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

Cathedral News

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June 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on

The Riverside Church is among the wonderful organizations who care deeply about their employees and their wellbeing and are continuing to compensate them throughout this time. Join us in supporting this commitment to our employees: [...]

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June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on

RT @IdeasDoneDaily: Some people pose for photos with the Bible. Other people put faith, hope, and love into action. I'm grateful we have protestors who do the latter. And Im embarrassed we have a president [...]

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JTS Appoints Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz as Chancellor

June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on JTS Appoints Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz as Chancellor

Dear Friends, I, along with the JTS Board of Trustees, am delighted to report that Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz has been selected as JTS’s eighth chancellor. She will succeed Chancellor Arnold Eisen, who will step down from [...]

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June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on

- Manhattan School of Music President Jim Gandre #BlackLivesMatter "Choose to take some action to show your solidarity. Take time to educate yourself on the history of systemic racism, check on your friends of color, and create [...]

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Racism Kills and We Must Root It Out of Our Systems

June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Racism Kills and We Must Root It Out of Our Systems

by Rev. Michael Livingston, Interim Senior Minister, The Riverside Church, NYC ARTICLE LINK Racism kills. Racism is not personal, it is systemic.  It is low wages and food stamps. High rents in dilapidated apartment buildings.  Poor [...]

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May 31st, 2020|Comments Off on

#BeStillAndGo: Be Still and Go to Sleep by Lynn Casteel Harper

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