The Season of Creation
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is joining other members of the Anglican Communion in the ecumenical movement known as the Season of Creation. This is a time in which we pray and act for better stewardship of our environment. The Season runs from September 1 through the Feast of St. Francis on October 4. Every week the Cathedral will send out a brief meditation along with a prayer that you can use throughout the week as we approach care of creation with greater intention. We will also look at ways that we as individuals and as a church community can be better stewards of God’s gifts to us. For further information and conversation, please see The Rev. Sr. Veronica Mary.
DLECTRICITY™ Returns September 22 + 23, 2017!
DLECTRICITY, inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, presented two major light-based art + technology festivals in 2012 and 2014. Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration took place along the Woodward Corridor. Attendees were immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, 3D video mapping, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance.
In 2014, DLECTRICITY showcased over 40 internationally acclaimed, local, and emerging artists from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Attendance doubled from its inaugural year–from 75,000 in 2012 to 150,000 in 2014. Participants in the Light Bike Parade also more than doubled and drew over 3,000 individuals in this 4-mile route.
DLECTRICITY was inspired by Detroit’s very own Electric Park, formerly located on the site of what is now Gabriel Richard Park. From 1906 until 1928, Detroit Electric Park served as a major attraction, beginning as a trolley park and later expanding into an dazzling amusement park with the development of electrification
The Cathedral will host two artists this year. Learn more HERE
The Cathedral Singers will join the Choir of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. for the opening concert of the University of Michigan Fall Organ Conference. This year’s conference is dedicated to the music of Louis Vierne, and is being co-hosted by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. The opening concert in the sumptuous acoustic of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral will include Vierne’s Messe solennelle and Tantum ergo, as well as his Les Angelus for soprano and organ. The ladies of the Cathedral Singers will be joined by organist Joseph Balistreri for Olivier Latry’s Versets on Salve Regina and organist Naki Sung Kripfgans will perform Vierne’s Marche triomphale for organ and brass quintet.
The evening continues in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. with a gala organ recital played by American concert organist Martin Jean, who will perform Vierne’s stirring Symphonie V and Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie Romane.
Sunday, October 1
Opening Concert at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 4:00 p.m.
Gala Organ Concert by Martin Jean in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Annual Veteran’s Day Service
Sun., Nov. 12 at 4pm