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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · January 20, 2019

The Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral Proudly Present BENEFITTING

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOOK STORE AND CATHEDRALANTIQUES.ORG. Presenting Sponsors: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Soiree Catering & Events





$250 (valid for all three days general admission to the Antiques Show) Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty This gala party offers attendees first choice of fine period furniture, art, jewelry, and accessories and a viewing of the beautiful Flower Festival. Enjoy wine and delicious food with friends and stroll the Cathedral!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25; 10 AM – 6 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 26; 10 AM – 4 PM Complimentary with Antiques Show admission Sponsored by Cut Flower Wholesale and Faith Flowers Studio and School See the best in floral design: spaces throughout the antiques show will be adorned with the work of leading garden clubs, and sacred spaces in the Cathedral of St. Philip will be graced by the designs of Atlanta flower guilds. Encounter masterpieces of classic style as well as examples of the latest trends.

ANTIQUES SHOW THURSDAY, JANUARY 24; 10 AM – 6 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 25; 10 AM – 6 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 26; 10 AM – 4 PM $20 (valid for all three days) We look forward to welcoming many of our favorite dealers back to the 2019 show, along with some exciting new faces. Quality and variety are the heart of the show where our visitors will delight in a fabulous selection of authenticated period furniture, interesting and unique items for personalizing home decor, fine art and estate jewelry.

YOUNG COLLECTORS' HOME TOUR SATURDAY, JANUARY 26; 3 – 5 PM $20 Sponsored by Erin Yabroudy & Associates / Harry Norman Realtors Four charming houses are featured on this popular tour of young professionals' homes. These stylish residences offer bold design in intimate spaces. This year we will visit Ardmore Park and Collier Hills!



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 $60/day Thursday and Friday; $20 Saturday Explore the wonders of interior, exterior, and floral design with renowned designers Ben Pentreath, Nina Campbell, Charlie McCormick, Paula Pryke, Norman Davenport Askins, Susan Bozeman, and John Howard. Details on page 5.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27; 12 – 5 PM $60 Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Step into a world of timeless style as five of Atlanta's most beautiful private residences are opened to the public for just one day. Each home is a showcase of the best in interior design, architecture, and the art of good living.


JANUARY 20, 2019 · The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Isaiah 62:1-5 · Psalm 36:5-10 · 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 · John 2:1-11


Celebrant and Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Choristers: Walter Hawkins, I’m goin’ up a yonder


Celebrant and Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Cathedral Choir: Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock, Deep River Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan, We shall walk through the valley in peace

11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval

4 P.M. CHORAL EVENSONG, CATHEDRAL THE FEAST OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., OBSERVED Celebrant and Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Schola: Robert Lehman, Preces and Responses in A flat Bryan Kelly in C Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan, We shall walk through the valley in peace Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock, Deep River


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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Adult EDUCATION These Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.



Child Hall Canon George Maxwell continues a series focusing on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why. This Sunday, we’ll resume our discussion about Paul’s time in Athens. We’ll focus on his “Areopagus address” as a way of getting to Paul’s views of the relationship between God and the world. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!

Room 240 The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith leads this series of co-listening classes that aim to enhance our ability to be fully ourselves—our true, worthy, and estimable selves. Topics can include everyday experiences and range through tough political issues as well as lifestyle choices and faith matters. For more information contact

the Rev. Dr. Smith, or 404-365-1093.

SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY LIVING FAITH Room 120 — Beginning January 27 Our Living Faith Sunday School class led by Canon Cathy Zappa and Canon Lauren Holder will resume on January 27 with a 4-week series on immigration and then a 7-week series on Falling in Love With the Church Again. Look for more information about both classes in the coming weeks!

IMMORTAL DIAMOND: THE SEARCH FOR OUR TRUE SELF Room 239 —Beginning February 3 Join Canon Carolynne Williams Sunday, February 3, through Sunday, March 10, as leads a discussion on Richard Rohr's book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Rohr writes: “We are all looking for an immortal diamond: something utterly reliable, something loyal and true.” II John 2 reminds us of the “truth that abides in us,” but most of us know little about this, so we end up as St. Augustine admits: “Late have I loved you! You were within, but I was without.”

