The Crossing is an Episcopal worship and fellowship community meeting at the Cathedral of St. Paul in downtown Boston. A part of a movement sometimes called “Fresh Expressions” or the “Emergent Church” that seeks to experiment with new and old ways of “being church,” it models radical welcome and is dedicated to raising up leaders. The preaching, the prayers, and the planning of the worship are all done by groups of committed lay leaders. The underlying theology is that the wisdom lies not only with ordained leaders, but also with the community itself. The Crossing is itself a mission of the church, but is also committed to doing mission itself. This year its Mission Circle is participating in LDI training and committing itself to the work of the RaiseUp Massachusetts campaign. The Crossing has developed a Rule of Life and also provides opportunities for growth and fellowship through its small group ministries. Several members of St. James’s (ordained and lay) are involved in the Crossing in a variety of roles.
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Below you'll find a reflection on the Holy Family's flight into Egpy given by St. James's parishioner Jules Bertaut at The Crossing in January, 2017.