Conversations across difference examine LGBT issues, racial inequality

Joy DeGruy in the documentary "Cracking the Codes"

This past summer, the Justice & Peace Council’s documentary series, “Pray, Learn, Act,” jump-started some important conversations across difference with its explorations of human trafficking, mental health stigmas, and transgender issues. This October, the council invites you to dive deeper into conversations around transgender issues and race at two upcoming events. First on October 10 [read more…]

Tamara Kontrimas: Allure

Detail of painting by Tamara Kontrimas

In her October exhibit in the Cloister Gallery entitled “Allure,” artist Tamara Kontrimas uses watercolors to express light and clarity and, through her paintings, show the textures, shapes, and beauty of the natural world. “I want the viewer to be able to feel the rich smoothness of satin, the inner glow of pearls, the ridges [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…]

Bishop amends Unity in Mission approval to include marriage, Cathedral Vestry concurs

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle has amended the diocese’s Unity in Mission document to allow some parishes to officiate same-sex marriages. Previously, Unity in Mission allowed the blessing of same-sex unions. However, in June and July of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and the General Convention of the [read more…]

Foyers groups build social connections

A Foyers group

Every year, the fall season tends to signify new beginnings: the start of another school year, a new hope for a winning football season, and the creation of something else “pumpkin spice” flavored. Why not begin this fall with some new friends? If you’re looking to grow your social circle at Christ Church Cathedral, or [read more…]

Mourner’s Path workshop aids those who grieve

Mourner's Path

Christ Church Cathedral will host a Mourner’s Path workshop to offer longterm spiritual comfort for those who mourn and to assist those whose lives are negatively affected by grief. This grief workshop consists of eight small group sessions which are led by trained facilitators and a clergy member. Walking the Mourner’s Path gained national [read more…]

Quarterly update from the Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Ted Dom, Junior Warden Once again, the Cathedral enjoyed an active and joyous Easter season. The Lenten Series presented compelling speakers who all drew good audiences. Holy Week services were spectacular, and our special thanks go to all organizers and participants — clergy, staff, and parishioners. The Vestry and the Hines Center Task [read more…]