All Saints Episcopal Church in Chicago

Special Services

Holiday traditions at All Saints require special celebrations, sometimes joyful, sometimes solemn. Our local traditions also come out in our special services held at certain times of the year.

Advent and Lent Mid-Week Services

Advent and Lent are occasions for Taize or other sung prayer services on weekday evenings. While different, each service features reading, time for reflection, and song. These contemplative breaks in the week help those who attend find space and meaning in these unique seasons.

In Advent 2016, Evening Prayer will be held at the high altar on Thursdays, December 1, 8, and 15, from 6:00-6:30pm. After the service, all are invited to gather for dinner and conversation at a neighborhood restaurant like O'Shaughnessy's or Fin. At 7:30pm, an adult education class ("Politics and Prophets") begins in the Reading Room.


Pet Service

Every year in early October the furry and feathered are invited inside the church for a special blessing. A great service to observe or participate!


Day of the Dead Service

All Saints’ Day is celebrated with a jazz band and colorful streamers traditional Mexican decorations strung around the church.

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Christmas Pageant

The children are the stars of All Saints’ slightly non-traditional version of the Christmas story, known in some households as "The Donkey (and Jesus)." This pageant experience happens once a year in early December and allows our children to share with the congregation some of the joy they have in their relationship with God. Come see the 2016 Christmas Pageant on at the 9am and 11am services on Sunday, December 18.

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