Book Signing with Elizabeth Head Black

Cover of the book "Hand in Hand"

Elizabeth Head Black author of “Hand in Hand: Walking with the Psalms Through Loneliness” will visit the Cathedral Bookstore on Sunday, March 15, to sign books from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Black is the wife of the Rev. Milton Black, an Episcopal priest with whom she shares a life dedicated to ministry. Her passion [read more…]

China Minorities, American Perceptions: Vicky Gooch and Mary Frankel

Detail of oil paintings by Vicky Gooch and Mary Frankel

The March Cloister Gallery exhibit by artists Vicky Gooch and Mary Frankel shares impressions of the ethnic minority regions of Southern China through original oil paintings. The show will open with a celebration of art and culture Friday, March 6, from 6–8 p.m. Traveling through the lush jagged countryside of Southern China, American artists Vicky Gooch and Mary Frankel [read more…]

Candy scenes depict Bible stories

A candy diorama

Throughout the history of the church, artists and artisans have used their creativity to tell the story of God’s love in whatever media were at hand. Whether using stone, glass, wood, or ceramic, these talented individuals have interpreted the scriptures and tradition of our faith in ways that spoke not only to the minds of [read more…]

Dean’s Book Club selections

Cover of "Lamb"

The Dean’s Book Club discusses a different book at each meeting, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group and are available for purchase from the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. The club meets in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, April [read more…]

Quarterly update from the Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Bess Wareing, Senior Warden I’m happy to report that the first quarter of 2015 has been a productive and exciting one for the vestry. Hopefully it comes as no surprise to hear that the 2015 Every Member Canvass campaign exceeded expectations, raising more than $3,090,000 from 603 pledges. Thanks again to chairs Scottie and [read more…]

Travel expert Rick Steves to speak March 5

Rick Steves

In this age of nearly infinite mobility, travel has become more than simply taking a walk or going on vacation. “Travel” calls forth notions of intention and meaning-making. It has the potential to change our worldview and even give rise to spiritual reflections. Rick Steves — the author of more than 50 European travel guidebooks [read more…]

Sponsor Easter lilies at rood screen

Easter lilies

Easter is a wonderful time to remember that each person, like a lily, is a creation meant to glorify God. As you consider those who mean the most to you, you may want to remember or honor them. Sponsor one or more lilies that grace the rood screen at the Cathedral for our great festival [read more…]

Weekly Way of the Cross observance follows Jesus through his suffering, death

Jesus takes up his Cross

The Lenten journey invites us to follow the path of the Lord as he travels the way of self-examination, of self-denial, and of self-discovery. Throughout many centuries, it has given Christians the opportunity to bring their call to follow Christ into sharper focus by eliminating from their lives some of the “spiritual clutter” with which [read more…]

Five noted speakers to explore topic of penitence, forgiveness in Lenten series

Miroslav Volf at the Lenten Series

The “Invitation to a Holy Lent” in the Ash Wednesday service reminds us that “all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.” This year’s Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series seeks to explore this mandate in a program entitled “Restored to Fellowship: Reconciled by Penitence and Forgiveness.” This year’s speakers include: Pastor Juanita RasmusFebruary [read more…]

Hines Center to open in fall 2015

A four-story office building on the corner of a block

The Vestry of Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to announce the approval of the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer. Named to honor the legacy of the former Christ Church rector, later the fourth Bishop of Texas and 22nd Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Hines Center’s mission is as follows: [read more…]