Boston Common ministry with the homeless featured in new video

common cathedral Boston’s common cathedral doesn’t have walls or stained glass windows, but the vistas that it provides are unparalleled.

“Common cathedral is the name of the Ecclesia Ministries’ worshiping community, which is primarily a ministry among the homeless on Boston Common,” explained the Rev. Bob Honeychurch, Episcopal Church Officer for Congregational Vitality.  “It was founded in 1995 in response to the pressing need to provide services to the homeless in downtown Boston.”

Common cathedral, in the Diocese of Massachusetts, is the focus of the final of five videos in the series, "Transforming Churches, Changing the World" series produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication.  It is available for viewing here.

“We are the church outside,” the Rev. Kathy McAdams explains in the video. “We are here in solidarity with people who can’t or won’t come inside.”

The purpose of the "Transforming Churches, Changing the World" video project is to present identifying characteristics of healthy churches with a focus on ministry and outreach.

The series also includes videos of Christ Church, Philadelphia in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix in the Diocese of Arizona, St Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago and St. Jude Wantagh, N.Y., in the Diocese of Long Island.