Since 1904 St. Paul's Cathedral has served our community from the same downtown location at the northeast corner of NW 7th and Robinson, providing a gracious spiritual heart to our neighbors, Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Oklahoma.
There are a thousand members of St. Paul's, some of whom drive up to thirty miles each way to attend one of three Sunday morning services. Inspiring worship, beautiful music and authentic hospitality await every soul. More people walk through the Cathedral doors during the week than on Sunday. The Cathedral's noonday Holy Eucharist serves commuters throughout the week.
The Cathedral’s history is one of enjoying booms, surviving busts, and God always being faithful.
Since 1982 the Cathedral has expanded its campus 100 percent, quadrupled regular Sunday attendance to four hundred, and established an endowment. St. Paul’s has an annual operating budget of over one million dollars. The Cathedral houses a food pantry and emergency assistance service, the Guild of St. George, that serves 4,500 needy families a year. The Cathedral provides space for A.A. meetings, community music programs and serves as a location for the opening ceremony of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.
Immediately following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 St. Paul's became a triage site, fed numerous rescue workers, and provided a spiritual sanctuary for all seeking comfort and peace.
In the early 1990's the Cathedral purchased an adjacent junkyard and converted the lot into a child-friendly garden. After the bombing of the Murrah building the children of St. Paul's planted a weeping willow tree in the garden in memory of the children killed.
Eventually St. Paul's purchased the old auto body shop adjacent to the garden and built the Dean Back Building, now the center of administration and the home of the Guild of St. George. A million dollar garden renovation and columbarium construction project was completed in the spring of 2011.
St. Paul’s abides as a sacred place on earth and a gateway to heaven.
Our stone cross was an old cross when the Cathedral was new in 1903. It was likely donated from a northeastern church. It stood atop the Cathedral façade for almost a hundred years. On April 19, 1995 it was broken by the Murrah Building bombing. An arm fell off at the time of the blast. A local dentist, Dr. Nelson Smith, photographed the remaining stone through a telescopic lens…Read More »
We hope you will feel at peace in the East Garden, a place of quiet celebration of the beauty of God's natural world. The Garden is a living example of God's presence in the world throughout all the seasons of our lives. Please enjoy it and help us care for it so it may forever be an oasis of peace for the human heart and spirit.
Who May Use the Garden?
Individual visitors are alwa…Read More »
This side chapel is located in an alcove to the left of the chancel at St. Paul's Cathedral and was dedicated Saturday, January 17, 2004.
The Oakerhater Chapel is dedicated to David Pendleton Oakerhater, a valiant Cheyenne warrior in his youth. Later, as a prisoner of war in the era westward expansion, he would become a deacon of the Episcopal Church from 1881-1931.
During his …Read More »
Built during the restoration of the Cathedral, the John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ is a wonderful part of the Cathedral's top-notch music program.
The St. Nicholas Chapel features the stunning Creation Window - six magnificent windows positioned in two triptychs. The stained glass windows bring into dazzling light the wonder of God’s gift of creation. They have been designed and fabricated by artist Steve Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA.
The first window is called Nebula and features a multi-layered blue glass vortex above gre…Read More »