The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · November 4, 2018
OPEN SACRED PLACES IN A VIOLENT WORLD By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral Like all people of good faith, I was horrified and pained by the violent murder of eleven people during worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. I, and all people of good faith, denounce all such acts of hateful violence. When I came to church on the following Sunday, I anticipated questions and concerns about our own security here at the Cathedral of St. Philip. I walked past our familiar verse that the Cathedral is “a house of prayer for all people.” But, after places of worship have been terrorized, we might ask the question from a different point of view. Is the Cathedral really open to all people? I know we say, “Yes,” in our initial and sincere welcome. But, over time, my answer is “No,” the Cathedral is not open to all people. In fact, we at the Cathedral have asked people to leave. In our stewardship and care for all of God’s people, we have found some people’s behavior to be unacceptable and forbidden here. The latest person we asked to leave was harassing and abusing women. We had a history of telling him his behavior was unacceptable, but he persisted. Now, he is not allowed on the campus. Last year, a man was here, constantly interrupting conversations and classes with obnoxious and abusive comments about foreigners and immigrants, using profanity. He genuinely scared people. We, our Cathedral canons, warned him over several weeks that his behavior was not allowed here; he failed to regulate himself, and then we told him to leave. He has not been back. There are others. Yes, we are open to all people here. But we are not open to all behavior. The canons and staff of the Cathedral know when visitors, and sometimes even parishioners, are crossing the line of Christian grace and civility. Our responsibility is to be stewards of safety in this sacred place. We do not enjoy asking, and even ordering, people to leave this place. But we have done so, and we probably will, again. For the record, we have had an armed off-duty police officer patrolling our Cathedral campus on Sundays, for some time. On certain occasions, that officer is also here on weekdays and evenings. Our Preschool doors, in particular, are always locked, throughout the entire day. Only staff have entry keys. Still, we know that our beautiful and sacred campus is a public space. We were not built to be a fortress. We were built to be open and inviting to all. We depend upon a community, God’s gracious people, to help order and protect our prayer. In fact, we were built to be a place of celebration and sanctuary in the midst of a world that can be chaotic and painful. On the Saturday evening after the synagogue massacre, I ran across a post from a Jewish friend of mine, a rabbi, who happened to be in a New York hotel that Saturday night, observing a bar mitzvah ceremony. He saw festive celebration, with Jews dancing the hora and lifting up people on a chair. He realized, even in his pain, that “joy is an act of resistance.” Even in pain, they were celebrating something. That image, as communicated to me through my rabbi friend, has stayed with me. In the face of senseless tragedy, we certainly suffer and lament. There is no justification for it. However, our traditions and ritual also offer the solace of prayer and public celebration. One might say that celebrating our faith makes no sense in situations of violence and suffering. But, on the other hand, celebrating our faith makes all the sense in the world. Sometimes it can be our only response. I am committed to the Cathedral of St. Philip being an open place where faith and prayer are indeed celebrated, in good times and in bad. We belong to a different kingdom here at the Cathedral, a kingdom beyond violence and abuse and evil, beyond secular partisanships, and beyond ourselves. It is an honor to practice that faith, week in and week out, sometimes joyfully and sometimes painfully. We practice faith here. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who travail and are heavy laden; and I will refresh you.”
NOVEMBER 4, 2018 · The Sunday after All Saints’, Year B Isaiah 25:6-9 · Psalm 24 · Revelation 21:1-6a · John 11:32-44
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST AND BAPTISM, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Choristers and Staff Singers: J.R. Daniels, How shall I sing that Majesty? Gabriel Fauré, “In Paradisum” from Requiem Baptism: Blair Ann Sabulis, daughter of Bailey and Sam Sabulis
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST AND BAPTISMS, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Baptisms: Annelise Hope Burns, daughter of Sara and Brett Burns Claire Ashmore Burns, daughter of Sara and Brett Burns
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST AND BAPTISMS, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Cathedral Choir: William Harris, Bring us, O Lord God Edgar Bainton, And I saw a new heaven Baptisms: Elizabeth Cary Alexander, daughter of Christina and Cary Alexander Charles Edward Beckham, son of Stephanie and Brian Beckham Saxon Katherine Harrison, daughter of Serena and Scott Harrison Lillian Marie Meherally, daughter of Eva and Danny Meherally Lillian Lybrook Mothershead, daughter of Monica and Parker Mothershead Shepherd Thomas Mothershead, son of Monica and Parker Mothershead Thomas Riker Villagomez, son of Kathryn and Isaac Villagomez
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval
4 P.M. CHORAL REQUIEM EUCHARIST FOR ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Gabriel Fauré, Requiem
Adult EDUCATION Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL Child Hall Led by Canon George Maxwell
LIVING FAITH: FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE BIBLE AGAIN Room 120 Led by Canon Lauren Holder and Canon Cathy Zappa
THE PATH OF COMPASSION Room 239 Led by Canon Carolynne Williams and seminarian Caroline Carson
MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS WEDDINGS Ciara Rowley and Andre Castenell, married October 13, 2018 Alina Rojek and Donald Peacock, married October 20, 2018 Laney Pait and Robert Redfearn, married October 20, 2018
