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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · December 2, 2018

NOMINEES FOR THE CHAPTER CLASS OF 2021 The Cathedral Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates, approved by the Chapter, to be voted on by the parish at the annual Parish Meeting, which will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 10 a.m. in Child Hall. Austin Hall continues his two-year term as Senior Warden. The Nominating Committee has nominated Dorsey Delong for Junior Warden. Their biographies are on page 4.



Teddi has been a member of the Cathedral since

Haven has been a Cathedral member for 46 years.

Guild and a member of the Cathedral Preschool

Green Apron Guild, Preschool and Two-Year Old

2015, and is currently outreach chair of St. Monica’s board. She also chaired the Preschool Director

Search Committee. Professionally, she works for The Lovett School as an instructional coach for

faculty and staff, K–12th grades. Teddi also has a

creative and entrepreneurial side expressed through

jewelry design and sales for her company, Bair Designs. She and her

husband, Chris Bair, have 2 children: Mims (3) and George (6 months).

JOHN BEANE John has attended the Cathedral for over 3

Some of her current parish activities include the

Chapel leader, St. Ruth’s Guild, Christmas Pageant

assistant, and Youth Advisory Board. Professionally, Haven is the assistant director of development for the Atlanta Speech School. In the broader

community, she has served Sutton Middle School,

North Atlanta High School, Atlanta Speech School, and Emmaus

House. Haven enjoys event planning, along with volunteer management and fundraising. Haven and her husband, Randy Long, have two children: Lilly (16) and Charlie (14).

years, and is currently chair of Cathedral Prison


Friends of Cathedral Music, and member of the

1996 and is currently serving here as a lector,

Ministry Steering Committee, board member of

Coty has been a member of the Cathedral since

Funeral Guild, the Dean’s Men’s Bible Study, the

lay Eucharistic minister, usher, and Cathedral

Stewardship Committee, and the Newcomers

Committee. John recently retired after 41 years

working in corporate law. He has been involved

in many civic activities, including Leadership Atlanta, Crossroads

Community Ministries, Cool Girls, Canterbury Court, Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and National Association of Japan-

America Societies of America. John loves music and singing. He and his wife, Nancy Beane, have an adult daughter, Kathryn Beane.


Towers board member. In the past he enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher. Professionally,

he is the director of data systems at Mailchimp. In the broader community, Coty has served on

the advisory boards for Southern Data Science

Conference and the TransFormation Alliance. In addition to technology, Coty is interested in issues of equity and diversity. He and his wife,

Jennifer Moore Rosenblath, have three children: Henry (16), James (14), and Edward (10).

Del has been a member of the Cathedral for 27


and Schola and is the President of the Choir. He

2001 and currently serves as a lector and intercessor

years. He is currently in the Cathedral Choir

Scott has been a member of the Cathedral since

also enjoyed serving on the Parish Committee

and participates in Old Fashioned Sunday School,

on Ministry for a priest candidate. Professionally,

Del is the Vice President of Human Resources at

Emory University. In the broader community, he is a member of The Order of St John and previously

served on the Board of Directors for Georgia Piedmont Technical

College. Del is married to Victor Moldovan, also a Cathedral member.

Sons of Thunder, Tower Climbers, and Habitat for Humanity. Professionally, Scott is a management

consultant. In the broader community, he has served on the UGA Terry College of Business Alumni

Board, and has volunteered for North Highland

Consulting Habitat for Humanity, Tuck Club of Georgia (Dartmouth College), and the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia. Scott’s hobbies

include home improvement, woodworking, and music. He and his wife, Caitlin, have two daughters, Eva (13) and Julia (10).


DECEMBER 2, 2018 · The First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Jeremiah 33:14-16 · Psalm 25:1-9 · 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 · Luke 21:25-36


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler Choristers and Staff Singers: Orlando Gibbons, O thou the central orb Lee Dengler, A waiting prayer


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler Schola: Gerre Hancock, The Lord will surely come Cristobal de Morales, Veni Domine

