Families partner up to host Las Posadas home celebrations

A candlelit procession at Las Posadas

The Spanish-speaking members of Christ Church Cathedral are ready once again to hit the road for the celebration of Las Posadas. For nine nights in a row beginning Wednesday, December 16, and concluding with the Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24, the members of the one o’clock service will gather together in different locations [read more…]

McGill to retire in January

Jim McGill

Culminating 24 years of ordained ministry, including 11 at Christ Church Cathedral, the Rev. Jim McGill has announced that he will retire at the end of January. During his tenure, McGill has served the Cathedral variously as canon missioner for outreach, for Latino ministry, and at the Beacon. Reflecting on his ministry, McGill says, [read more…]

Contest challenges entrants to build edible Cathedral building


If you have ever sat in church admiring the Cathedral’s architecture, here’s a chance for you to construct your very own Cathedral. Test your baking and decorating skills and get creative at our first-ever Gingerbread Cathedral Contest on Sunday, December 27. The challenge is to fashion a replica of our grand cathedral building using nothing [read more…]

Cloister Gallery: Iconography Exhibit

A student icon of the Archangel Raphael

In the month of December, the Cloister Gallery will exhibit student pieces from icon writing workshops held during the year at Christ Church Cathedral. In these two-week workshops, students learn to “write” religious icons using Russian-Byzantine techniques developed in the 15th century. Icons are written with egg tempera, ground pigments, and 24-karat gold leaf. Particular [read more…]

Help us welcome neighbors at “Christmas at the Cathedral” event

Two volunteers dressed as Christmas elves

Christmas at the Cathedral is one of the premier annual events sponsored by the Mission Outreach Council. Over the years, it has become a treasured tradition where members of the Cathedral volunteer both time and funds to welcome and feed those in our community who are in need. This year, we are making some exciting [read more…]

Alan Montgomery: Vocation/Avocation

Sunset photo of bushes in silhouette

In the month of November, the Cloister Gallery welcomes Houston artist Alan Montgomery for an exhibit of nature photography. As a fourth-generation professional photographer, Montgomery grew up working in his grandparents’ studio, Woodallen Photography, which he eventually took over and still runs today. He also teaches photography workshops and gives private lessons. After nearly 50 [read more…]

Update from the Cathedral Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Bill McKenzie It’s been a few months since the last vestry report. While the summer is a time when activities slow down at the Cathedral, the vestry is kept busy with one of our most important tasks: our annual “Comfort Call” campaign. Once again, this opportunity to reach out to the membership of our [read more…]

Dean’s Book Club selections

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder

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, [read more…]