The Episcopal Cathedral of the Epiphany
Anglican Communion

The Union Church of Santo Domingo

Worship Times

Worship in English

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany and Union Church of Santo Domingo cooperate in providing services for English-speaking Christians in Santo Domingo. The English services are at 8:45 A.M. on Sunday morning.

The form of our worship alternates between liturgy based on the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and liturgy based on more generally Protestant traditions. Every other Sunday we celebrate the Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal way, and on the alternate Sundays our worship consists of praise, prayer and preaching without communion.

Scripture reading from the lectern at
Union Church worship

The procession leaves at the conclusion of an Episcopal service

On Episcopal Sundays hymns come mostly from The Hymnal 1982, the presently authorized hymnal of the Episcopal Church. On Union Church Sundays hymns come mostly from The Armed Forces Hymnal, an eclectic collection including songs from many different denominational traditions. We have one of the few pipe organs in the Dominican Republic, and it usually accompanies our singing. We are open to other styles of church music, and we welcome those with musical talent to contribute their gifts to our worship.  

Bible readings are based on the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year schedule of Sunday readings used by many denominations.

For other details concerning the liturgy, see the “First Time Visitors” page.

Worship in Spanish

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated in Spanish, according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, on Sundays at 10:45 A.M. and on Wednesdays at 6:30 P.M.

Music at the Spanish services is a mix of traditional hymns from the Episcopal Himnario Provisional and contemporary popular hymns from Cantemos con Alegría al Señor.

Other Services

At special times of the year, such as during Lent and around Christmas, there are also other services. See the “Calendar and Special Events” page.

The Bishop presides and diocesan clergy renew their vows
at the annual Maundy Thursday Eucharist