DEATHS Nancy Suber Hawthorne, wife of Rowland Hawthorne, mother of Anna Henry (Rob), grandmother of Ellie, Caroline, Lily Cate, and Maxwell Henry, died October 17, 2018
OUR TRUE SELVES Room 240
Led by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY Room 122 Led by Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis
BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356; 1:15–2:45 p.m. Led by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
Cathedral PRESCHOOL The Cathedral Preschool is delighted to register students ages 18 months through kindergarten, beginning November 5 and ending January 11. Registration can be done quickly and easily online at thecathedralpreschool.org. We have a few remaining tour dates, scheduled for November 6, 12, and 29. For more information or if you have any questions about registration or tours at the Preschool, contact Lisa Wilson, email@example.com, or Laurie Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CATHEDRAL of ST. PHILIP
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Rev. Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Education and Worship The Rev. John William Harkins III, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval, Deacon for Hispanic Ministries The Rev. Theophus “Thee” Smith, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Carolynne G. Williams, Canon Associate for Pastoral Care and Elder Ministry Austin Hall, Senior Warden Doug O’Bryan, Junior Warden
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United Thank OFFERING GIVE THANKS WITH UTO UTO Ingathering November 18 Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this fall by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering. UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests, and each year over $2.5 million dollars is received through UTO offerings. Here are some ways you and your family can participate: • Pick up a Blue Box this Sunday in the Atrium and place it in a prominent place in your home like the kitchen counter or wherever you keep your keys and wallet. • Every night during dinner, go around the table and share one thing for which you are truly grateful that day. Pass around the Blue Box and insert some coins or dollars to express your gratitude. • When saying prayers in the morning or at night, make a ritual offering to thank God for being there to hear your prayers.
Let the children put a coin in the box for every accomplishment they can share from their day at school. • Ask every family member to make a donation in thanks for a person they love who has brought joy into their lives. Ingathering is Sunday, November 18. Having spent several weeks adding daily offerings of thanks to your Blue Box, on Saturday, November 17, you can open it and count your offerings. Write a check for your total amount, payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line), and bring it to church where you will receive a UTO envelope for the offering plate. Or, you can make a contribution at the Atrium kiosk or online at stphilipscathedral. org/contribute. Then, take your empty Blue Box and keep the tradition alive until the spring ingathering day.
SMART DRIVER COURSE
ATLANTA SYMPHONY BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Join us at the Cathedral Thursday, November 15 for the AARP's Smart Driver course. The course is a six-hour refresher aimed at motorists 50 years old and older. Some of the objectives of the class include understanding the effects of aging on driving; learning driving strategies that take into account the changes we experience as we age; and a number of other topics designed to make you a safer driver. At the completion of the class, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your automobile insurance policy. Class begins at 9 a.m. and will be completed by 4 p.m. There will be an hour break for lunch. Feel free to bring a lunch. The cost for AARP members is $15 and $20 for nonmembers, paid at the door by cash or check. You must bring your AARP card to receive the discount. You may sign up by calling the Information Desk at 404365-1000. If you have additional questions, contact the course instructor, Stratton Leedy, at 404-237-8910.
Certain to be one of the most delightful and thrilling musical events of the season again this year, the Atlanta Symphony Brass returns to present its second annual holiday concert, Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.! The program will feature some of the finest arrangements for brass ensemble and percussion, including traditional holiday carols and beloved standards from the symphonic orchestra repertoire. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section is venerated worldwide as one of the finest in North America. These musicians hail from all corners of the United States and were selected to be a part of this long-standing tradition of excellence by way of audition for a panel of ASO brass players alongside the music director. It is sure to be an evening of wonderful music and world-class musicianship! Get your tickets today at cathedralATL.org/concerts.
The Feast of ALL SAINTS CHORAL REQUIEM EUCHARIST FOR ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED All are invited to attend our annual Choral Eucharist on All Saints’ Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m. This year we will observe this holy occasion with the ancient and image-rich texts of the Requiem as set to music by Gabriel Fauré. The orchestra, underwritten by our Friends of Cathedral Music, will use Fauré’s original, most intimate orchestration for strings, harp, French horns, and timpani. This is music of transcendent beauty, which generations of Christians have found to offer a profound glimpse of the hope, peace, and surpassing joy of heaven. At this service we will remember by name all those friends and members of the Cathedral whose names have appeared in our prayers for the departed during the past year. Whether or not you have recently lost a loved one, it will be a meaningful opportunity to give thanks for the communion of saints who have gone before, and to contemplate the hope and promise of eternal life. Carolyn Herman Alexander
Margery Hutchinson Evans
Sang Ho Kim
Mary Kathleen Russ
Joseph Choate League, Jr.
