Fridays in Lent
Starting, Friday, Feb. 20.
Stations of the Cross
EC – An Exploration of Christianity & The Episcopal Church – Sunday afternoons, February 22 through March 29, 12:45 – 2:15. Our goals are simple: Join Dean Hunter to learn about God, Christianity and the Church, to deepen (or discover) our faith, and to have fun. Honest questioning and even doubts are encouraged, if you have them. God always responds when we declare them. We are here to discover and to learn about Christianity, Episcopal Church style
Tolkien & Lewis: The Struggle for Words that Connect Life’s Experience with God – Wednesday evenings, February 25 through March 25, 7:00-8:30. This conversational experience will take in Good, Evil, the Problem of Pain, and the Relationship between Impersonality and Personal Experience through discussions of art, novels, and poetry. We will use the lives and works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as the launch point to explore these critical life topics. Joining Dean Hunter will be Dr. Michael Stone-Richards, Professor of Critical Theory, Literature, and Visual Studies at the College for Creative Studies , and Dean Jerry Herron, Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, and Professor of English Literature, at Wayne State University. The Cathedral Community and public are invited. (No major outside reading or books will be required but suggested readings, including poetry, will be offered.)
Tuesday Night Series Join Kit Ilardi in Lent beginning on February 24, for her new class: Reading the Gospels in the Dark – Portrayals of Jesus in Film. The class will focus on how film makers throughout the last century viewed Jesus. We will be watching clips from about twelve movies about Jesus and we will read all four gospels during the class. The class begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the class at 6:30 and concludes about 8:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be collected to help defray the cost of the food. Please call Kit at 313.833.4415 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lenten Quiet Afternoon
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Come spend a couple of hours in the quiet of the Cathedral with meditation-reflections inspired by the poem Pilgrims’ Hymn by Michael Dennis Browne. Dean Hunter will offer short reflections with the intervening time spent in the quiet of this majestic and inspiring space. Pray with an icon, ponder a stained glass image, contemplate the lives of saints depicted in wood and stone, or be swept up in the vastness of God as embodied by the Cathedral itself. The time is really time for you. Use it as you choose in the journey from ashes, to the upper room, to the Garden of Gethsemane and stone pavement, to Golgotha and the rock hewn tomb, to the Easter dawn.
Choral Evensong in March
The service of Choral Evensong will be offered next on Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m., the Rev’d Canon Jonathan Sams, Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, will be our featured preacher.
Re-imagining the Household of God 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This new event brings together the best elements of two previous diocesan events — Becoming the Household of God and Ministry Fair. Our theme is “Re-imagining the Household of God,” focusing on what it means to be the Household of God and how we reach out to meet the needs of God’s people beyond our doors. The keynote speaker, Tom Brackett, is missioner for church planting and ministry development for the Episcopal Church. Those who attended “Requiem or Renaissance” in December heard what an impressive and inspiring a speaker he is. Tom’s bio can be found at: http://www.collegeforbishops.org/assets/1145/brackett_bio.pdf
The Cathedral Choirs will participate in the Three Cathedrals Choral Festival in London Ontario on Friday May 1- Sunday May 3rd.
For more information, please visit their website HERE.