Category archives: Cathedral News

  • Service as a Spiritual Discipline "I am among you as one who serves."  Luke 22:27 Typically, when we speak of a 'spiritual discipline' we imagine a consistent practice of some form of prayer and study such as saying the daily offices, reading the Bible, meditation or fasting during Lent, for e... [read more]
  • Last week, Deacon Chuck referenced something that I have been reflecting upon all week: the notion that Jesus in his earthly ministry shook things up as a way of manifesting his love for us. It was often in seminary that we questioned this commonly held belief of Jesus as a “nice guy”. That is not t... [read more]
  • Collect for the Third Sunday After Pentecost O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the H... [read more]
  • 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]