Category archives: Cathedral News

  • As was evident last Sunday with the Bishop’s visit, Chorister promotions, Sunday School teacher recognition, and the concert (I don’t think I left anything out); the program year is coming to a close. We are about to enter the slightly slower rhythm of the season after Pentecost to make way for plan... [read more]
  • From the Deacon's Desk This is a day filled with joy!  This Sunday, we are fortunate to have Bishop Vono with us for Confirmations, Receptions and Reaffirmations. The Prayer Book says: “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready ... [read more]
  • From the Canon’s Corner Today, we are recognizing graduates during our services: those who are graduating from College, High School, and even distance learning programs, like our Education for Ministry program here at the Cathedral.  We recognize them in our larger community because these are mom... [read more]
  • From the Deacon’s Desk   Since Dean Goodman is now on sabbatical, it is left to Canon Drinkwater and me to write this weekly missive. So for the next four months you will hear from us alternately and hopefully, we will do our best to keep you as engaged as the Dean would. A formidable tas... [read more]
  • As you read this on Sunday morning, Dawn and I will be in Chicago, attending the annual meeting of the Conference of North American Deans and Spouses. While we haven’t been to one of these conferences in the last three years, we attended most of the others since being in Albuquerque. A different cat... [read more]
  • Today is the Second Sunday of Easter. We all know that Easter is not just a day; it’s a season, called Eastertide. Eastertide lasts fifty days, known traditionally as the Great Fifty Days. Many liturgical scholars think that this fifty day interval, from the Feast of the Resurrection to the Feast of... [read more]
  • All of our Holy Week and Easter services provide a perfect opportunity to introduce a friend to the beauty of the Cathedral and to Episcopal liturgy at its best. From Palm Sunday through Easter Day, we hear and experience the Story of Jesus’ last days on earth. Palm Sunday (April 9) is the beginn... [read more]
  • At first glance, one may think that the method of choosing a king of Israel that is outlined for us in the Old Testament reading today is archaic and counter-intuitive. After all, a king should be the strongest and most intelligent, thus insuring the safety of people and realm from attack and intrig... [read more]
  • The following is taken from Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey through Lent, by Albert Holtz (Morehouse, 2015), the Lenten study book the Cathedral is reading this year. Discussion groups meet each Wednesday, beginning at 6:00, at various Flying Star Café locations around town. The list of location... [read more]
  • The Lent study book that I have recommended this year is Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey through Lent, by Albert Holtz (Morehouse, 2015). Our first discussion group met last Wednesday, and we had an excellent discussion about the first week’s readings and some of the directions in which they led... [read more]
  • The Fifth Commandment, as written in Exodus, chapter 20, reads: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work…for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, ... [read more]