11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval

4 P.M. ADVENT PROCESSION OF LESSONS AND CAROLS, CATHEDRAL Officiant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Cathedral Choir: The Great “O Antiphons” Richard Marlow, Matin Responsory “Lo, he comes with clouds descending” (Helmsley) Frank Ferko, Hildegard Triptych No. 1, “O vis aeternitatis” “Creator of the stars of night” (Conditor alme siderum) Cristobal de Morales, Veni Domine “Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” (Puer nobis) Howard Helvey, There is no Rose of such virtue “Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) Charles Beaudrot, Comfort, comfort ye my people “Prepare the way, o Zion” (Bereden väg för Herran) Patrick Hadley, I sing of a maiden Robert Parsons, Ave Maria “The angel Gabriel from heaven came” (Gabriel’s Message) Ēriks Ešenvalds, Magnificat (Merton College Service) Benjamin Britten, A Hymn to the Virgin “O come, O come, Emmanuel” (Veni, veni Emmanuel)

Adult EDUCATION THE REV. PAUL-GORDON CHANDLER TO SPEAK ON KAHLIL GIBRAN Dean Sam Candler will welcome the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler as guest speaker at the Dean’s Forum this Sunday, December 2, at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall. Chandler will take us on a fascinating journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet, artist, and mystic, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. He explores how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be a much-needed guide in the midst of today’s global challenges, related to peace, harmony, and building bridges between the creeds of the Middle East and West. Chandler has recently written In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran about his experience reading Gibran’s body of work while traveling to the places Gibran lived. The book is not a traditional biography, but a compelling spiritual journey through Gibran’s writings, art, and the places he lived. From his birthplace village high in the snowy

mountains of Lebanon, Chandler leads us through his emigration to Boston, art training in Paris, career in New York, and to the far reaching places of influence his writings and art have traveled, from Cairo to Mexico City. Chandler is an author, art curator, social entrepreneur, Episcopal priest, and authority on the Middle East and ChristianMuslim relations. Having grown up in Senegal, West Africa, he has lived and worked extensively around the world in leadership roles within faith-based publishing, the arts, ecumenical relief and development, and The Episcopal Church. From 2003-2013 he was the rector of the international Episcopal church in Cairo, Egypt. Based now out of the Chicago area, Chandler is the president of CARAVAN, an international peacebuilding non-profit organization that uses the arts to build bridges between the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and the West. He is also a canon at All Saints’ Cathedral, Cairo, Egypt and has authored four nonfiction books in the fields of Christian-Muslim relations, global Christianity, spirituality, and the Middle East.

Old Fashioned Sunday School and Living Faith will join the Dean’s Forum in Child Hall to hear Paul-Gordon Chandler. Clase de Primera Comunión Informada (Walthour Library), Our True Selves (Room 240), and Small Group Bible Study (Room 122) will meet as normal.


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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WARDENS Austin Hall continues his two-year term as Senior Warden. The Nominating Committee has nominated Dorsey Delong for Junior Warden.



A member of the Chapter Class of 2018, Austin accepted the Dean’s call to serve a two-year term as Senior Warden last year, and now continues in that office through 2019. He has served on the Executive Committee since accepting the Dean’s call to serve as Secretary of the Chapter for 2016 and 2017. Austin was baptized at the Cathedral as an infant and grew up participating in the Cathedral’s children and youth programs. He has served as a co-chair of the Stewardship Committee, youth Sunday School teacher, an usher, a member of the Parish Committee on Ministry, and as a lay delegate to Diocesan Council for 2016–2019. Austin also participates in Sons of Thunder Men’s Bible Study. In the wider community, he is a board member of the Morningside Lenox Park Association and has volunteered with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Austin is an Assistant United States Attorney. He and his wife Michelle have one son, Harris.

The Nominating Committee selected Dorsey as their nominee for Junior Warden for 2019-2020. A member of the Chapter Class of 2020, she has served on the Executive Committee since accepting the Dean’s call serve as the 2018 Chapter Secretary. Dorsey has been a member of the Cathedral for 19 years. Professionally she is the office coordinator at The Preschool at Second-Ponce. At the Cathedral, she is the co-founder of St. Ruth’s Ministry and is a member of St. Clare’s Guild. She also helped to get Mother’s Morning Out started, served on the Friends of Cathedral Music Board, and taught Sunday School, among other activities. Dorsey and her husband, Geoff, have four children: Mary Stewart, Harrison, Sims, and Pruit.



