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MARCH 12, 2021

Spring Forward Daylight saving

Daylight saving time in Indiana will start at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 14th. Remember to set your clocks ahead an hour!

Holy Week
Sign Up Soon for In-Person Worship

Christ Church Cathedral will host three in-person worship options during Holy Week that will complement our continuing online worship services. To ensure the safety of all, capacity will be restricted at each service. Participants will be required to register in advance and bring their own lawn chairs. As always, masks must be worn at all times.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
March 28
10 am in English on our lawn and online
1 pm in Spanish on our lawn and online

Maundy Thursday Worship
April 1
7 pm in English and Spanish online

Good Friday Worship liturgy
April 2
12 pm in English on our lawn and online
6:30 pm in Spanish at Riverside Park and online

The Great Vigil of Easter
April 3
7 pm in English and Spanish on the lawn at Episcopal Church of All Saints, 16th and Central Avenue

Easter Sunday
April 4
8 am teleworship
10 am in English online
1 pm in Spanish online

All Holy Week services are contingent upon temperate weather and a continued decline of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate in Marion County. Any changes, cancellations, or updates to our Holy Week worship services will be communicated by email to registered attendees, and we do ask that you check your email for any updates prior to attending.

Questions? Call (317) 636-4577

Online registration will be available March 21-26.

Sunday Lenten Coffee Talk

SUNDAYS @ 11-11:45 AM

As we walk together through the wilderness, we need the energy and joy of good companions to accompany us. Pour yourself a second (or third) cuppa and join us for a lively Zoom conversation about each Sunday’s Scripture lessons and sermon from 11:00-11:45 a.m.. What did you hear? What sticks with you, and where are you still pondering? What is God inviting you to do next?

Introduction to Progressive Christianity Continues


Looking for a short Lenten refresher? Join Dean Gray Lesesne for an overview of what it means to be an open-minded follower of Jesus Christ who loves, serves, and includes all people, no exceptions. We’ll explore: What are the foundations of an open-minded faith? What in the Bible supports this viewpoint? How do you align your daily living with progressive Christian precepts?

Centering Prayer at the Cathedral

Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God? Contemplative prayer is a way to experience God in quietness of spirit. It is God’s personal and unique gift to us, and has been a part of our Christian heritage for centuries. If we are open to the gift of contemplation, it may profoundly affect our daily life.

Centering prayer is a particular type of contemplative prayer that connects us with God in sacred silence. Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to offer both a weekly group practice of centering prayer, and a half-day workshop to introduce you to centering prayer if it is new to your experience of spiritual practice.

Weekly Centering Prayer Practice


Every week our Cathedral Centering Prayer Group gathers for an hour of rest in God’s presence, meeting God in the sound of sheer silence. We begin each week with a brief check in with everyone, followed by a spiritual reading and 20 minutes of silent meditation, concluded by the Lord’s Prayer together. Learn more about Centering Prayer in our upcoming workshop and consider joining us.

Centering Prayer Workshop

SATURDAY, MARCH 27 @ 9 AM  – 12:30 PM

This half-day workshop will:

  • present the method of the Centering Prayer
  • help us to understand the indwelling Presence of God within each of us and our intimate relationship with that Presence
  • explore its benefits in ordinary life

Time will be allowed for the practice of centering prayer. All are welcome to attend and participate!


Lauren Good

as Executive Coordinator

We’re pleased to announce that Lauren Good has joined the Cathedral staff as the Executive Coordinator. Her primary duties will be to assist Dean Gray Lesesne and Crystal Stone and to help with communications and the membership database. Some of you may remember Lauren from her previous time at the Cathedral as the Worship and Music Assistant from 2001 to 2013. We’re very pleased to welcome her back!

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This week, the Indiana State Department of Health expanded the eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 50 and older, or a patient identified as having highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you can now register online or call 211.

In the Wilderness: Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, François Couperin


The lamentations of Jeremiah have been set to music for use during holy week by a myriad of composers, but French baroque composer François Couperin’s setting from 1714 eclipses the rest in capturing the pain Jeremiah feels at the destruction of Jerusalem. Cellist Joanna Blendulf, Sopranos Chloe Boelter and Paulina Francisco, and organist Christopher Caruso-Lynch present this timeless chamber music to prepare us for passiontide.

Sacred Space Yoga


Sacred Space Yoga classes are accessible and welcoming to everyone regardless of experience level.  Updates can be found on the Sacred Space Yoga Facebook page, as well as videos of past yoga classes.

Parents, take our Christian Formation survey!

Parents, we’d like your thoughts as we prepare for Christian Formation programs and staffing later this spring for our children and youth.  We want to help all of our parents to find ways to live into your spiritual gifts as Christians, and to create gatherings for our young people that are both formative and life-giving. Please take a moment to complete this short survey as soon as possible.

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