Preparing for Lent

Lent’s not just about giving stuff up! It’s an opportunity to exercise our prayer muscles. Amy Hamilton has enlisted expert speakers for this year’s Lenten Series on  Monday evenings, “Teach Us To Pray”. Come to Cathedral Place for a robust soup at 6:30 and this Lenten Course at 7. (Please sign...

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Stoking Your Fire

Are you spending more time at home in this bitter cold weather?  Why not use your prayer time to connect with your world and your community? As a refresher or an introduction to go deeper, here’s a lovely short “how-to” on personal intercessory prayer by the well-known teacher Anthony de Mello....

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The Longest Night

As the world stands witness to so many awful situations, in the face of famines, enormous fires, refugee crises, and small and larger injustices far and, yes, near… this season of waiting acquires new depth. The Cathedral is preparing for celebratory offerings of music (Messaien’s l’Enfance du Christ at 4:30 pm on...

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What Are We Waiting For ?

Advent in some parts of Christianity is still a “little Lent.”  Time to pray more and even fast a little. In others, there are calendars with daily doses of chocolate. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a dark time and it gets darker as you go along. A contrast,...

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Little Children

Children aren’t always quiet in church. Yet little children are the only group Jesus specifically told his followers to welcome! More helpers are needed in the nursery Sundays… you are welcome to offer one Sunday each month or every other month…and you do not need to teach special lessons to...

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Giving Thanks

Real gratitude is a spiritual practice. It is impossible to be alone or simply “the boss” when we allow ourselves to be filled with the spirit of thanksgiving. To be grateful for material and spiritual blessings is a start. In a month of weeks full of bad news, this is...

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Ramadan Mubarak !

Our Muslim sisters and brothers are halfway through their Ramadan observance now. This movable feast doesn’t always fall during summertime, but fasting from before sunrise to after sunset is obviously most difficult this time of year in our latitude because the nights are so short. As a spiritual practice this...

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