A Celebration of 300 Years
Hosted by the Old North Church Congregation and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
April 16, 2023, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
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Old North Church, together with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will commemorate Old North’s 300th anniversary with two celebratory services marking its founding in 1723 and role in American history.
Guest speaker and honoree:
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry,
Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
11 a.m. Festival Choral Eucharist,
with Bishop Curry preaching
All are invited to join the Old North congregation for this service, which will also be livestreamed. Coffee hour following.
All seats for the 11 a.m. service have been reserved. Sign up to be added to the wait list here.
6 p.m. Lantern Service,
with Bishop Curry as honored guest speaker
A stirring and inspirational evening of song and rededication, culminating in the lighting of Old North’s steeple lanterns as a witness to the city and nation in honor of the events of April 18, 1775, on the eve of the American Revolution. Join us as we celebrate 300 years and commit ourselves anew to shining beacons of light, justice and love. Reception following.
Purchase tickets for the 6 p.m. Lantern Service here.
Lantern Service proceeds to support the mission and ministry of the Old North congregation.
More about our guest speaker: The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry is Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. Widely regarded as one of the most dynamic preachers of our time, he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy, and marriage equality. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love.
For information on youth and young adult gatherings with Bishop Curry on Saturday, April 15, visit www.diomass.org/PB-2023-Youth-Young-Adults.