Room 122 Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible Study focusing on a particular book of the Bible for several months at a time. This year, we are reading the book of Exodus. For more information, please contact Jim Bingham at 404-3733273 or

BIBLICAL GREEK Room 356 Continuing Biblical Greek classes are offered on Sundays from 1:15–2:45 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn the basics of translation using grammar aids, lexicons, and commentaries. For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith at tsmith@

SPIRITUALITY TAIZÉ PRAYERS FOR PEACE All are invited to our special Taizé prayer service commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21. It starts at 8 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. Originating in Taizé, France, this simple service of scripture, music and candlelight will bring a beautiful and prayerful close to your Monday. The labyrinth walk and Taizé take place most 3rd Mondays, although in January there will be no indoor labyrinth walk due to preparations for the Cathedral Antiques Show. Weather permitting, the outdoor labyrinth is always available. Contact Jeannie Mahood,, for more information.

THRIFT HOUSE FOLLIES The Cathedral Thrift House is hosting the Thrift House Follies in Child Hall on Thursday, February 21, from 6:30– 8 p.m. to benefit Respite Care Atlanta. A runway fashion show will feature models from the Cathedral and beautiful fashions from Thrift House donations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $20 each in advance at It’s SURE to be fun evening!

CONGREGATIONAL Life AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, February 14. 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. You will pay 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 you may contact the course instructor, Stratton Leedy, at 404-237-8910.

Children's MUSIC MUSIKGARTEN ALLEGRO MUSIC CLASSES FOR CHILDREN THROUGH AGE 8 If you want a fun, structured activity for your child that is as educational as it is fun, Allegro is for you! Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community. Using Musikgarten’s newly revised curricula for infants through second graders, Brenda Pruitt teaches our Allegro classes, which offer children a joyful setting for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social growth. All class costs have been reduced to $100 for the first child, $70 for each additional child in the same curriculum, except for K-2 Allegro Choir ($75 for all). Three class options for infants and toddlers to age 3: • Tuesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Wednesday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. • Thursday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Three class options for ages 3-5: • Monday, 1 – 1:45 p.m. • Monday, 2 – 2:45 p.m. • Tuesday, 1 – 1:45 p.m. Kindergarten through Grade 2 Allegro Choir: • Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Enroll online at

2019 STEWARDSHIP Campaign I/We, pledge $ __________ to the ministry of God in Christ, through the 2019 annual operating fund. Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: __________________________________________ Phone:____________________ Signature(s): ____________________________________________ Date: _____________________ This commitment, offered in faith, may be increased or decreased due to changing circumstances. Please return your pledge card to The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. If you have questions, please contact David Rocchio at 404-365-1033 or


c at h ed r a l a n t i q u e s.o r g WILDERNESS WORKS Our 2019 beneficiary is Wilderness Works, which has served Atlanta’s chronically homeless, impoverished, and extremely vulnerable children for over 20 years. They provide year-round enrichment, experiential education, and character development through city camps, summer nature camps, and outdoor living field camps in our National Parks. Wilderness Works teaches selfworth through self-sufficiency gained during discovery experiences at these camps.

COCKTAILS AT THE CASTLE THURSDAY, JANUARY 24; 6:30 – 8:30 PM $100 London Calling! Join your friends for a fun evening of cocktails at the Pink Castle, home of Melanie Turner and Stan Benecki. Lecture series speakers will be there and look forward to meeting you!

INTERIOR INSPIRATION We are excited to offer six vignettes designed by fabulous Atlanta interior design professionals! You will see beautiful fabrics, antiques, and decor along with some wit and whimsy related to our London Calling theme. Our lovely interior designers include: Anna Louise Wolfe of Anna Louise Wolfe Interiors, Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon of Gordon Dunning, Grayson Pratt of Grayson Pratt Interiors, Lauren Lowe of Lauren Elaine Interiors, Whitney Ray of Wyeth Ray, and Kati Hardwick of B.D. Jeffries.

