Stile Antico 
is performing at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Indianapolis) on Thursday, March 2, at 
7 pm. 
To learn more about Stile Antico, to purchase tickets, or for information on other upcoming events, please go here
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With Gratitude

Dear Friends in Christ,
When Dean Greenwell came to Cincinnati, she asked if I would serve as the deacon at Christ Church Cathedral, and for the last several years it has been my privilege to be with you at least twice a month. Every parish I have served in the past 27 years of diaconal ministry has been an
incredible learning experience, and the Cathedral is no exception. I have both observed and participated in the ministries of Christmas on the River, Interfaith Hospitality Network, the Plumb Line, foot care for homeless folks, and the Native American Council. 

Upcoming Events
Learning the Art of Forgiveness
January 28

Are you finding it difficult to "let go?" Are forgiveness and reconciliation the same thing? Is it actually necessary to forgive? These questions are part and parcel of our existence as human beings living in a world saturated by resentment and anger. This one day retreat led by eminent priest and psychologist Dr. Rob Voyle will explore various dimensions of
forgiveness with a bent towards a deep practical application of living a "whole life." 

This offering from 9 am - 3:30 pm, on January 28 , is for members of the congregation and Christians of any/ all denominations who would like to learn how to forgive. The Cathedral Center for Spirituality is hosting this seminar. A contribution of $5 is encouraged, and scholarships are available. A simple lunch, refreshments, and retreat material will be provided. Please sign  up by Friday,  January 20 , at the front desk or by emailing Crystal Jones.
Adult Forum on Hymnody
January 29

Join Dr. Stephan Casurella, Music Director for Christ Church Cathedral, as he presents on the topic of Hymnody . We will discuss hymns, how they began, how they have changed over the centuries, as well as the spirituality behind the more prominent hymns. This presentation will take place immediately following the 10:00 am service, and will be held in the Forum Room. Come learn more about the music you enjoy at the cathedral! Questions? Email Paula Rose.
Rookwood Tile: 
Last Weekend to Pre-Order

The world famous Rookwood Pottery has accepted a commission to produce an exclusive tile commemorating the Bicentennial anniversary of Christ Church Cathedral.  The tile will be 6 inches square and will feature a dimensional exterior scene of the cathedral. 
Only little more than a week remains for you to get this exclusive Rookwood piece or $75 (if pre ordered before January 31, 2017). It will be available for $90 thereafter.  All proceeds will directly benefit Cincinnati Scholar House.  You can find more information and a preorder form online here.  
*Image above is current rendering and has not been finalized
Important Worship Information
February 6

Beginning the week of February 6 , services in St. Paul's Chapel will be moved temporarily to accommodate lighting improvements being made. Please note that the Sunday 8:00 am services will be moved to the Cathedral Nave, and mid-week services will take place in Ascension Chapel. This work is expected to take only a few weeks. An announcement will follow when services return to St. Paul's. Questions? Email Canon Zacharia.
Lunch Issues: Community Forum

February 2

On the Road to Police Reform
at the University of Cincinnati 

After the shooting death of Samuel
Dubose in 2015, the University of Cincinnati came under fire for operating a police department that seemed to lack proper professional training. Since that tragic event, the university has voluntarily launched a planning process to reform the training and practices of its police department. 

At the next Community Issues forum, S. Gregory Baker, Director of Police Community Relations for U.C., and Robin Engel, Vice President for Safety and Reform at U.C. will provide an update of the planning process that will dramatically change how the University's Police Department does its job. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:10 pm on Thursday, February 2 . Come join us for this forum, and do bring a friend.
Annual Meeting Information
February 12

The annual congregational meeting of Christ Church Cathedral will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, beginning at 11:30 am. During the meeting, officers and representatives will be elected. 
To see the slate of candidates as proposed by the cathedral's nominating committee, click here. Biographical statements by each candidate can be found on the website here. You may check the bulletin board in the undercroft following Sunday services on January 29 and February 5 to review candidate bios as well. 

