Worshipping God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit is in large measure the role of the Cathedral. The Cathedral of All Saints is the seat of the Episcopal Bishop of Albany. His Cathedra, or chair, is here, near the High Altar, and the cathedral exists to assist the Bishop’s ministry and to serve his Diocese, which comprises nineteen counties of upstate New York.
However, it is worship that provides the center of our lives. Begun in 1884, and opened for worship in 1888, this church has been a place of daily worship for over one hundred years.
Each Sunday there are several opportunities to join us for worship. At 7:30 a.m. we start with Morning Prayer. Morning Prayer is a service that contains prayers which have been prayed through the centuries and contains readings from Scripture.
At 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist is celebrated. This early morning service is a spoken service alternating between a Rite 1 and Rite 2 format. At 10 a.m. the Cathedral Eucharist is celebrated. This service includes congregational singing and on most Sundays The Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys singing during the academic year.
The late Canon DeMille described the Cathedral Eucharist as a beautiful combination of "elaborate ceremonial with adherence to the Prayer Book."
Adult and Children’s education takes place between the services at 9 a.m. Coffee and fellowship follows the 10 a.m. service in the West End of the Cathedral.
In addition to these regular services, a variety of events, such as Choral Evensong, take place routinely at the Cathedral.
In addition to our services, the Cathedral is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Consider stopping in to pray, light a candle or meditate.