Category archives: Cathedral News

  • It may not immediately occur to us that Jesus’ mention of the cross in the Gospels would have been anachronistic to his disciples. They had not yet endured their Lord being crucified. It should be no surprise to us, then, that when he does mention the “cross” or crucifixion they seem somewhat astoun... [read more]
  • From the Canon Someone once quipped to me, in a mostly tongue-in-cheek fashion, “Ordinary Time? It’s more like ‘bored-inary’ time.” I suppose it is a sentiment that requires little, if any, explanation. There is an unfortunate correspondence between Ordinary Time, the summer school recess, family... [read more]
  • As you know, Canon Daniel Gutierrez, until recently the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, has been elected as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Daniel has been a good friend of the Cathedral over the years; he has participated in our liturgical life and has shared... [read more]
  • Remembering is an important part of the human experience. We are able to reach into our past and remember times of joy with family and friends. There are memories of places that we’ve lived, and important conversations with important people in our lives. As we are taught the history of our state, co... [read more]
  • Liturgical observances on Sundays throughout the Church Year fall into four categories. There are those Sundays that are directly connected with a specific season, such as Lent or Advent. that emphasize a particular spiritual practice. Lent focuses on renewal and repentance; Advent leads us to a dee... [read more]
  • Living in two worlds requires careful balance. On the one hand, I have one foot planted firmly in the 21st Century, excited about the advances in technology that enable closer communications between people, easier travel, greater medical care, and a host of other ways in which the quality of our liv... [read more]
  • Invite a friend to church... First Sunday Breakfast Today at 10:00 a.m. Join friends in Kaseman Hall at for the First Sunday Breakfast, hosted by the Daughters of the King. It’s the perfect time to catch up with one another. First Sunday Children’s Worship Today. Following Children’s Ch... [read more]
  • For Dean's Forum this morning, Dean Goodman will share his experiences of the recent tour to India and his time spent with Grace and Moses and their family. Six members of the Cathedral were on the tour, which travelled in North India to see remarkable cultural and historic sites. This was the first... [read more]
  • This year marks forty years since my graduation from High School. Many of you will have passed greater milestones, and many of you have not yet exceeded the twenty-year anniversary of this rite of passage. Visiting my parents this week, and passing by my High School on several occasions, has caused ... [read more]
  • There is a difference between instrument and instrumental. For example, a covenant, arrived at through prayerful dialogue and deep reflection, can be an instrument of reconciliation. Two parties who had been estranged and at enmity can find peace between them and have communion restored in their rel... [read more]
  • It is a characteristic of modern life, so it is said, to have a very short attention span. Advertisers are said to take advantage of this fact (and encourage it, I would suggest) by creating ads that are thirty-second streams of rapid-fire images. One has to wait for the Super Bowl to see commercial... [read more]