You belong here for Christmas.

Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate the start of the Holy Family — Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born to the Virgin Mary in a lowly manger.  At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, we know that there are many kinds of families, and that every family has its own story. One thing unites every human family: we are all loved by God and called into a relationship with God.

Whether you are new to town, new to church, or looking for a change, we invite you to come to St. Stephen’s this Christmas and experience the love of God this holiday season. See our list of events and services, below.

Sunday, December 23rd: The Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • 8:00 am – Spoken Holy Eucharist service
  • 10:15 am – Festive Choral Holy Eucharist service
  • 3:00pm – Winter Vespers Concert with Dr. Robert Lau
    Join us for a FREE Choral Concert. Renowned local composer and organist Dr. Robert Lau will lead the St. Stephen’s Christmas Choir and friends in a delightful program of Christmas favorites. No tickets required.

Monday, December 24th: Christmas Eve

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral offers three Christmas Eve services.

  • 5:00 pm – Children’s Pageant and Holy Eucharist – Join us for an informal candlelight service featuring our Children’s Christmas Pageant, joyful Christmas carols, and communion.
  • 8:00 pm – Festive Holy Eucharist with Choir and Carols
  • 10:00 pm – Festive Holy Eucharist with Choir and Carols
    Traditional Christmas eve services, with choir, Christmas carols, preaching and Holy Communion.

Tuesday, December 25th: Christmas Day

  • 10:15am – Contemplative Christmas Service – Amidst the bustle of Christmas, join us for a quiet and contemplative Christmas Day worship service.

Sunday, December 30th: The Sunday after Christmas

  • 8:00am – Spoken Holy Eucharist
  • 10:15am – A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols
    Join us for a special service featuring readings and carols in the spirit of Christmas.

Sunday, January 6th: The Feast of the Epiphany

  • 8:00am – Spoken Holy Eucharist
  • 10:15am – Choral Holy Eucharist
    On this special feast day of the Church, see the procession of the Three Kings as they follow the star.

For Families with Children

We want all families with children to know that your children are always welcome to join us for worship. For your convenience, we also have trained and certified nursery staff available onsite if your children need a break from the service. For more information about our programs for children and families, please click here.