VERNON'S ROADSHOW Bring in an antique prized possession for a verbal appraisal from Vernon Abrams, ISA, AAG, and his team. $15 per item — No firearms or jewelry please Thursday, January 24, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SPONSORED BY ADAC AND BEVERLY BREMER SILVER SHOP 10:30 AM Ben Pentreath counts celebrities and aristocracy among his clients, including the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In addition to his London-based architectural and interior design firm, Ben has authored two books, English Decoration and English Houses. 1:30 PM Nina Campbell is a designer and business woman with a famous London home accessories and gift shop, an internationally distributed wallpaper and fabric collection, and an interior design studio with many high-profile clients.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 SPONSORED BY DORSEY ALSTON, REALTORS 10:30 AM Charlie McCormick is a British gardener, floral designer, stylist, and supplier and grower of cut flowers with a large Instagram following. 1:30 PM Paula Pryke is a world authority on floral art and the publisher of 18 books on the subject. She is widely recognized as one of London’s top florists, with a massive flower contract business and an enviable events department. 2:30 PM Iron Floral Competition judged by Paula Pryke.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 SPONSORED BY RENA PECK STRICKER / BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES 11 AM This esteemed Atlanta collaboration of Norman Davenport Askins, Susan Bozeman, and John Howard will speak to us about a Tudor home they restored and renovated together. See how a stately Buckhead home and gardens were updated in this panel discussion with a not to be missed slide show. Esteemed gratitude to Kinsey Marable for returning this year to speak at the Designers’ Breakfast and for his invaluable assistance with this year’s show.



HELP STOCK BCM’S NEW “CLIENT-CHOICE” FOOD PANTRY IN FEBRUARY Last August, the Cathedral took the lead to support BCM’s new transition to a “client choice” food pantry. A fantastic total of $9,189.73 in seed money was raised and now the physical pantry renovations are underway, as well as great progress made toward the operating logistics and technology needed. BCM clients will very soon have the ability to budget for, shop for, and even pay for their own chosen groceries, greatly reducing food waste, promoting more healthy diets, and furthering BCM’s goal of promoting human dignity and independence. St. Anne’s Guild, as volunteer ambassadors for BCM, is asking for your continued monetary support during our February drive. Your contributions of $20 or more will enable BCM to efficiently stock the new pantry, often through partnerships with local farmers’ markets. In addition, your money will enable the purchase of diapers, bottled water, and personal hygiene products that are also greatly needed. As a parish, let’s top our August record and reach $10,000 in February. Consider a generous donation to sustain BCM’s innovative concept and expand its vision of a community free of hunger and homelessness! Please make your checks payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip, with “BCM Drive” on the note line. You may also make your contribution online through the Cathedral’s website, or at the kiosk in the Atrium. Look for thankful St. Anne’s members in the Atrium every Sunday in February to collect your contributions. Thank you! Contact Sarah Murphy,, for more information.

Randy and Anne Martin, from Atlanta Lucy Wallace and Christopher Zielke, and their children Harper and Hunter, from Jacksonville, Florida

MUSIC KIRK RICH TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY On Sunday, January 20, we welcome organist Kirk Rich as our Sunday afternoon recitalist at 3:15 p.m. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and the University of Houston, Dr. Rich was recently appointed director of music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta. His program will include works by Gaston Iitaize, Louis-Claude Daquin, Frescobaldi, and Mendelssohn. Come and hear this very talented recent transplant to the Atlanta music scene. Kirk Rich, organ (All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta) Gaston Litaize, Épiphanie Louis-Claude Daquin, Noël – Grand jeu et duo Girolamo Frescobaldi, Bergamasca Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 65

HABITAT CHRISTMAS BASKETS DELIVERED The Cathedral made and delivered an amazing 23 Christmas baskets this year for the original Habitat homeowners still living in the homes we built. Baskets were filled with delicious home baked breads, cookies, nuts, fruit, and other goodies that make these a delight for our homeowners to receive. Special thanks go for the support and tireless efforts of St. Clare's Guild that coordinated most of the contributions to fill these baskets. As we were communicating to homeowners that we were going to be coming this year, we got a beautiful note from Cynthia Roseberry, whose home we built in 1999, thanking the Cathedral for all the love we have shown her family over the years. Cynthia has wonderful enthusiasm and is a great example of the goals and success of Habitat as a ministry. In helping her build a home, we made a difference that mattered for her, for her family (her “young boys” are now adults), and her community. Her house still looks great today. The effects of just one home are far reaching over the near and long term. That is exactly the impact we are trying to have as a Cathedral Habitat team. Come be part of and support our efforts as we build another home in 2019. For more information about the Cathedral's annual Habitat build, contact John Champion,

