Worship

While guided by Episcopalian traditions and structures, Christ Church Cathedral welcomes the exploration of faith. Parishioners grow spiritually at their own pace, and are encouraged to find a service that best fits their needs. CCC offers four distinct Sunday worship services, and also holds weekday services. Be sure to check out our sermon podcasts as well, and hear how we pray together and experience God’s love as a congregation.

SUNDAY WORSHIP
SUNDAY WORSHIP

We reflect on Holy Scripture and celebrate Holy Communion in a reverent and formal service that’s never stuffy or stiff. This is a choral service with lots of singing by our choirs and by the congregation. Individuals may be inspired, comforted, or challenged by the sermon, but are free to respond to it as their conscious calls. All who seek Christ are welcome to communion. Nursery care is also available, and education opportunities are available September through May, with coffee and refreshments available on the lawn in the summer.

We are one congregation worshiping in two languages. The same service as the 10 a.m. service, but in Spanish. The music provided by the Coro Hispano and guitarists is joyful and lively. Even if you don’t speak Spanish very well, you will be welcomed warmly. On the first Sunday of each month, there is a fiesta afterward; it has the best Latino food in Indy!

A reflective service of Holy Scripture and Holy Communion. While there is no music and the service is shorter, the welcome is warm. Before the service, there is an opportunity to serve homeless individuals, who are welcomed into our parish hall for food and fellowship.

A deep breath before Monday: Sacred Space and Story. A candlelit evening service with Holy Communion. Music from the Americas.

WEEKDAY WORSHIP
WEEKDAY WORSHIP

A reflective, prayerful service that celebrates the beauty of morning. The 15-minute service includes a scripture reading; excerpts from the psalter; and prayers for the church, the diocese, and the city.

A mid-day, 30-minute service ideal for those who live and work downtown. Clergy members offer scripture readings, a brief homily, and the Holy Eucharist. Monday services also include anointing with holy oil.

A reverent, end-of-the-day service that includes two scripture readings, as well as readings from the psalter. The 15-minute service honors the day’s events through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.

CHORAL EVENSONG
CHORAL EVENSONG

Evensong is modeled after the English cathedral tradition of choral worship. The choir provides resonant, beautiful music, and the congregation participates through prayerful listening. Liturgy includes the recitation of psalms and readings from the Bible.

SPECIAL WORSHIP
SPECIAL WORSHIP

Throughout the year, CCC holds special worship services that honor Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. During the season of Advent, we find peace during the hectic holiday season. We pray, reflect, and wait for Christmas Eve, when we celebrate the birth of Christ with a Christmas Pageant and Midnight Mass. We begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, when we offer “Ashes on the Go” on the sidewalk in front of the church. Holy Week includes a bilingual service on Maundy Thursday and two solemn services on Good Friday. The Great Vigil of Easter celebrates Christ’s resurrection, and includes the renewal of baptismal vows and joyful music and choral accompaniment. A children’s Easter egg hunt is also held outside on the lawn.

SERMON PODCASTS
SERMON PODCASTS

In search of a particular sermon? Curious to hear what Christ Church Cathedral is all about? Then be sure to check out our archive here. Thank you for choosing to worship with us, whether online or in person!