Worship & 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 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 the com…Read More »
A series of articles on the liturgical practices of the church written by Dr. Gil Haas of St. Pauls.
Our worship life at the Cathedral is about giving God thanks and praise for the blessings that God bestows upon us. We pray together. We confess our sins and receive God’s absolution. We hear the Word of God and a message of interpretation and encouragement related to the passages. We participate in the Sacraments of the Church. We listen to beautiful music and sing the praise …Read More »
Music in the worship of God has long been part and parcel of the Church's history. Music transcends restrictions of time and place and takes us to a plane where, "How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!" (in the words of Hymn 420). Opportunities abound for your participation in the Music P…Read More »
Confirming one’s faith in the Church is an important stage in Christian life. Confirmation Class prepares youth and adults to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism. Confirmation in the Episcopal Church includes the Bishop laying hands upon one’s head and praying for the Holy Spirit to uphold this person in h…Read More »
Lifelong covenant relationships are very special. Preparing to be married is a time of great joy. The Cathedral joins in your celebration and preparations. This is a time of the I and the You become the We. This means seeing the world with a new perspective and choosing to live in a different way... living as one in the Covenant of Marriage. To be mar…
When the faithful of our community gather for worship, we become a visible sign of the Body of Christ. Many of the important liturgical functions of our services are entrusted to the laity, calling upon many gifts from many different people acting together.