We seek a deeper relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ through:
Celebrating the sacraments faithfully
Proclaiming the Gospel boldly
Embracing diversity joyfully
Serving all passionately
as a Cathedral.
Gnaw on This—and Feed Your Soul
Find the Gospel and some “food for thought” in the April 20, 2014, Gnaw on This for Easter Sunday.

Our regular schedule of Sunday worship services is 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  For full details about the two services, visit Services.  You can read recent sermons at On the Table, the Cathedral Blog.  Also, Dean Kinman has started a new blog, Come Together, to help share with the Christ Church Cathedral community the projects and initiatives with which he is involved.  What’s more, the blog serves as a communication forum—another means by which we can all Come Together.

Special notes: Christian Education for Children and Youth meets Sundays at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial (BTM) building, adjacent to the Cathedral.  Our Sunday Nursery is in the Davis Room—just go through the red door near the altar and turn the corner on the main floor of the BTM.  The Nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday and is staffed by two childcare professionals.

Also at 9 a.m., the Adult Forum meets at a location that will be announced.

Taizé Prayer Service on Second Sundays
Through May 2014, Taizé Prayer at the Cathedral will take place the second Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Chapel.  For more information, visit Taizé Prayer.
Catch Up on Our News Every Wednesday
For the latest news and information—including items not posted to this website—check out Wednesday Weekly.  We will link Wednesday Weekly each time a new edition is emailed.  Or, if you want to receive it automatically, subscribe via RSS Feed or email Annette Carr, Cathedral administrator, to join our email list.
Holy Week and Easter 2014
Holy Week and Easter at the Cathedral provide ample opportunities for prayerful contemplation whether in community or—in the case of the Vigil at the Altar of Repose—in solitude.

Unless otherwise noted, all services and events take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St., Saint Louis, MO 63103.

Monday–Thursday, 12:10 p.m.
Noonday Prayer at the Reredos, our world-renowned stone partition wall behind the altar.

Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
Make extra time for God during Lent and Holy Week.  The Rev. Canon John W. Kilgore, MD, invites everyone to the Wednesday morning Eucharist.  The service, which takes place in Bofinger Chapel next to the Cathedral entrance, starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends before * a.m.  There is a breakfast gathering afterward for those who can stay a bit longer before leaving for work or other commitments.

Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m.
Noonday Prayer on the ground floor of One Metropolitan Square, at Olive and Broadway.  See entry below for further details.

HOLY WEEK

Wednesday, April 16
6:30 p.m., Tenebrae, a traditional, mystical Holy Week service of gathering darkness.  This service is sung, incense is used, and psalms and prayers are punctuated by the gradual extinguishing of candles.

Maundy Thursday, April 17
6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Footwashing

8 p.m.–Noon on Good Friday, Vigil at the Altar of Repose in the Baptistry.  After he had shared his last meal with his disciples and washed their feet, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.  In that Garden, we see the depth of Jesus' humanity and also the depths of his love for God and us.  The disciples couldn't stay awake even one hour while Jesus prayed—but we can.  Sign up for an hour-long vigil.

Good Friday, April 18
Clergy are available throughout the day for the Sacramental Rite of Reconciliation.

Noon, Good Friday Liturgy

7 p.m., Good Friday Blues (see entry below)

Holy Saturday, April 19
8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer

8 p.m., The Great Vigil of Easter (lighting of the first fire, telling of the salvation history, baptisms, confirmation, the Great Alleluia and the first Eucharist of Easter)

Easter Sunday, April 20
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:30 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt in the Christian Education area, located on the second floor of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial building attached to the Cathedral

10 a.m., Festival Eucharist, Rite II
Good Friday Blues Returns to the Cathedral
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 18, the sounds of Kingdom Brothers, Matthew Lesch, Beth Tuttle and Eliza Lynn and guests will sound out from the foot of the cross at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St., Saint Louis, MO 63103.  Good Friday Blues is a unique partnership of Christ Church Cathedral, the National Blues Museum and Magdalene St. Louis to bring people together on this holiest of Christian days to share and promote outstanding blues music and to help bring deep love to women whose lives have been nothing but deep pain.

A freewill offering will be taken benefiting the National Blues Museum and Magdalene St. Louis, a two-year residential community for women recovering from prostitution, violence and drug abuse, set to open in St. Louis later in 2014.  Save the April 18 date and invite everyone you know to be a part of this annual event at Christ Church Cathedral. To promote the event at your workplace or local coffee house, here’s a poster you can download and print.

Good Friday is when deep love meets deep pain.  Good Friday is honest and raw and real.  Good Friday is the blues, as you can experience from last year’s Good Friday Blues audio and photos.
Special Evening Concert on April 27
On Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. (note the evening time!), join us for a concert featuring Webster University Choirs and Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Paul Davis.

Our concert events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.  For more information about our concerts and monthly Evensongs, visit the new website Shepley Concert Series or this website’s Shepley Program of Music and Art page.  You can also download and print a PDF of the Fall 2013–Spring 2014 Shepley Concert Series Schedule.
Black History Month Exhibit Continues
An event celebrating Black History Month continues throughout Lent at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St., Saint Louis, MO 63103.  Currently on view is a photo and art exhibition organized by Deborah Nelson Linck, Cathedral member and curator of the Hands On Black History Museum

A few weeks ago, Deborah Nelson Linck and Canon Precentor William Partridge were guests on St. Louis Public Radio’s “Cityscape” to discuss the exhibition and the Feb. 16 premiere at the Cathedral of A Hymn for Rosa.  Take a few minutes to listen.
Break for Lunch and Midweek Prayer
Every Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral is offering “Midweek Prayer Break,” a brief service of prayer, scripture reading and silent reflection in the old Kemoll’s space on the first floor at One Metropolitan Square.  The service runs from 12:05 to 12:20 p.m., so you can still have time for lunch and other noontime activities.

If you work downtown or know people who do, we hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to make prayer a part of your weekday life.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, at mkinman@gmail.com.
Back to Basics Will Resume in June
Back to Basics is a year-long series of sessions through which we dive into basic theological concepts and explore them in all their meaning and mystery.  You don’t have to have taken any of the other B2B courses to take the next one, “Basic Christianity,” in June 2014: All the B2B courses stand alone.

These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend all five weeks of a class.  The courses are being offered in an ongoing rotation, so if you can’t commit to all five, you’ll know that the classes will come around again.  There is a $50-per-person nonrefundable fee to cover food and class materials, but don’t let cost be a deterrent: Financial aid is available.

For further information, email Dean Mike Kinman.  Or download and print 2013–2014 Back to Basics Flyer, a PDF that includes course descriptions and series dates.  And to learn more about Christian formation for adults at the Cathedral, visit Adult Christian Education.
We Are Christ Church Cathedral!
Our stewardship year themed “We Are Christ Church Cathedral” kicked off Sept. 29 with The Rev. Dahn Gandell, our special guest preacher, and will continue throughout the year.  So all are invited and encouraged to offer completed pledge forms to God and to the church.  This is a powerful time when each of us is called to present the commitments of time, talent and money that God has invited us to share generously, joyfully and sacrificially. Every single person has gifts to share—and those gifts come in a multitude of shapes and sizes.  Please think and pray and share with loved ones about how you might share your first fruits.

Pledge forms are available in several locations around the church; please note that special pledge forms for children and youth are available from Vicar Cortright.  You can also give online securely via our online pledge form.
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