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Cathedral of St. John the Divine Offers Online Prayer and Entertainment

Apr 30 Through Jun 30 | Thu |

Due to the coronavirus, please call to ensure this event is still happening before you leave home.

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While the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is temporarily closed, its clergy and staff will continue to offer online prayer services, education opportunities, musical entertainment and historical lessons during this difficult time.

Worship Online

Contact a Priest

The Cathedral clergy have set up a pastoral care hotline that they will be monitoring while the Cathedral is closed. If anyone in the community would like to speak with a priest, please call 201-474-5644.

Streaming Services

Throughout the Diocese of New York, churches are livestreaming everything from Morning Prayer to Sunday services. The Cathedral is offering Morning and Evening streaming prayer services every day.

Cathedral Sermons

Congregants can also listen to sermons preached from the Cathedral's pulpit by their clergy and special guests over the past several years.

Support New Yorkers in Need

Cathedral Community Cares Soup Kitchen

During this time, the CCC Soup Kitchen remains open and serving bagged meals to those in need. As the number of people looking for assistance increases, so too do the costs of supplies to keep the staff, volunteers, and clients safe. The soup kitchen is asking for online donations.

Museum From Home

Experience the architecture and history of the Cathedral with the #MuseumFromHome virtual tours and streamed stories:

The Vertical Tour takes viewers the spiral staircase inside the Cathedral walls to view stained glass up close, the Cathedral from above, and, finally, a view of the city from the roof.

The virtual tour of the Great Rose Window, led by the Cathedral’s manager of visitor services, Mia Michaelson-Bartlett, will introduce viewers to some of the unique details in the fourth largest rose window in the world.

The tour of the Cathedral Close and Peace Foundation is a virtual walk through the Cathedral’s Close, which includes a spotlight on Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt’s Peace Fountain.

Viewers can. join the Cathedral’s Ruth Whaley for a virtual tour of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows as she explains how light plays an important role in the experience and structure of the building.

Listen to Music

Music From Home: Selections from the Cathedral Chior

While the Cathedral Choir is safely distancing, they continue to share music as a full choir, as small groups, and solo for our community to enjoy.

"Wayfaring Stranger" sung by Katie Geissinger

César Franck's "Hear my cry, O God" performed by Christina Kay, soprano, and Jie Yi, piano

Out of the Depths: Organ Music of J. S. Bach

Musical Archives: 2013 - 2019

Children’s Activities

Stained Glass Coloring Pages

Parents and kids can download pages from A Coloring Book of Stained Glass Windows from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. These coloring pages depict the scenes in the Cathedral’s incredible stained glass.

Archery Baseball Basketball Clipper Ship Construction Worker Ellis Island Fourth Day of Creation Locomotive Racing Car Rose Window St. George and the Dragon

Rendered by A.G. Smith From photographs by Gregory Thorp

How to Make Textured Rubbings at Home

A favorite activity for workshops at the Cathedral is for groups to make texture rubbings from surfaces inside the great building in the tradition of pilgrims across the world. In this video, viewers will learn to texture rubbings in your own home.

Reading of "Me and Momma and Big John" by Mara Rockliff, Read by Daniela Pamplona

Cathedral educator Daniela Pamplona reads "Me and Momma and Big John" by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by William Low

Reduce, Reuse, and Build – Children’s Architecture Workshop

This architecture workshop for children teaches kids to reduce, reuse, their very own Cathedral using the same principles that built the Cathedral’s structure.


ACT might be temporarily closed, but their dedicated teachers continue to lead ACT-ivities for young people and post a selection of videos on their social media.

Go Bananas with Ms. Phoebe and Charlotte Ms. Ann's Riddle Ms. Karen Makes a Car Ms. Ann Sings the Fish Song

Follow ACT on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date videos.

Learn about the Cathedral

The Green Cathedral

The Cathedral has long been known as the Green Cathedral, a staunch advocate for this fragile earth, our island home. Looking back on how far we've come and the battles left to fight helps us recommit ourselves to the cause every year.

Reflections From The Cathedral Community

In this series, members of the Cathedral community reflect on some of the most meaningful events or parts of the Cathedral.

Blueprint NYC

NYC Media takes an in depth look at the history of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Community members are welcome to watch the video to learn more.

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