The Annual Meeting is an important aspect of church life at the cathedral. This yearly event is an opportunity to hear about the vision and exciting plans for the coming year, as well as reports on what we've accomplished over the last 12 months. This meeting is open to all, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Brunch will be served. 
CSO Chamber Players

February 3

Get up close and musical with the CSO Chamber Players at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, February 3 , at
7:30 pm! Feel every note, sense every breath, and connect with the music and musicians - each one a member of our esteemed Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  Preceding the concert, there will be a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Gallery South, the cathedral's exhibit hall. Program and ticket information is here.
Foyer Group Announcement
February 5 & 19
The Foyer Group is pleased to welcome back Joan Gregorich. Joan has previously helmed the group and is happy to return to her role. She will have a table set in the undercroft during fellowship hour for people to sign up for Foyer Groups after the 10:00 am Sunday services on both F ebruary 5 and February 19 . Look for more information on Foyer Groups on the cathedral website, or if you have questions, you may email Joan. 
Celtic Spirituality Forum 

February 5

Bishop John Pritchard, retired from the Church of England, Diocese of Oxford, in October 2014. Bishop Pritchard has written a number of books such as Practical Theology in Action and Beginning Again. Bishop Pritchard will present a program on Celtic Spirituality and discuss, "What did the Celts Ever Do For Us?" The program will be presented to on Sunday, February 5 , immediately following the 10:00 am service in the Forum Room. Questions? Email Paula Rose.
Choral Evensong
February 5

On Sunday, February 5 , at 6:00 pm, the Choral Evensong service will feature Collegium Cincinnati. Music to include: Canticles: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, SWV 426 - Heinrich Schütz Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener, SWV 432 - Heinrich Schütz Cantata: Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86 - Johann Sebastian Bach. This lovely evening offering is the perfect way to begin your week. Won't you join us? 
Library News

Don't forget the cathedral has  a wonderful library available  that does an incredible job of keeping pace with the most recent books on the best seller lists. Check out this month's offerings!


Money and Possessions 
(Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church) by Walter Brueggemann

And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II
by Jacques Lusseyran*

Against the Pollution of the I: On Gifts of Blindness, the Power of Poetry, and the Urgency of Awareness
by Jacques Lusseyran*
*The popular bestseller All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was inspired by Lusseyran's life and memoir written in 1963. Lusseyran's writings are receiving renewed attention.


by Alice Hoffman

The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue Swing Time by Zadie Smith 
Absalom Jones Offering

February 11

On Saturday, February 11 , Christ Church Cathedral is proud to host A Symposium on Righteousness and Justice: Renewing our Commitment to The Ministry of Social Justice and Reconciliation. This one day event in partnership with the African Methodist Church (AME), honoring the ministry of Absalom Jones, includes workshops throughout the day, including a keynote by State Rep. Ray Miller, followed by a Festal Eucharist. All are invited to this free  Diocesan event from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, but tickets are required. Tickets available here
Collegium Cincinnati Performance

February 18

Join us as Collegium Cincinnati performs on Saturday, February 18 , at 4:00 pm. Enjoy one of the greatest musical genres-the cantata-in this performance of five of Bach's masterpieces. Featuring the choirs of Christ Church Cathedral, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and Collegium Cincinnati, the performance will explore the unique and rich musical history of each remarkable work. Ticket information is available here.
Shrove Sunday Jazz Mass

February 19

Join us for a festive Jazz Eucharist at the 10:00 am service on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany - a final party before we begin our Lenten discipline! The Cathedral Choir will be joined by local jazz musicians to perform Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass and Duke Ellington's Come Sunday . Join us for a pancake brunch in the undercroft following the service. 
Come Sunday
Come Sunday

Catacoustic Presents 
The Baroque Cello

February 19

Join us as Catacoustic performs at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, February 19, at 3 pm.  Internationally renowed Jaap ter Linden is perhaps the greatest Baroque cellist of our time. He will treat the audience to a virtuoso sampling of music for this soulful instrument, accompanied by harpsichord, theory, and bass viola de gamba. Ticket information: catacoustic. com/tickets. For more information, visit our website or call 513-621-1817.
Trinity Institute in March

March 23 & 24

We are proud to partner with Trinity Wall Street again to bring the annual Trinity Institute conference offering to our cathedral members and friends. This years offering will be focused on water justice. You are invited to the water justice movement! We will look to develop a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift, gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between water justice and climate change, and learn what we can do about water issues of access,
pollution, drought, and rising tides. Please join us for this annual conference to be held at the cathedral on
March 23 and 24 . Questions about Trinity Institute? Reach out to Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia. Interested in registering for this event? Email Kathy Noe.
Submissions Deadline

The deadline for content submissions for your Weekly GPS is each Wednesday at noon. Please email copy -- including the name/date/ time of your program offering, as well as a contact name and their information to Sarah Hartwig.

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