Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Seat of its Bishop, is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership. It serves the many diverse people of our Diocese, City, Nation and World through an array of liturgical, cultural and civic events; pastoral, educational and community outreach activities; and maintains the preservation of the great architectural and historic site that is its legacy.

People from many faiths and communities worship together in services held more than 30 times a week; the soup kitchen serves roughly 25,000 meals annually; social service outreach has an increasingly varied roster of programs; the distinguished Cathedral School prepares young students to be future leaders; Adults and Children in Trust, the renowned preschool, afterschool and summer program, offers diverse educational and nurturing experiences; the outstanding Textile Conservation Lab preserves world treasures; concerts, exhibitions, performances and civic gatherings allow conversation, celebration, reflection and remembrance—such is the joyfully busy life of this beloved and venerated Cathedral.


1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 316-7540

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The Spirit of the Greek Games statue, also known as the the “Torch Bearer,” is a familiar sight on campus, but where exactly did it come from? In 1903, Barnard established the Greek Games, an [...]

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Barnard students are known for speaking their minds and standing up for what they believe in. In 1960, the word got out that the Barnard administration was about to issue a statement supporting @columbia University's [...]

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One of the biggest benefits of going to Barnard? You get New York City as your campus! All of the academic, social, and professional benefits extend beyond the gates, with countless opportunities for learning, development, [...]

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Introducing “A Day in the (Remote) Life of...,” where we follow Barnard staff members throughout the day to see what they're up to. First up: Admissions counselor Lili Brown ’18. In her role in the [...]

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Never tired of this view☀️

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Happy #NationalInternDay! Through @BeyondBarnard, our students have the opportunity to participate in countless internships that help them develop valuable connections, hone essential skills, and propel them forward in their professional life. By graduation, three-quarters of [...]

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