We take seriously the holy work of worship, striving for excellence in the services of the church. The liturgies of The Episcopal Church support, empower and motivate us in our mission.
The focus of liturgy at Christ Church Cathedral is the Eucharist; Cathedral services are traditional in nature.
On Sundays, an 8 o’clock celebration of Rite I Eucharist with sermon but without music is held in the Cathedral.
The 9 o’clock Rite II Eucharist is less formal, but still traditional with choir, music and sermon. This service provides a special focus for families and includes a short children’s sermon.
The 11 o’clock liturgy fully utilizes the musical tradition of the Cathedral with full choir in the celebration of Rite I Eucharist. Choral settings of the Mass are sung alternating with settings from The Hymnal. Communion motets and offertory anthems are sung weekly.
At 1 o’clock in the afternoon, a service of Rite II Eucharist is celebrated in Spanish in the Cathedral. The Spanish Book of Common Prayer and Spanish Hymnal are used as well as music from the Hispanic sacred tradition.
A less formal Rite II Eucharist is held in the Golding Chapel at 5 o’clock and includes music and a sermon.
Solemn Evensong is sung several times each year on special days and occasionally at the Bishop’s request.
On weekdays, a noon celebration of the Eucharist takes place in the Golding Chapel. Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are led each weekday by lay persons. Lay persons also participate as lectors, worship leaders, lay Eucharistic ministers, ushers, acolytes, altar guild and oblationers.