Churches, Religion & Spirituality

Catedral Ortodoxa (Orthodox Cathedral)
Inaugurated in January 1954 for the 400th Anniversary of the City, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral is open between Monday and Friday from 09:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00. Closed on Sundays - Mass is at 10:30.
Scandinavian Church
Part of The Swedish Church Abroad. Services for Scandinavians and those with with Scandinavian related interests. Contact Reverend Olof. At Rua Job Lane 1.030, Jardim Petropolis, Santo Amaro, 04639-001.
Igreja Matriz de Sant´Anna
Built in the same square as Casa do Anhanguera in 1610. Altar with gold-plated leaf detail and terra-cotta sculputres. Largo da Matriz, Santana de Parnaiba. Daily 08:00-17:00. Free.
Associacao Batista de Incentivo e Apoio ao Homem (ABIAH)
ABIAH are a group of British Baptist missionaries who are working in some of the small shantytowns ("favelas") in Sao Paulo. Rua Capoeirana,10 Jd. Olinda Campo Limpo.
Cathedral da Se
Neo-Gothic church with beautiful towers and stained glass windows in the Praca da se, Centro. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 08:00-17:00, Sunday 08:30-18:00. Tours Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 09:30-16:30.
Our Lady of Help of Christians Parish (Catholic)
Parish started in 1945 by American priests. Sunday school, first communion, confirmation, baptisms and marriages. Rua Vigario Joao de Pontes, 537 Chacara Flora, 04748-000.
Congregacao Israelita Paulista (Liberal)
Contact: Rabbi Henry Sobel (English Spoken)
Saint Pauls Anglican Church
English service on Sundays at 10:00. Church activities include Bible study, prayer group, youth group, capoiera, music group and Sunday catechism. At Rua Comendador Elias Zarzur 1239, 04736-002 Sao Paulo.
Convento e Santuario Sao Francisco (Convent and Sanctuary of...
This impressive building is actually two churches, one run by Catholic clergy and the other by lay brothers. Well preserved Portuguese colonial building built in 1647. Open daily 07:30-20:00, entrance free. Largo Sao Francisco 133, Centro.
Mosteiro de Sao Bento (Sao Bento Monastery)
A Benedictine monastery, the monks sing a Gregorian chant here at daybreak. Monday to Wednesday and Friday 06:00-18:30; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 06:00-12:00 and 16:00-18:30; Gregorian chant: Monday to Friday 07:00.
Sampa Community Church
Sundays 10:55. A church for people who dont like church (and for people who do). We do life with God, life with each other and life in our city. The Alumni Building, Rua Brasiliense 65, Santo Amaro. Because nobody should do life alone.
Calvary International Church
Morning worship begins at 10:40 with regular attendees and visitors who gather to worship God through music, prayer, and Bible exposition. Sunday school starts at 09:30. Rua Barao do Triunfo 1670, Campo Belo.
Paulinas
Religious bookshop, music, dvds, cds, self help books, infants books, childrens books. Online shopping and also located next to Ana Rosa Metro in Sao Paulo.
The Fellowship Community Church
Located in the heart of Sao Paulo the church is rooted in the tradition of Reformation Theology. Sunday worship starts from 08:30.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Historic old church built in 1690 containing images of saints and sacred-art objects. Largo dos Jesuitas 67, Embu (27km West of Sao Paulo). Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00.
Metropolitan Cathedral
This beautifully restored Cathedral is a major landmark in Sao Paulo. Centrally located at Praca da Ce visitors are welcome every day from 07:00-19:00. Aim for the Metro Ce underground station.

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