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Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

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1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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Home for Faith

Making Our Home for Faith

Our current moment invites us to rediscover the practice of faith in our homes and to consider more intentionally the daily rhythm of our souls.

This page includes a downloadable PDF of the Making Our Home for Faith booklet, as well as links to online resources.

It is our sincere hope that we, as Christ Church Cathedral, will make our homes for faith, inviting God’s loving presence into our own individual dwellings. We have an opportunity to be formed in a new way, integrating our spiritual inheritance into the very heart of our daily lives. Christ is with us in his Word, and by the Spirit draws us together as one before God. Though physically apart, we share the Gospel, which strengthens and comforts us all.

Download the Making Our Home for Faith Booklet

Making Our Home for Faith: Dean's Hour Matinee

For millennia, Christians have sought to integrate their faith into the rhythms of daily life. Join Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister and Canon Becky Zartman as they explore practices, ancient and modern, through which we can discover the sacred in everyday life. If you missed it, you can see the recorded video here:

 

Family Podcast

Compline (or Night Prayer) as the spiritual practice is our focus in the fall. Each week a different family will record themselves saying Compline together. This will differ from the modified Compline in the booklet  allowing for a more full experience for families.

New Episodes drop every Monday. Each week a different family will record themselves saying Compline together. Check it out at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/hffpodcast/ 

 

Cathedral Spotify Playlists

Music is a powerful way to connect with God and our own inner life. Explore these playlists, or create your own anthology of faith-filled music to enrich your spiritual practice.

Choral and Organ Music

Favorite Hymns

Cathedral Musicians

Christian Singer/Songwriter

Songs for Kids

Canciones por los niños

Música de adorar

Gospel Inspiration 

Lullabies

 

Scripture Resources

Vanderbilt’s Revised Common Lectionary Pages allow you to find the readings for the upcoming Sundays according to the Revised Common Lectionary by clicking on the season and the date. In addition to the scripture passages, there are thematic prayers and images chosen to resonate with the themes in the scriptures. HINT: We are in Year A for 2020 until Advent starts.

ESV  Daily Office Lectionary Podcast by Crossway is a well-produced podcast of the daily readings (Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle and Gospel), without comment, using the English Standard Version. 

Bible Gateway is both an app and a website that allows you to easily search for keywords in the bible or scripture references. You can easily switch to almost any English or other language translations. The site’s default is the New International Version (NIV), but we recommend using the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) which is what you will hear in church. You may also wish to  read a passage in more than one translation and reflect on the differences.

 

Prayers & Liturgy Resources

Online Book of Common Prayer is an online reproduction of the BCP with hyperlinks. To navigate the Online BCP, use the left hand column and click on the hyperlinks.  The sections Daily Office and Prayers and Thanksgivings are very useful for home worship.

Every Moment Holy is a beautiful prayer resource. Some of the prayers/liturgies in the book are available at no cost on this website. Even if you don’t buy the book or pay to download the other prayers, the titles in the table of contents might inspire you to write a prayer for an ordinary moment. 

 

Other Prayer Resources:

Daily Prayer

Pandemic Prayers

A Litany Amidst Covid-19

Liturgical Resources  Diocese of Texas