I enjoyed writing this piece, and I’ve returned to this blessedly short, and moving service several times.
“The homeless do have something in common with suburban worshippers — they love the post-service coffee hour. When the Rev. Jed Mannis starts pouring from Dunkin’s Box O’ Joe and hands out free doughnuts around 9:40 a.m., the house is full, meaning that the complement of roughly a dozen regulars has assembled. Mannis and his colleague, the Rev. Tom Hathaway, perform a second service on the Cambridge Common at 1 p.m., and spend most of Sunday wandering around the city, handing out sandwiches and clean socks.”