Michael B. Curry
Celebrate Our Bicentennial
With great excitement and joy, this Sunday marks the official kick off of Christ Church Cathedral's Bicentennial!
The occasion is being marked by a series of events spanning from May 2017 through April 2018 that you can learn more about here.
The first official offering takes place this Sunday, May 21, as we welcome Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to both the 8 am and 10 am services. Both services will take place in the sanctuary.
Following the 10 am service, Presiding Bishop Curry will lead the
The Jesus Movement
Of note: photo opportunities
will be made available after the forum if time permits.
Both the 10 am service and the Adult Forum will be live streamed. You can see those events here in real time when they begin.
For both the 8 am and 10 am services on May 21, we encourage attendees to find
parking offsite downtown*, or in Over-the-Rhine if possible, and take the streetcar to the Fourth & Main Street stop. This will help to alleviate the cathedral's limited number of guest parking spots at the Queen City Square parking garage.
*Alternative parking opportunities can be found at
Procter & Gamble with entry on Sixth Street; Western-Southern, with entry on Broadway; Great American building, with entry on Fourth and on Sycamore; PNC, with entry on Walnut; on street meters, which are free until 2 pm.
In thanksgiving for the ministry of Presiding Bishop Curry's ministry, Christ Church Cathedral designates Sunday's offerings for St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. These are the two Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU's) in the Episcopal Church. We invite you to please be generous!
|Murmuration Tickets on Sunday
Today in the South Corridor
beginning at 9:00 am,
there will be onsite ticket sales for the upcoming
concert, taking place on Monday,
Collegium Cincinnati will perform Antonio Vivaldi's complete
and a new work by composer Patrick Harlin commissioned especially for Anne Patterson's starling-inspired art piece. Tickets are $30 each, and going fast! Join us for this wonderful evening with
a reception, artist and composer Q&A, and concert. You can also purchase tickets online here. Use promo code christchurch.
Our official Bicentennial is almost upon us! Now is a great time to get your commemorative Rookwood tile of Christ Church Cathedral. You may purchase yours for $90 following this Sunday's service, May 21. There will be tables in both the north and south corridors.
|United Thank Offering Blue Box Collection
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women and children
nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our daily blessings.
Offering boxes will be collected this Sunday,
, when the Presiding Bishop visits to bless the beginning of our Bicentennial Celebrations.
|A Bicentennial Calendar of Events
|Murmuration Concert Evening
Monday, May 22
will be a big day for us at Christ Church Cathedral as we celebrate the
installation of a gorgeous new work by acclaimed artist
. The work was commissioned by the cathedral to mark its bicentennial, which begins this month, and draws inspiration from the amazing forms created by
about the art installation.)
The inaugural event will be a
concert performed by
, one of the cathedral's in-residence ensembles, under the direction of
. The program will feature
Vivaldi's complete Four Seasons
The Art of Flight, a new work by composer
commissioned by the cathedral for this concert.
Harlin's music, which is being programmed by major orchestras in the U.S., conveys a contagious energy.
Listen to excerpts
The Art of Flight
as an example!
This concert will be one of those rare occasions when the visual and performing arts come together in a powerful way through the work of two twenty-first-century creators at the top of their game.
Monday, May 22
5:30 pm | Festive reception
6:15 pm | Conversation with artist Anne Patterson and composer Patrick Harlin
7:30 pm | Concert featuring Collegium Cincinnati
The Four Seasons (Antonio Vivaldi)
The Art of Flight (Patrick Harlin)
Ticket information: www.collegiumcincinnati.org (use promo code: christchurch). Tickets will also be available for purchase beginning at 9 am this Sunday at the cathedral.
It's that time of year again! We would like to recognize our upcoming 2017 graduates. Please submit your student's name to Kathy Noe - no later than May 22- to be included in upcoming communications.
|Last Spring Community Forum
Forums this spring have focused on local responses to what is going on in Washington and what are the issues that Cincinnati City Council and mayoral candidates should be addressing. Now it's your turn!
At the next Community Issues Forum, we invite you to take
part in a lunch discussion that taps
your views on these two topics. Come prepared to talk about the issues you think are important or being overlooked. Some of the panelists who participated in the earlier spring forums will serve as discussion leaders, and we will record and send your collected wisdom to
the candidates for city offices and your
representatives in Washington, D.C.
As a celebration of your participation in this year's forums,
lunch is on us
. This luncheon discussion takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday
, in the Forum Room (Third Floor). For video clips of past Forums, go here.
Ascension Day Eucharist
The Acts of the Apostles tells us that forty days after his resurrection,
Jesus was taken up into heaven, having instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit and appointing them "witnesses...to the ends of the earth."
We invite you to join us for our Ascension Day observance (one of the seven principal feasts in the Episcopal Church) at a festive Eucharist featuring the combined choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Wyoming). Join us at the cathedral for this event on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm.
|Hunger Walk/Run This Month
This walk/run helps to raise awareness
Church of Our Saviour serves people in crisis through community meals as well as the food pantry and encourages self-reliance through networking resources in the community, and CAIN is a similar neighborhood ministry. The cost of registration is $20 -$25 with a T-shirt.
