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Cathedral Offices
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

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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Adult Classes

Sundays

Dean’s Hour
10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

The Quieting of the Mind (Sept. 9)
The quieting of the mind in prayer, contemplation, or meditation is significant in spiritual practice. Learn about how the Hines Center promotes these practices through its programming.


In the Midst of the City (Sept. 23)
Dean Barkley Thompson will discuss his new book, In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God’s Politics.


Hispanic/Latino Heritage (Sept. 30)
As the Cathedral kicks off Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, join Canon Simón Bautista Betances and a special guest for a look into the histories and heritages that make up this invaluable part of our community.

God in Southern Literature (Oct. 7, 14, 21, and Nov. 4)
Dean Thompson will explore our relationship to God in literature by leading us through works of great Southern writers Flannery O’Connor and Wendell Berry.

A Celebration of 25 Years (Nov. 18)
In celebration of Canon for Music Robert L. Simpson’s 25th anniversary with the cathedral, Dean Thompson will interview Bob about his experiences over the years.

Bishop Andy Doyle (Dec. 2)
Join Bishop Doyle for an insightful teaching during his annual fall visit to the cathedral.

Martha Serpas on Loss and Healing (Dec. 9)
Renowned poet and hospital chaplain Martha Serpas will discuss how, within grief and loss, she finds deeper meaning in faith, humanity, and the celebration of life.

The Very Rev. Tracy Lind on Dementia (Dec. 16)
Join the recently retired Dean of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral for a candid conversation about the experience and spirituality of dementia.

The 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 23)
Many have speculated on the origins of the traditional song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” but few, if any, have ever turned it into a game. Join Canon Callaham and his merry group of roustabouts for a holiday-themed exploration of this time-honored tradition.

 

 

Christian Meditation
10–11 a.m., Bride’s Room
Learn and practice a form of prayer taught by Jesus. This class, open to all, includes teaching, meditation, scripture, and prayer.

The Anglican Way
6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
Led by Dean Barkley Thompson, this evening class is intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Church, its faith, and its mission. Those new to the congregation and those adults seeking to be baptized, confirmed, or received are especially encouraged to attend. (Meets Sept. 16, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, Nov. 4, 18. Childcare is available.)

Theology Roundtable
6:30–8 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join the Rev. Betty Adam and Canon Art Callaham for a deep dive into the topic of theological anthropology. Contact the church office for a reading list and more information. (Meets Sept. 9, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, 2018; Jan. 6, Feb. 10, and May 12, 2019 Childcare is available.)

More Holy Mysteries
6:30–8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
The Vicar leads readers into the fictional lives of Anglican/Episcopal clerics who moonlight as detectives. This year we will focus on the American Experience. (Meets Dec. 9 and 16)

 

Weekdays

Education for Ministry (EFM)
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 p.m., Mellinger Room

The most comprehensive adult education offering in the Episcopal Church, EFM involves four years of study of the Old and New Testament, church history, and Christian theology. Visit texas-efm.org for more information.

The Vicar’s Road Show: Monasticism
6:30–8 p.m. — meets monthly at a choice of locations:

1) Tuesdays in Tanglewood — Local Foods (2nd floor seating area) at 5740 San Felipe at Bering (Meets Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 11)
2) Tuesdays in Montrose — WITS Meeting House at 1519 West Main St. (Meets Sept. 18, Oct. 30 (alt. location), Nov. 20, and Dec. 18)
3) Wednesdays in the Heights — A 2nd Cup at 1111 East 11th St. (Meets Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Dec. 12)
4) Thursdays in Town and Country — La Madeleine at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway N (Corner of Kimberly and Beltway 8 Frontage) (Meets Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6)

This popular, four-part series meets once per month in several locations. This fall, Canon Callaham takes a look at the history and meaning of Monasticism in Christianity.

The Dean’s Book Club
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

The Book Club discusses a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. (Oct. 3 (in Sanders Hall), Nov. 14, Dec. 5)

Bible and Study Groups

Bible “By the Glass”
Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress
Christ Church Cathedral convenes a group for Bible study and fellowship using the Kaleidoscope Bible study process. All are welcome.

Bible “By the Glass” North
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Brix Wine Cellars Vintage Park, 110 Vintage Park Blvd. T, Houston TX 77070
This group is a north Houston version of the original Bible “By the Glass.”

Gospel Parallels
Tuesdays, 7–8:15 a.m., Mellinger Room
Thursdays, 12–1 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join Canon Callaham for an exploration of the various way in which each of the four Gospel writers tell his own, unique story about Jesus. The same course material each week will be presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Women’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room
Gather for sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture readings for the following Sunday. Journals are encouraged.

Men’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7–8 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room
Join Dean Thompson for continued Bible study.