Christ Church Cathedral is a place of prayer. We have prayer daily, morning (7:30am), noon, and evening (6:00pm), throughout the work week. In addition, we lift the names of many during our Sunday services.
Prayers for the People
In each service you will hear a list of names read during the Prayers for the People. These are the first and last names that have been submitted via Pew Prayer Cards, Online Request, or communicated through a staff member to the Minister for Pastoral Care, Claire Soard. The most important part of these names is that the individual or close family member has given permission for us to read their name aloud.
Book of Remembrance
Each week during "Prayers of the People" you may here "From the Book of Remembrance, we also pray in thanksgiving for the life of (insert name)". I know many of you have wondered, as I have, what is this "Book of Remembrance"? First of all, it is literally a book that is displayed in the east transept of the cathedral. People included in the book are deceased members who have had donations made in their name to the Endowment. For each Sunday, we look at the people who have died during that week throughout the years and who have had a memorial gift made in their name during the current calendar year. If no gift has been given in the current year, we list the name for the most recent gift given who died that week.
To continue to keep a person’s name displayed and read aloud each year, a contribution to the Endowment must be given in their name during that calendar year. There is no minimum amount required for this.
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King are a dedicated prayer team that commits to pray daily. They have the "Prayers of the People" list but also include those that do not want their names read publicly or have only submitted first names. They also pray for active military duty personnel whose names have been submitted.