We will meet as a team at a location to
be determined near the Freedom Center prior to the run/walk. To register online visit www.cincinnatihungerwalk.org, search for the Christ Church Cathedral team using the Join a Team button and sign-up. If you have questions, please email
|Neither Wolf Nor Dog TRAILER
Come view this incredible film on Thursday, June 1, at 7:30 pm
at Cinemark Oakley.
A white author, Nerburn, is summoned by Dan, a Lakota Elder, who asks him to write a book about his life and his people's
history. Feeling unqualified, unworthy
and reluctant, he turns the offer down but events conspire to draw him back in. After a blundering false start, Nerburn is all but kidnapped and taken on a road trip around the contemporary Native American landscape. Stopping off at key landmarks, Dan and his companion Grover, try to educate him in their ways, encouraging him to see and write the story in his own way without falling prey to white men's guilt-ridden clichés of glorifying an indigenous race.
The echoes of the great American genocide permeate the movie. Tickets are only $12, but must be reserved by
June 3 @ 11:00 am
Join members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for a festive ordination service at the cathedral! Bishop Breidenthal will ordain four new deacons: James Devin Rodgers, Jared C. Talbot, Emmanuel Tuyishime, and cathedral member Charles C. Graves IV.
support for the ordinands by your presence, and celebrate the work the Spirit is doing within our diocese. Reception following. All are welcome.
|Opening of the Time Capsule!
As part of a year's worth of bicentennial events, join us on Sunday,
, following the 10 am service for the opening of the cathedral's 1917 time capsule!
We will meet in the undercroft and opening up the capsule and discuss its contents, which will later be displayed in a glass case in the cathedral library. Come be a part of viewing history! Questions? Contact Matt Dunn.
June 10 @ 11:00 am
Join members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio for another festive ordination service at the cathedral! Bishop Breidenthal will ordain the three ordinands for the priesthood: Kevin D. Beesley, Margaret Foster-Foote and Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard. Show your support for the ordinands by your presence, and celebrate the work the Spirit is doing within our diocese.
A reception will follow. All are welcome.
|Cathedral Picnic is Coming Up
Join us on Sunday,
, for our annual worship and picnic event! We will be worshipping in the sanctuary for our 10:00 am service, and then heading outside for a community picnic with our members and friends!
The Cincy River Rats
- a 6 piece New Orleans style Dixieland band- will be providing music four our event as well. They will begin performing at 11:30 am.
There will be plenty of food, as well as a bounce house and activities for the children. In order to make this event successful every year, we need volunteers to help with set up/break down, restocking food/ utensils, etc. Can you help to make this event successful? Individuals and families are encouraged to volunteer! Contact Cheryl Eagleson for more details.
|Get to Know Global Music & Wellness
Global Music & Wellness is a local
non-profit that provides services to older
refugees such as meals, English classes, music, wellness activities, art, citizenship assistance, and transportation services. Christ Church Cathedral welcomed these senior
refugees to our native American worship celebration last October, and we have helped dozens of these seniors gain their citizenship.
On May 10th, they were informed that their transportation funding is to be eliminated. Transportation is the catalyst to all other services for these vulnerable older refugees. They are looking for a donation of a new or used 15-18 person passenger van or donations towards leasing a vehicle to provide transportation to help vulnerable older refugees lead a healthy and meaningful life. To help, please contact Arlene de Silva or 513-315-7393.
|"Alexa- Play Sunday's Sermon."
|Summer Camp Sign Up Time!
Christ Church Cathedral offers summer camps for children that bring a new depth to other offerings in the region. During the choir camp, children sing, play instruments, create art, play games, enjoy good meals and explore Christian faith. The art camp explores the ways art and the sacred meet through the creation of that art.
Each week-long camp is led by professional musicians and artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiration and spirituality with young people. And each is built upon the same principles: to use the sacred space of the cathedral to nurture both the faith and the artistic development of children.
These vibrant summer programs provide children from the cathedral congregation, the diocesan parishes and the community beyond an opportunity to come and enjoy an experience that intentionally and openly encourages them to awaken to their own inner spirituality, no matter what their beliefs.
Sign-Up For Camps Here:
Christ Church Cathedral's High School Choral Scholar Program provides Cincinnati area high school students an opportunity to join the Cathedral Choir as apprentices. Successful applicants will
receive intensive training in the art of fine
choral singing so that they may begin the process of learning to perform at a professional level. They study a wide range of repertoire, such as works by Tallis, Brahms and Howells, as well as spirituals and music of other cultures. For their efforts, they are compensated with a monthly stipend throughout the academic year. Application information can be found here, or s
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|A Centennial in Cincinnati
The Province of the Americas, one of five
provinces of the Third Order, Society of
St. Francis, is celebrating its Centennial in Cincinnati beginning on
. This offering will run through
, with a special service taking place at noon at Christ Church Cathedral on
. All are welcome.
