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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

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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Adult Classes

Download our Spring 2018 Education Guide here.

Sundays

Dean’s Hour
10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

Ardell Ray Day (Jan. 7)
The parish celebrates Ardell Ray’s gift of 40 years of work at the Cathedral.

Vocation Tales (Jan. 14)
Dean Thompson interviews Canon John Logan as part of this continuing series.

Annual Parish Meeting (Jan. 21)
Come hear the “State of the Cathedral,” elect new members of the vestry, and recognize one parish member for a lifetime of service.

Wrestling with God: the Character of Jacob (Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11)
Jacob emerges from his mother’s womb already wrestling with his brother, Esau. Later in life, Jacob will wrestle with God himself and be given a new name, Israel. Dean Thompson will offer a study of this most complex biblical character.

During Lent, the Dean's Hour features the Robert C. Stuart Lenten Speaker Series. See below.

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series

Illustrations: Visualizing Faith
Sundays in Lent, 10 a.m. Lecture, 6 p.m. Dinner (following The Well service), 6:30 p.m. Conversation

The 2018 Robert C. Stewart Lenten Series, entitled “Illustrations: Visualizing Faith,” seeks to bring together luminaries from the fields of biblical studies, theology, and the visual arts to explore the various ways in which faithful people have translated a largely text-based religion into images.

Speakers:
Feb. 18  Columba Stewart, OSB, from HMML/Saint John’s University
Feb. 25  The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Cartoonist/Priest
Mar. 4    Naveed Mirza, Islamic Calligrapher
Mar. 11  He Qi, Chinese Iconographer
Mar. 18  Margaret Mitchell, M.A., Ph.D., Literary Historian

On Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) and Sunday, April 1 (Easter), there will be no Dean's Hour talk.

Aaron Pratt, Ph.D., and the University of Texas Gutenberg Bible (April 8)
The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Pratt will discuss the Gutenberg Bible (circa 1450), the first major book printed using mass-produced movable type in Europe.

The Creation (Genesis 1–3) (Apr. 15–29)
Dean Thompson will lead a study of Genesis 1–3, from the time God looks at creation and says, “It is good,” until Adam and Eve rebel against God by eating the forbidden fruit. The biblical creation story has been at the center of controversy from ancient until modern times, including the debate between creationism and evolution. But is it really controversial? Come and see.

Exploring the Connections
10–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

This fall, this lay-led conversation group on progressive theology will view and discuss John Dominic Crossan’s lectures entitled “The Challenge of Paul.” 

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.

Lent: A User’s Guide
6–7 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

In this fun-filled, two-part series, Canon Callaham will unpack the history, practice, and theology of the season before Easter. (Feb. 4 and 11. Childcare is available.)

Mark: A Study of the First Gospel
6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Of the four Gospels, Mark was written first. It is the shortest Gospel, and it catapults the readers forward at a frenzied pace. What is the Evangelist up to? Who is the Jesus he presents? Learn more at this four-week class with Dean Thompson. (April 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Childcare is available.)

 

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: Simple Systematics
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 Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, and May 8)
2) Tuesdays in Montrose — WITS Meeting House at 1519 West Main St. (Meets Jan. 9, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, and May 15)
3) Wednesdays in the Heights — A 2nd Cup at 1111 East 11th St. (Meets Jan, 10 and 31, Mar. 7, Apr. 18, and May 16)
4) Thursdays in Town and Country — La Madeleine at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway N (Corner of Kimberly and Beltway 8 Frontage) (Meets Jan. 4, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, and May 10)

This popular, four-part series meets once per month in several locations. Canon Callaham takes his show on the road once more this spring with a search for a simple explanation for God, the universe, and everything.

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. (Meets Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, and May 2)

Bible and Study Groups

Bible “By the Glass”
Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress

Canon for Welcome and Evangelism Genevieve Razim 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.”

Prophets
Tuesdays, 7–8:15 a.m., Mellinger Room
Thursdays, 12–1 p.m., Mellinger Room

Join Canon Callaham for a weekly Bible study series that examines the stories and writings of the prophets. From Amos to Zephaniah, we’ll cover them all. Material in this class is (largely) identical on Tuesday mornings and Thursday noontimes.

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.

Dean's Men’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7–8 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Join Dean Thompson this spring for a study of the Old Testament character David, from shepherd boy to king of Israel, and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.