Easter Sunday & Blessing of the Athletes

Easter Sunday & Blessing of the Athletes Services will be held on April 17th at 9am, 11am and 1pm

On April 17th, we celebrate both Easter Sunday and the Boston Marathon. Join us for one of our three exuberant services: 9am, 11am and 1pm. The triumph of the Christian story of resurrection informs a service of worship that is characterized by thunderous celebration. Trumpet and organ, voice and timpani combine to bring us to the empty tomb, to peer inside, to see it is empty, to give God wild thanksgiving for the hope of everlasting life. 

Simultaneously, as the “Church of the Finish Line,” we salute one of the oldest and greatest races in the world. Each year hundreds of marathoners join us for worship, where we pause to acknowledge the runners, their families, and volunteers, and ask God to bless them, to keep them safe from injury and harm, to give them perseverance, to instill in them a respect for each other, and to pray, in the words of the prophet Isaiah, that they may run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. On Marathon Monday (Patriot's Day), we ring our Great Tower Bell as the winners of the four elite competitions cross the finish line.