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On this day in 2000, “In the beginning” was penned to start the creation of The St. John’s Bible call 314-373-8205 to learn how to experience the Bible and it’s illuminations today

O holy Child of Bethlehem! Descend to us we pray; Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come with us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!

A blessed, peaceful, and Merry Christmas from the Cathedral Basilica.
There's still time to join us for Mass today: 10:00am & 12:00 Noon

Cathedral Staff Photographers

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We look forward to welcoming you at the Cathedral as Advent transitions into the Christmas season. Our schedule:

Thank you to Mike Rosenthal for the snow pictures from this morning. Absolutely beautiful!
The picture from Christmas past is a postcard circa 1960-1965. Notice the old organ boxes as well as the throne & canopy over the cathedra (Bishop's Chair)! Credits:
Snow pictures: Mike Rosenthal
Cathedral postcard: unknown
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Our thanks to @hec_tv for capturing Lessons and Carols this past Sunday. If you missed it, check it out on KTVI Channel 2 on #Christmas Day! #catholicstl #stl

The screens are set! Please join us for Lessons & Carols as we set in permanence our Heritage Edition set of the @saintjohnsbible at the Cathedral on Sunday, December 17 at 2:30pm.
Our thanks to St. Louis Audio Visual Inc. & Conference Technologies, Inc. for their work on the screens. Images of the Saint John's Bible illuminations will be shown on the screens during Lessons & Carols. Pictures do not do it justice-you need to see it in person!
Our thanks also to the Archdiocesan Adult & Children's Choirs, readers, and volunteers who have been hard at work preparing for this special day.
If you are unable to join us in person, the event will be live-streamed at @hec_tv will record Lessons & Carols and air it along with a special local documentary of the history and pioneering moments of the Catholic education system in St. Louis on Christmas Day from 3:00-5:00pm on @fox2now
This event is brought to you by @catholicstl, @cathedralstlmo, & Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
Images by Cathedral Staff Photographer.
Illuminations from The Saint John's Bible-“Baptism of Jesus,” “Creation,” & “Birth of Christ.” #catholicstl #Advent #Christmas #STL

You've heard us talking about The Saint John's Bible this year. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to view it, great news! We're pleased to announce acquisition of a Heritage Edition of the @saintjohnsbible ! The first hand-illuminated Bible to be created since the invention of the printing press, the Bible will be permanently placed here @cathedralstlmo
Our Heritage Edition will be officially welcomed at our Lessons & Carols service on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will preside over an afternoon of readings and music with the Archdiocesan Choirs, along with permanent placement of the Saint John’s Bible. Images from the Saint John's Bible will be projected during the event and the seven volumes can be viewed following the service. Event is free and open to the public.
Additionally, @hec_tv will record the December 17 event and will air it Christmas Day, December 25, on KTVI from 3:00-5:00pm. It will also be available on their website, the evening of December 25.
Photo credit: "Birth of Christ," Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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The Clergy & Staff of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis wish you a blessed, peaceful, and happy Thanksgiving. May the gratitude we have today stay with us through the year ahead, as well.
Thanksgiving readings:

For what are you thankful?
Photo credits: Mary Blanner & @caseynolen
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How is next week Thanksgiving?! In any case, bring your family, friends, and please join us at the Cathedral for Mass, a tour, and/or a place to pray! No appt. or rsvp needed to join a tour- docents will be on hand ready to greet you. Our Blessed Sacrament Chapel is reserved for quiet prayer/reflection.

Don’t forget to check out The Saint John's Bible while you are here-a Bible for our time! Viewings of the Bible occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will also be a viewing Saturday, November 25-times below!
Friday, November 17
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gift Shop open: 10am-4pm

Saturday, November 18
Daily Mass: 8am
Tours: Noon only (Funeral at 10:30am & there is a wedding at 1:30pm)
Gift Shop open: 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 19
Sunday Mass: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 5pm
One tour following Noon Mass around 1:15pm
Gift Shop open: 10am-4pm
Monday, November 20
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gift Shop open: 10am-4pm

Tuesday, November 21
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gift Shop open: 10am-4pm
Saint John’s Bible viewings: 9:30-11:45am & 1-3pm
Wednesday, November 22
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10:00am, 11:00am
Gift Shop open: 10am-1pm
Vienna Boys Choir Holiday concert 8pm Tickets-St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

Thursday, November 23
The Cathedral will be open for 9:00am Thanksgiving Mass

Friday, November 24
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gift Shop open 10am-4pm

Saturday, November 25
Daily Mass: 8am
Tours: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gift Shop open 10am-4pm
Saint John’s Bible viewings: 10am-Noon & 1-4pm
Vigil Mass: 5:00pm

Sunday, November 26
Sunday Masses: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 5pm
One tour following the Noon Mass around 1:15pm
Gift Shop open 10am-4pm

Monday, November 27
Daily Mass: 7am, 8am, 12:05pm
Tours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Gift Shop open 10am-4pm

Photo credits: M.L. Olsen for Cathedral Basilica & Donald Jackson “Creation” Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, USA. Used by permission, all rights reserved.
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November 2: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Today we pray for the repose of the souls.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The annual Priests Purgatorial Mass was held today.
Additionally, a Book of Remembrance is in our All Souls Chapel through the month of November. You are welcome to inscribe names of loved ones in the book to be remembered.
Also-a look at our All Souls Chapel today and from a much earlier time.
Photos: Cathedral Staff Photographer
Vintage All Souls Photo credit: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Archives/Ravenna Mosaic Company

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Happy #Halloween! All Hallows Eve precedes All Saints Day, tomorrow, November 1. All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation! 11/1 Masses: 7:00am, 8:00am, 12:05pm, 5:30pm.
Pictured here are views of our All Saints Chapel & its corresponding ambulatory. Stop by the chapel and take a look at the Gospel and Acts volume of the Saint John's Bible, too! Docents for the Saint John's Bible will resume on November 2 from 9:30-11:45am and 1:00-3:00pm. No rsvp needed to view the Bible.
And, for good measure, an oldie but goodie from our Cathedral Archives, circa late 1920s-early 1930s. Check out the cars, too!
Photo credits:
All Saints Chapel: Jimmy Bernhard of @ksdknews
Vintage Cathedral photo: Cathedral Basilica Archives
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#Fall is officially here. #catholicstl #STL #stlwx

103 years ago today, October 18, 1914, on the Feast of St. Luke, the initial Mass of the Cathedral was celebrated. It was also the sixth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone. The initial Mass was celebrated by Bishop John J. Hennessy, former pastor of Saint John's Pro-Cathedral in St. Louis. Bishop Hennessy had become the first bishop of Wichita in 1889.
This great historical picture was shared by SLU Archives earlier this week and is circa 1909-1910. (This is the east side of the Cathedral, facing Newstead Avenue)
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Photo credits:
Historical pic-SLU Archives
Current day-Doug Weber

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