the Christmas Gospel and joyous pealing of the bells. The building is handicap-accessible.
More About Church of The Advent
The Church of the Advent was founded in 1844 by a handful of wealthy Beacon Hill families who wanted to establish a church where their servants could afford to worship. The church prides itself as being the first in Boston not to require its members to pay to rent out pews -- an average cost of $20,000 a year per family in today's dollars. In a $3 million-renovation in 2007 the church's exterior was scrubbed down for the first time in its history with immaculate results. Rev. Allan B. Warren III, a deacon and three assistant reverends lead masses and morning prayers at the church every day of the week. Sunday mass is celebrated three times at 8am, 9am and 11:15am. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mass is celebrated at 12:15pm; on Wednesdays at 6pm and on Saturdays at 9am.
Other events here
- Indoor Playgroup for Young Children Weekly on Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm