Lent 2021 at Christ Church Cathedral
If ever we needed to move from disorder to order, from despair to hope, Lent 2021 is it. After more than a year in pandemic quarantine, none of us are strangers to the wilderness road. As spring approaches, as more of us receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and as days lengthen, the Cathedral community joyfully walks together through the wilderness during this forty day season, with our hearts firmly set on the joy and splendor of Easter.
Ways to engage:
Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer
Every weekday at 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., our Cathedral community pauses to pray on Facebook Live. As we make our way together through the wilderness of Lent, these short services serve as an oasis of refreshment and renewal. Set your phone alarm to join us, and offer your prayers in the comments during the services.
Each weekday morning, a member of the Cathedral’s clergy offers an email meditation for these wilderness times. As winter starts to fade and as spring emerges, our intention is that each of us begins to experience the light and joy that will come with the new life of Easter. However, to get to Easter, we must first walk through the wilderness, and our daily devotions will serve as bread for the journey. If you’re not already receiving the devotions, email us and we’ll add you to our list.
Sunday Lenten Coffee Talk
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?
Are you new to Christ Church Cathedral? Welcome! CCC 101 is our new on-ramp course to plug in more deeply, learn more about us, and help you make connections. We will meet virtually via Zoom on Sunday evenings from 4:00-5:30 p.m. beginning February 21 and running for 3 weeks, through March 7. It is our basic “membership information class,” though, of course, there is no pressure to join anything. Instead, CCC 101 is a space for storytelling, pondering questions, trying on spiritual practices and learning about CCC, the Episcopal Church and the Christian tradition in the context of community. Register now to be with us.
FORMACIÓN CRISTIANA 101
Introduction to Progressive Christianity
Spring Music Series
Mark your calendar to enjoy world class music that has always been a hallmark of Christ Church Cathedral. Enjoy these performances from the comfort of your home through Facebook Live or cccindy.org/live-music
February 27, 6:30pm Video Premiere
Chamber music for strings and organ
Join us for an evening of chamber music for strings and continuo. CCC welcomes baroque violinists Sarah Cranor, Alice Culin-Ellison, Alejandro Gomez Guillen, and cellist Joanna Blendulf for a program of charming, and often quirky, chamber music, including Pachabel’s Canon like you’ve never heard it before!
March 27, 6:30pm Video Premiere
The lamentations of Jeramiah 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 Jeramiah 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.