The Anglican Franciscan movement began in the U.S., England and India early in the twentieth century. The Third Order in the American Province was founded in 1917. The members of the province will gather for their Centennial Convocation this June in Cincinnati, where
in 1917 the first novices began under the
direction of the Rev. Claude Crookston, familiarly known as Fr. Joseph. The theme of the Centennial Convocation is
Rebuild My Church, 21st Century Version.
day provincial convocation will include a
celebration of the past 100 years, recognition of the work and service of the present members, and a discernment process of small group discussion for planning for the future. The key note speaker will be the Reverend Murray Bodo, several workshop presentations, and daily Eucharists celebrated according to the liturgies of various parts of the province. For more information about the Third Order, Society of St. Francis, or to register, go here.
|Cathedral Offerings with Incense
Many people are surprised the first time
they smell the unusual fragrance of incense in church. It is a scent you are unlikely to encounter anywhere else except in sacred worship. That is actually one of the reasons we use it. Our sense of smell is a powerful memory trigger, and as soon as you smell incense, you know where you are! Incense has been a part of worship in many cultures for thousands of years,
including our Judeo-Christian heritage.
As the psalmist says, "Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening
sacrifice" (Psalm 141). In our liturgy,
we use incense primarily to focus our attention, by symbolically purifying our intentions and our worship space. Many people enjoy the fragrance, but we are aware that some of our members may be sensitive to it. Please note the following services that will include the use of incense:
Wedding (11:00 am)
Holy Eucharist (10:00 am)
Ascension Day Eucharist (7:00 pm)
Day of Pentecost (10:00 am)
Trinity Sunday (10:00 am).
Reserve your space at Procter this summer, register now for summer camp! Along with camps for children and youth, Procter has three sessions of Family Camp, for all ages, open to families of all kinds: friends, couples, godchildren and cousins for example.
Procter Summer Camp hopes to be a place for all people to play, pray, learn, and grow. Mornings at camp center around a fun, engaging Christian formation program. Rooted in scripture and guided by the week's theme, formation is led by camp counselors and a chaplain. The afternoons offer free choice periods for recreation. Procter is home to a lake for swimming and canoeing, a pond to fish in, fields for large group games and sports, and an Arts and Crafts cottage to explore your creativity. After dinner the camp participates in a large group activity together, followed by campfire, devotions and lights out. Counselors are college-aged and specifically screened and selected for their experience with children and youth, and joy for camp and community work.
This will be the cathedral's sixth year in attendance, and it provides great rest, fun, and family time, year after year. Questions about it or want to learn more? Email Beth Mendez.
|Cathedral Choir Auditions
Do you love to sing? Then consider auditioning for a position in the Christ
Church Cathedral Choir during the 2017- 18 season! As a cathedral chorister, you
will sing at weekly Sunday morning services, monthly Evensong services, and other major liturgical observances in the church year. Positions are open for paid and volunteer choristers, as well as substitute choristers. Students are especially encouraged to audition early before the semester ends. For more information and audition requirements, go here. Contact
to schedule an audition time.
|Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp
Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp 2017
Kids4Peace Cincinnati is pleased to announce the Second Annual Kids4Peace (K4P) Interfaith Day Camp July 31 to August 3, 2017.
Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The program is open to current 6, 7, and 8th graders, based on the 2016-1017 school year.
is an international interfaith youth movement that began in Jerusalem 14 years ago. Kids4Peace Cincinnati is proud to be one of eight American cities that sponsor local and regional camping experiences. They are one of the first to begin the day camp experience for local children. K4P's mission is "to build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower movement of change."
Organizational values include:
DIVERSITY in family background, political perspective and religious practice
EQUALITY among women and men, religions and cultures
SENSITIVITY toward the pain, struggle and risk of living together
SPIRITUALITY as a source of strength, courage and wisdom
CONNECTIVITY across our global community
RESPECT for the beliefs, and choices of others, including those most different
Join us for this exciting opportunity to meet new friends, learn about other religions and cultures and make a difference in your community through a fun-filled curriculum that combines significant dialogue with games, art, music, sports and food. Your experience will take place in a variety of interesting locations:
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati,
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church,
Adath-Israel Congregation, and the
Camp Director Natalie Shribman is a rabbinical student at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College. She has extensive experience working within a variety of camps, and has worked directly with religious youth and family educators. You can contact Natalie at email@example.com with any questions.
Registration is now open through www.k4p.org, or from our Kids4Peace: Cincinnati Facebook page. Tuition is $150 per student. Monies are also available for scholarships as needed.
Judy A. Chamberlain, RN, MSN, is the Chapter Lead for Kids4Peace Cincinnati. She is a member of Christ Church Cathedral and can also be contacted for additional information by clicking here.
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.