Every Christmas Eve, Cathedral parishioners pack sack lunches and worship with the members of Church of the Common Ground. The sack lunches contain sandwiches, fruit, and

Come be part of the annual and joyful experience of Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families – we

cookies. Sign up to help serve at commonground. This year we would like for each sack lunch to also contain a Christmas card for the person to open. Christmas cards are special to receive no matter whether your home roof is on a building or whether your “home roof ” is the canopy of sky, trees, and clouds. So, stop by the Atrium on Sundays, December 16 and 23 between services to add your name to the Christmas wishes we are sending this year. Help us send a message of God's hope and a reminder that we are all God’s beloved! For more information, contact Canon Lauren Holder,

are building an amazing 23 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event for us each year and you can help in any of several ways, including contributing food or monetary support, building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14), or delivering baskets (meet at 9 a .m. on Saturday, December 15). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium, online at habitatbaskets, or by contacting John Champion at 404-3070817 or for more details.




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.

“Our brokenness is the wound through which the full power of God can penetrate our being and transfigure us in God.” – Jean Vanier The quiet day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a .m. – 2 p.m., this Saturday, December 1. In this Advent quiet day, come spend time preparing your heart for the birth of Wisdom. The heart can be prepared to welcome the Christ, born in the poorest, mostly unlikely corner of our hearts. This day will include opportunities for wisdom practices that prepare and open the heart for transformation: chant, extended silence for individual reflection with readings, the labyrinth, and body prayer. The quiet day will be led by Lisa Persons, M.Div., who is a spiritual director at Amerson House Spirituality Center behind St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. She is a longtime associate of Green Bough House of Prayer, has studied intensively with Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, and has organized monthly Taizé prayers in the Atlanta area since 1992. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register at or by contacting Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1031.

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., twice a month, 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. Copies afre reserved in the Cathedral Book Store. 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

WORSHIP BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE For many of us, Christmas is a tough time and can be the occasion for “feeling blue,” while the culture around is focused on being happy and celebrating. The constant refrain on radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the Christmas season, and about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of

unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation, the gut-wrenching loss of a loved one, and even the loss of a dear family pet – all can contribute to feeling alone, or “blue,” especially during the holidays. There are years when we hurt at Christmas, and we struggle to join in the festivities. At such times

we need to co-create sacred space, and take time to acknowledge our sadness, loss, and grief. And, we need to know that we are not alone. The Cathedral invites you to join in sharing a Blue Christmas Service on Wednesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m., in St. Mary’s Chapel. God’s presence is also for those who mourn and for those who struggle, and God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. We pray that you may find comfort and peace and may experience the wonder and hope of Christmas, even in the midst of “feeling blue.” Please feel free to invite others to come. For questions contact Dr. Bill Harkins at bharkins@cathedralATL. org or Canon Cathy Zappa at



DINNER: $5/CHILD; $7/ADULT Please RSVP so we can order dinners: CATHEDRALATL.ORG/STNICK

Primera Communion ensaya 2 de diciembre a la 10 a.m.

Everyone’s favorite dinner guest is back! Join St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, Wednesday, December 5 for fun and dinner. There will be Christmas crafts and treats from St. Nick himself.

Primera Communion Service 9 de diciembre a la 11:15 a.m.

Celebracion de la Virgen de Guadalupe 11 de diciembre a las 8 p.m. en la capilla Mikell Invitamos a familias y especialmente los niños que sean parte de este servicio a la 4:30 p.m. Tenemos formas para llenar si desean que sus niños tengan una parte en el pageant de Navidad. Tendre los formas para los tres grupos por edad, en la capilla Mikell o en el tercer piso en la entrada.

Christmas ALTAR FLOWERS Please list the name (or names) as you want them to appear: In Memorial for:

In Thanksgiving for:

name(s): In Memorial for:

In Thanksgiving for:

name(s): In Memorial for:

In Thanksgiving for:

name(s): In Memorial for: name(s):

In Thanksgiving for:

Please complete the following information about you: your name(s): phone: date: Please include a check with your request, made payable to The Cathedral of St. Philip. While any gift is appreciated, a minimum of $100 per printed line is suggested. Checks and forms should be sent to: The Cathedral of St. Philip, Attn.: Janie Harris, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. You may also make arrangements by contacting Janie Harris, 404-365-1034 or jharris@ The Flower Guild will also be taking these requests in the Atrium on Sundays through December 16.

