The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Offers Online Prayer And Entertainment During COVID-19

March 27, 2020

While the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem is temporarily closed, its clergy and staff will continue offer services online.

Some of those services include offering 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 monitored 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 live streaming 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.

Listen to Music

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

The Cathedral holds many musical events throughout the year, and wanted to continue to provide the community with beautiful music during this time. Associate Director of Music, Raymond Nagem, played a recital in the empty Cathedral on March 15, 2020.


  • Fantasia in G Minor, BWV 542
  • Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669
  • Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670
  • Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671
  • Dies sind’ die heil’gen Zehn Gebot’, BWV 678
  • Dies sind’ die heil’gen Zehn Gebot’, BWV 679
  • Aus tiefer Not, BWV 686
  • Aus tiefer Not, BWV 687
  • Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542

Musical Archives: 2013 – 2019

From massed choirs to Christmas services to virtuoso organ performances, the Cathedral has uploaded its music archives, which contains the perfect soundtrack for any day.

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.

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

Learn about 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.

Copyright 2017 NYC Media, Executive Producer: Janet Choi, Senior Producer: Karen Johnson and Producer & Writer: Dave Evans

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Website

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