Category archives: Cathedral News

  • When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”   Matthew 9:3... [read more]
  • I think one of the things that gets underplayed slightly in the way we tell our story nowadays is just how much Jesus goes out of his way to comfort his disciples in the face of what I am sure seems like an overwhelming mission. Jesus spends three chapters in John before the Passover meal with his d... [read more]
  • Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit." (John 20:21-22) Pentecost is all about the Holy Spirit... and about mission... and about stewardship... and... Pentec... [read more]
  • 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]