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Schedule and study materials for Lent

Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis

Companions in the Wilderness:

A Lenten Journey through Prose and Poetry

Led by Tom Kryder-Reid

Four Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 24, 31 • In the Parish Hall

Dinner 6:00 • Program 6:45-8:00

Dear ‘Companions in the Wilderness’ participants-

As a reminder if you attended this evening’s session, and as an update if you couldn’t, please replace the original course schedule I gave you with the one attached and note that our remaining two sessions are rescheduled to these dates:
  • Tuesday, April 14
  • Tuesday, April 21
We’ll meet, as previously, in the parish hall for dinner at 6 followed by the session from 6:45 to 8:00.
I explained this evening that my family’s long-standing plans to visit our daughter in France have–like many events nowadays–been ‘thrown for a loop’ by the current Coronavirus scare and advisable precautions. So after our return on March 21, I’ll take a voluntary 14-day ‘sabbatical’ from all Christ Church Cathedral group activities, including our study group.
I thank you for your understanding, commend you to your own self-care during these uncertain times, and look forward to resuming our conversations when Lent’s shadows give way to Easter’s light. Meanwhile, I pray we’ll all find blessings in this strange ‘neutral zone’ we’re living through now.
To your health–

March 3               With Moses and Wanderers: Dynamics of Transition

William Bridges, “Getting Them Through the Wilderness” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (with guide for

biblical references)

John V. Hicks, “Ash Wednesday

Mary Oliver, “Ropes


March 10             With Psalmists and Strugglers: Pathos of the Journey

Psalms 88, 137, 130

Naomi Shihab Nye, “I Feel Sorry For Jesus“; “Kindness

Nikki Giovanni, “The Artist


March 17              Mid-Lent respite-class does not meet


April 14             With Jesus in his Passion

and Anthony Ray Hinton in his Prison: The Sun Does Shine*

Mark 11:1-19; 13:1 – 15:47

Anthony Ray Hinton (with Lara Love Hardin), The Sun Does Shine,

St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018 NOTE: A full book-begin reading early

John V. Hicks, “Meditation on an Empty Shore


April 24            With the Godly and the Ungodly: The Son Does Shine

Fleming Rutledge, “Mrs Hammer, Mrs Durr, Brother Will and the word

of Faith,” Virginia Theological Seminary commencement, May 1999

Gregory Pappas, “Three Greek Orthodox Hierarchs

Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust in Their Country

Mick Cochrane, “Last Lecture

Patrick Kavanaugh, “A Lover’s Lenten Dream


* Optional related reading: Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy, Spiegel & Grau, 2014