Charles Ambrosavage, Jr. Carol Dendy Axnick Bill Baldwin
John H. Banzhaf
John Chapman Barnes, Sr. Kathy Beard
Cathy Beasley Michael Beck
Dora Faye Beasley Bell
George Arthur Bird, Sr. Susan Bridge Blair Alec Bond
David William Boone
William Henry Trotter Bush Patricia Born Campbell Luisa Villareal Cantu
Dock Daniel Carithers, Jr. Catherine Carson Wendy Clemente Ginny Collins Sally Coulter
Charles Henry Cox Marian E. Dabney
William R. Damron Reba Darr
Brenda Dickerson Brooks Drake
Frances M. Duncan Vivian Eckman
Leila Lane Ewing
Amy Margaret Feuss Herbert Fisher
Ann Carol Followill Austin Ford Dexter Foss
Nancy Pruitt Garwood Hilda Kipps Geist
Hilda Sayer Gibson Raymond Glover
Kathleen Jane Hansell Green Nan Guest
Bill Hammond, Jr. Dan Hancock
Nancy Suber Hawthorne
Shirley Anne Knox Heermann Howard Clinton Higley
Stanley Powell Houghton Catherine Hurst Ed Irvin
Billy Lewis Ivey Larry Jackson John Jenkins
Aubrey Robert Johnson Audrey Rita Jones Amanda Juhl
Donald J. Juhl
William W. Kelly, Sr.
Margaret Winders Kuhn Mildred Rand Lines Jean Loveridge
Sam Neville MacBean Jaqueline Marcotte John Matonis
Jane Strickland May
David Kingsley McCarthy Marion McCleary
Robert Prince McCormick III Doris Elaine McEachern Ed McCrady
Fred McGranahan Joyce McLamara
Georgia Lynne Meagher Preston Roy Miller, Jr.
Richard Coates Miller Bill Moldovan Powell Moore
Rex Morris, Jr.
Katherine Lester Mostellar Don Neal
Betty Page Northington Jean Paul
Mary Causby Placido
John Hancock Plunkett Jackson Posey Julia Rowan
Anna Lee Sandoval
James Earl Scott, Jr.
John Walden Severence Wade King Sims, Sr.
Dona Singletary Sorenson Lyda Sorgini Jack Srouji
Richard B. Stallcup
David Arthur Staveley Beth Hall Stedman Joe Kendall Steele David Stills
Anne Louise Stovall Emily H. Strickland Robert Stringer
Mary Barr Turino Sidney Ulmer
James D. Wallace, Jr. Kevin M. Watson
James Anthony Weir Elizabeth Welden Al Wester
Susu D'Huyvetter Wimbley Judy Wofford Althea Wolf
Barbara Bentley Wylly Thomas Charles Zay
Episcopal Church WOMEN SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANTIQUES SHOW The Cathedral Antiques Show, an Atlanta tradition, returns for its 48th year, celebrating all things English with the theme “London Calling.” Tickets and more information are available now at cathedralantiques.org. Wednesday, January 23: Preview Party. Be the first to see the show at this gala celebration! Thursday–Saturday, January 24–26: The Show and Flower Festival. Dealers bring fine furniture, art, jewelry, porcelain, silver, and rugs from across the country. Vernon’s Road Show offers verbal appraisals of your personal treasures. The Flower Festival displays floral masterpieces throughout the Cathedral and brings back the wildly entertaining Iron Floral Competition.
Thursday, January 24: Lecture Series with Ben Pentreath and Nina Campbell. These acclaimed British designers and authors count rock stars and members of the royal family among their elite clientele. Friday, January 25: Lecture Series with Charlie McCormick and Paula Pryke. In the world of floral design, these British designers, event stylists, and authors are the top tastemakers. Saturday, January 26: Young Collectors’ Home Tour. Bold design in intimate spaces.
2019 Chair Elspeth Willcoxon and Chair-Elect Jenny McClure invite you to save the dates for the Cathedral Antiques Show.
Sunday, January 27: Tour of Homes. Extraordinary Atlanta residences showcasing the finest in architecture, interior design, and timeless style.