TOY DRIVE 2018 BENEFITING EMMAUS HOUSE Please join St. Monica’s Guild in a toy drive to assist Emmaus House in providing a cheerful Christmas to all in their neighborhood. Last year, 540 children were given a new gift from Mr. and Mrs. Claus during the Children’s Christmas Festival. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Emmaus House welcomes more than 1,000 neighbors to share in a variety of holiday celebrations ranging from children all the way to seniors. We are asking for either a toy donation or monetary donation in order to provide another wonderful Christmas season for them in 2018. For any questions please reach out to Johanna Barnes,

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate gifts: Bring new, unwrapped gifts to the bins in the Atrium until December 18 or to the toy drive table on Sundays through December 16. Write a check or give online: $35 will sponsor a child; $70 two children; for $175, five children will awaken to gifts on Christmas morning! All donation amounts are helpful and appreciated. Make checks payable to “The Cathedral of St. Philip” and write Toy Drive in the memo line. Or, give by credit card online at or at the kiosk in the Atrium. To ensure timely delivery, please make all monetary donations early and by Sunday, December 9. Visit for a list of suggested toys. If a toy requires batteries, please provide them. No military toys, especially guns.

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 • J. Franklin

Clark • Heather Clark • Lawrence Cowart • Joyce and Tom Creely • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon •

Kitty Dukehart • Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Jimmy Fluker • Philip Gwynn • Betty Hall •

William Ham • Jane Hannah • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise Kan • Margaret Kresge • 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 •

Ellie Scully • Margaret “Peggy” Shaw • Jim Segars • Ruth Swanson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Bettina Bass • Jane Beattie • Charles Bedford • Whitney Blair • Milton Campbell • Ruth Davis • Helen Nixon

Fleming • Carleton Fuller • Peggy Govan • John Hall • Bobby Hearn • Greg Hentz • Sun Ja Kim • Jeanette Lumpkin • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Pamla Moore • Andy

Nelson • Irene Nesper • Betty and Bill Poole • Robert Riggins • Frank Roth • James Sands • Clark Shelton •

Helen P. Stewart • Brian Sturgell • Tina Susco • Hubert Tate, Sr. • Pierson Thames • Julie Thompson • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Ron M. Wallace • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Francisco Gatica • Patti Reeves • Nigel Richardson • Jim Segars

POSTMASTER: Dated Material. Please deliver by December 1, 2018

Newcomer Reception This Sunday, December 2 5–7 pm

POSTMASTER Send address changes to: The Cathedral of St. Philip 2744 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305-2920 404-365-1000

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The Gould Room RSVP: Canon Lauren Holder,

CHILDREN'S Ministries


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT SIGN-UP It is time to sign up for the Christmas Pageant, held every year at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. All children registered in Sunday School, from the 4-year-olds through fifth grade, are welcome to participate. If your child is not registered for Sunday School, please contact Lisa McNamara,, or register at A pageant signup table will be in the Atrium on Sundays, December 2, and December 9. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 16 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman, The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be missed!


Lessons & Carols december 2 — 4 pm

On Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m., the Cathedral will offer its annual Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols, sung by the Cathedral Choir. Those who have attended this candlelight service in past years know what a perfect opportunity it is to step back from the hectic pace of the post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas season, and take a few moments to contemplate its real meaning. The singing of carols within the context of Anglican and Episcopal liturgies is a relatively recent phenomenon. Across the pond, it was only in the 1870s that carols began to be sung in London parish churches, and in 1880 Truro became the first English cathedral to hold a carol service. Our two services of Lessons and Carols (for Advent on December 2, and for Christmas on December 23) are adapted from the famous carol service at King’s College, Cambridge, which has become popular worldwide since World War II through annual radio broadcasts on Christmas Eve. For our Advent service we include the ancient “O Antiphons”, one after each of the seven lessons. These Christian texts invoke the Messiah to return and have been sung through the ages at Vespers on the seven evenings leading up to Christmas, and each is sung to equally ancient and beautiful plainchant. Whether you best sense the eternal through timeless chant, or wonderful choral music, or popular carols sung by all, there is something for everyone in this service. Why not practice a “random act of kindness” and make the service a gift to someone this year by inviting them to attend? It may turn out to be one of the best gifts you give.

Cathedral Times – December 2, 2018  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Cathedral Times – December 2, 2018  

The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta