By Lisa Kava
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, has announced a return to in-person services in time for Easter week, after two years of mostly remote worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent press release, all services will now be held in person.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The Cathedral has a preschool, an afterschool program, a summer program, and a soup kitchen, which serves approximately 50,000 meals each year.
While the Cathedral started holding in-person Sunday services in 2021, holiday services have all been remote since March 2020. “The most sacred days of the Christian calendar are the first major holidays to be celebrated communally since the start of the pandemic,” the press release said.
Upcoming in-person services at the Cathedral for Holy Week and Easter include:
April 10th – Palm Sunday at 10:30 AM.
April 12th – Holy Tuesday at 10:30 AM.
April 14th Maundy Thursday – at 7:30 PM.
April 15th Good Friday – at 9 AM and 12 PM. Veneration of the Cross on the Cathedral’s steps will take place from 1PM -3PM.
April 16th – Holy Saturday at 7:30 PM.
April 17th – Easter Sunday at 10:30 AM with an organ prelude at 10 AM. Easter Evensong will be held at 4:00 PM.
All participants must follow the Cathedral’s COVID-19 guidelines which can be found here https://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/covid/
The Holy Week and Easter services will also be livestreamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StJohnDivineNYC/