SPIRITUALITY CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY GROUP OFFERING Contemplative living is a way of being in the world with an attention to the awareness of God’s presence in our lives. This group, led by Barbara Pendergrast (a spiritual director, chaplain, and Cathedral parishioner), invites us to practice listening to self and each other differently, to become more familiar with contemplative ways of being in the world, to practice staying present with self and others in those places that we want to change or fix in ourselves and others, to be introduced to literature and learning around contemplative writers and practitioners, to form spiritual community, and to have the opportunity to receive God’s love through setting aside intentional time for that awareness. We will learn different forms of contemplative prayer such as centering prayer, welcoming prayer, Lectio Divina, the labyrinth, and Thomas Keating’s teachings on true/false self. In addition, the group will practice silent prayer each gathering and have an opportunity to check in (optional), holding one another’s stories with the response of holy silence. We will meet in the Lanier House living room on Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m., bi-monthly, for nine gatherings beginning Thursday, January 10. The text we will be reading together is Kitchen Table Wisdom, Stories that Heal, by Rachel Naomi Remen. The cost of the offering is $180 for the nine weeks with the idea that those interested are intentional about participating in the whole offering. The group will be limited to twelve participants. For questions or more information contact Barbara Pendergrast at email@example.com.
10TH ANNUAL SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE
Exploring Creative and Relevant Ways of Practicing Justice, Healing, and Love: A Day with the Rev. Becca Stevens SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 9:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Becca Stevens’ life and work illustrate the healing power of love and of story. Join us for this incredible opportunity! We will spend the day in intentional acts that promote the healing and justice corollaries of love. This includes storytelling, creating healing oils and participating in a justice tea ceremony.
STEWARDSHIP You should have received a pledge packet in the mail last week. Prayerfully consider your 2019 offering and
Will you walk with us? In his homecoming sermon this year, Dean Sam Candler provided a powerful framework for thinking about what we have to offer to God, each other, and ourselves. As he has said many times over, we all have something to offer to God—our joy, our sadness, our voices, our quiet. And he went on to say, “Love is our offering. Love is what we give to. Love is where we make our offerings.” This community exists because of generations of parishioners that have loved, and offered, and given
bring your pledge card to the ingathering—at all services on Sunday, November 11!
to the church. We walk in love—offering what we can—presence, comforting words, financial support. This is our love in action and we hope you’ll join us!
Sara & Donnie Chapman Holly Kiely 2019 Stewardship Chairs
Andi & Doug O’Bryan
PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS Harris Allen • T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • Kaye Cairney • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • Lawrence Cowart • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty
Dukehart • Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Philip Gwynn • William Ham • Jane Hannah • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Harris • Louise Kan • Elaine Lyon • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Charlie Neal • Paul O'Connor • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and Wayne Reid • Pamela
Reid • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis "Skip" Schueddig • Peggy (Margaret) Shaw • Jim Segars • Ruth Swanson • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Bettina Bass • John Blanchett • Robin Blanchett • Alice Calvert • Jamie Carswell • Andrew Clark • Carleton
Fuller • Jean-Francois de Gautret • Katharine Alexander Golding • Peggy Govan • Joshua Green • Clark
Groseth • John Hall • Bobby Hearn • Greg Hentz • Liz Grant Hilton • Earl Holman • Sun Ja Kim • Grace Lawson • Betty C. Lyons • Brian Makuck • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Eric Merrifield • Malcolm Moore • Andy Nelson • Irene Nesper • Elizabeth Stone Pelly • Betty and Bill Poole •
Frank Roth • James Sands • Patricia Schooley • James Smith • Jeff Straw • Tina Susco • Hubert Tate, Sr. •
Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Christi Vasquez • Peter Veverka • Nina Vila • Ron M. Wallace • Jacqueline Watkins • Susan Wellman • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Nancy Suber Hawthorne • Donald J. Juhl Jr. • Marion McCleary • Kevin M. Watson
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Congregational LIFE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ART PROJECT The whole Cathedral community is invited to participate in the making of a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art installation of remembrance. The next two Sundays and throughout the week, you’ll find a table in the Atrium with bright strips of fabric and markers. Please write the name of a loved one who has died—or several loved ones—on a strip of fabric. We will gather all the brightly colored remembrances and hang them up on the railing of the Atrium for all to see. It will be a celebration of color and light and life and love. If you’d like to learn more about Día de los Muertos, swing by the Cathedral Book Store, watch the movie Coco, or come to our 11:15 a.m. Spanish service on Sunday, November 4.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL BOOK STORE Wednesday, November 14 | 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Mark your calendars! Most items in the store will be 20% off for this one day only. Come and get your Christmas cards, ornaments, nativities, Cheecans and more. And, bring a friend to the sale, too!
IN CONCERT AT THE CATHEDRAL
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 7:30 PM Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music VOCES8 is one of the most sensational new choirs on the international music scene, having earned its place as a firstrank chamber ensemble through stunningly beautiful video recordings for YouTube, music streaming services, and tours throughout the world. This first ever Atlanta performance by VOCES8 will be an evening not to be missed!
TICKETS AT CATHEDRALATL.ORG/CONCERTS OR THE CATHEDRAL BOOK STORE
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