THE JESUS FATWAH: LOVE YOUR (MUSLIM) NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF Wednesdays, January 16, January 30, and February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral Book Store sponsored by Book Fellows of the Cathedral Book Store In Arabic, the word “fatwah” simply means “opinion.” A religious or ethical fatwah provides a spiritually instructive opinion, usually given as the answer to a question about religious law. In that regard, Jesus was a master of the art. His opinions, revered by Christians and Muslims alike, remain among the most beautiful and powerful fatwahs ever issued. Jesus pronounced what is perhaps the most famous of his fatwahs when a lawyer asked him to name the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus said (quoting Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Scriptures), “To love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.” LED BY THE REV. THEE SMITH ALONG WITH GUEST SPEAKERS January 16: Ms. Soumaya Khalifa, Executive Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) January 30: Dr. Abdullahi An-Na'im, Candler Professor of Law, Emory University Law School February 6: Imam Plemon El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam We submit that Jesus meant it when he told us to love our neighbors. Especially important, in an age of increasing Islamophobia, is the love of Muslim neighbors. The process begins when others learn who Muslims are and what Muslims actually believe. This three-night series, engaging videos with guest speakers from the Muslim community, will examine the basic tenants of Islam, separate fact from misinformation, and explore how to build bridges and relationships across differences of faith. The content of this program is compiled from materials developed by Living the Questions.

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Gary Bodner • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • LeCretia

Burton • Wicke Chambers • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • 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 • Frank Mathews • 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  • Margaret "Peggy" Shaw  • Clark Shelton  • Ruth Swanson  • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Jane Richardson Beattie • Lee Dvonch • David Erdman • Helen Nixon

Fleming • Connie Fort’a • Carleton Fuller • Noreen Frink • Traci Galla • Katharine Golding • Frederick Gould • Julie Gould • Peggy Govan • Bobby Hearn • Shirley Helmke • Greg Hentz • David William Keller • Sun Ja Kim • Graham B. Loper • Jack Lumanog • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Massie Family • Alan Lewis

and Michael O’Sullivan • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Eric Merrifield • Malcolm A. Moore •

Andy Nelson • Andrea Re Osgood • Elizabeth Stone Pelly • Betty and Bill Poole • Frank Roth • James Sands • Leila Sinclair • Brian Sturgell • Tina Susco • Woodrow Talley • Hubert Tate, Sr. • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Sammy Van Leer • Ron M. Wallace • Marion Wilson • Sheila Winders • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED James H. Bratton, Jr. • Michael O’Sullivan • Palmer Wilkes

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YOU ARE INVITED TO DINNER… WITH FRIENDS! A Chicago Dinner to facilitate racial healing and understanding Since 1995, the Chicago Dinners Project has been bringing small, diverse groups of people together through “Dinner with Friends” to foster community discussions about critical social issues and to create civic engagement through our communities. These facilitated conversations provide an opportunity, for many a rare opportunity, to sit down at the table with others who do not look or live like us and to talk honestly about important and often awkward subjects like race. The project is inspired by the belief that such informal conversations among people from different backgrounds are a vital step in healing our nation’s racial divide and helping us grow in understanding and acceptance of one another. The Cathedral is excited to partner with this project to host two dinners, Sundays, January 27 and February 24 at 6 p.m., and we hope you will join us for dinner and a conversation with others about our experiences around race. Register at — space is limited, so register soon! Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL. org, or Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1031, for more information.

The Cathedral welcomes Nadia Bolz-Weber on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Nadia is the founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints. Join Nadia for a lively evening of truth-telling, conversation, humor, healing and maybe a short dance party as she proposes “...a sexual reformation for those who have been hurt...for those who have done the hurting...and for those who are certain they know all there is to know about what God thinks of sex.” Also on stage for a conversation with Nadia will be Neichelle Guidry. Tickets are $15 at


Women's Lenten Retreat Friday-Sunday, March 29-31 St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee More info to come soon!

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