Young adult congregations to celebrate All Hallows' Eve

crossing On Thursday, Oct. 31, young adults from four communities will gather at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul to celebrate an All Hallows' liturgy, followed by a dance party on the front steps of the church.

"All Hallows' is an incredibly rich spiritual tradition," said The Crossing's Isaac Everett. "In the communion of saints, we're connected with our past and our future, the saints who've made us who we are and the saints for whom we're still yearning."

Participants are being invited to "dress as your favorite saint: past, present or future," and can talk about their choice during the liturgy's litany of saints, simultaneously honoring Christianity's history and casting a prophetic vision for its future.

"We're throwing a dance party because All Hallows' is a feast; it's a celebration," said Everett, "and doing it on the front steps lets us engage our neighbors. It's party evangelism."

This event is the first in a series of collaborations between The Crossing, the Boston University Chaplaincy, St James's Church in Cambridge and the Harvard Chaplaincy in an effort to create a stronger community among young adults in the diocese.

"As young adults continue to play a greater role in their churches, events like these are a great way to bridge the various components that make up the life of a young Christian," said Isaac Martinez, who coordinates the young adult group at St. James's Church. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, in Boston. People of all ages and congregations are invited to attend.