Communion & Music
Holy Baptism is the sacramental rite of full initiation - by water and the Holy Spirit - into membership in the Body of Christ. Baptism takes place in the context of the Holy Eucharist on Sundays, Feast Days and during the seasons of Easter and Pentecost. During the service of Baptism, all members of the Cathedral renew their own baptismal vows and welcome the newly baptized into…Read More »
Church services at the Cathedral are about expressing gratitude to God for the gift of his Son and for the blessings bestowed upon us. We pray together. We confess our sins and receive God’s absolution together. Together, we hear God's Word along with a homily interpreting the message and making it relevant in our everyday lives. We participate in Holy Communion together. We sh…Read More »
Music in the Episcopal Church has long been part of the Church's history and is woven into the fabric of St. Paul's Cathedral. Music transcends restrictions of time and place and takes us to a plane where, as written in Hymn 420, "How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!"
With that, opportuni…Read More »
Confirming one’s faith in the Church marks an important chapter in the Christian life. Confirmation Class prepares young people and adults to make a public affirmation of their Baptismal vows. Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is one of several spiritual markers and includes the Bishop laying hands upon one’s head and praying for the Holy Spirit to uphold this person i…Read More »
Lifelong relationships - of all kinds - are a gift to the world. Preparing for an unwavering commitment is a time of great joy. St. Paul's Cathedral joins in both the celebration and also in the preparations for a very special day. To be married in the Church is not about setting up new living arrangements, rather it is about the process of evolving in…
Many of the important liturgical functions of our church services are entrusted to the laity, calling upon the gifts of many different people serving together to the glory of God.