The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · February 24, 2019
A POEM TO POINT US TO EASTER By the Very Rev. Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral A week ago, one of my weekly Bible Study members suggested that I provide more of the poetry I have been writing. Given the rain coming this week, I thought I would reprint a poem I offered a few years ago, a poem that attempted to reflect the glory of one of our early morning Easter Vigil services here at the Cathedral. I offer this poem as an anticipation of Easter, even though I realize that we are still in the season of Epiphany! Well, Epiphany is, after all, the season in which we hear the following words, Sunday after Sunday, in the “proper preface” of our Eucharistic prayer: “in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” Our faces shine in the seasons of both Epiphany and Easter. THE EASTER VIGIL (at the sunrise service of the Cathedral) The sky is still deep dark When pinpoints of people, like stars, One by one, in quiet procession, Precede the dawn. White hot Vega gazes down from overhead, And Arcturus shepherds us into a circle Around the slight spark, And now a fire, rising from Good Friday. When the bonfire roars, a bright blindness Transfixes our eyes, and flames, Rise still higher Until they cast a golden crown around Every face there. In that moment, I see no bodies Or fine clothes, or Easter bonnets, For they are still hidden in the darkness, Buried with the rest of our worries And evening pains, and Saturday graves. I see only faces, beautiful icons Glistening in resurrection glory, In moist anticipation of baptism, Just before sunrise. Now is the time, Easter, Now is the only time We can ever look directly at the sun -When it is on the horizon, At the edge, Of something new, When we can see The Lord face to face.
FEBRUARY 24, 2019 · The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C
Genesis 45:3-11, 15 · Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 · 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50 · Luke 6:27-38
7:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa
8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Staff Singers: David Briggs, Christ’s Peace Ola Gjeilo, Ubi caritas et amor
9 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa
11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: David Briggs, Christ’s Peace Ola Gjeilo, Ubi caritas et amor
11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder
4 P.M. CHORAL EVENSONG, CATHEDRAL THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: Nicole Lambelet, seminarian Schola (Sopranos and Altos) and Cathedral Choristers: Dale Adelmann, Preces and Responses for St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo Roland Martin, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, in E John Ireland, Ex ore innocentium Gerald Knight, Christ, whose glory fills the skies
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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These Sunday classes meet at 10:10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY SCHOOL Child Hall Canon George Maxwell continues a series focusing on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!
ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS Adult Confirmation class will be held in Room 120 during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour beginning on February 24. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed. In the fall, our Living Faith class studied “Falling in Love with the Bible Again.” This will be a continuation of that conversation, but moving to “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, re-affirmed, or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org, and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service. February 24: The Anglican Way of Christianity March 3: The Sacraments and Sacramental Rites March 10: Marking Time March 17: Basic Beliefs March 24: The Church March 31: A Trinitarian Life April 7: What’s next? April 28: Confirmation
IMMORTAL DIAMOND: THE SEARCH FOR OUR TRUE SELF Room 239 Join Canon Carolynne Williams for a discussion of 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.”
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@ cathedralATL.org.
SPIRITUALITY RETURN AND REST: A LENTEN QUIET DAY
THE GIFT OF SABBATH
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved… Isaiah 30:15a
WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT: MARCH 29–31
Give yourself a day of quiet and prayer as you prepare your heart for Easter. The Rev. Buddy Crawford, senior associate rector at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, will lead the program. Buddy is a familiar face here at the Cathedral; after his ordination he served on staff as assistant for pastoral care. Lent is often focused on making penance, being sorrowful for failings, and confessing sins - what we think of as the work of repentance. However, the words in Hebrew “teshuvah” and Greek “metanoia” translated as repent literally mean “to turn” or “to return.” The parables in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures invite us to change directions in our hearts and minds. This “turning” is the first step that leads us back to fullness of life in God. The day will include time in silence and meditation, praying the scriptures, walking the labyrinth, and other creative activities. The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register before February 11 by contacting Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031.
“Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” Exodus 20:8 Many of us long to slow down, rest, and set time apart for God, and yet we find it increasingly hard to observe the commandment, or to receive God’s gift, of sabbath. Join other women from the Cathedral this weekend, as we reflect on sabbath, learn from its wisdom, and, most important, simply keep sabbath together. In the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee, and in the sabbath spirit, there will be plenty of time to rest, play, enjoy the outdoors, and be in fellowship with God and one another. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Cathy Zappa, canon for education and worship, and Jeannie Mahood, program coordinator for spirituality. Costs for the weekend, which cover lodging and meals, are $282 (private) and $225 (shared/double). The deadline for registration and payment is February 25. Register online at cathedralATL.org/lentenretreat, or contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for further information. Space is limited so register soon!
LENTEN SERIES WITH DR. LUKE TIMOTHY JOHNSON MIRACLES, THEN AND NOW: GOD’S PRESENCE AND POWER IN CREATION SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 10:10 A.M. WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 20, MARCH 27, APRIL 3, AND APRIL 10 DINNER 5:30 P.M. PROGRAM 6 P.M. CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING ALSO AVAILABLE
OUTREACH BCM DRIVE WRAPS UP THIS WEEK
HABITAT 2019 PROJECT KICK OFF DINNER
St. Anne’s Guild, as volunteer ambassadors for BCM, is asking for your continued monetary support during our February drive, which concludes in the next few days. Your contributions of $20 or more will enable BCM to efficiently stock the new pantry, often through partnerships with local farmers’ markets. We have made a solid start to the drive but need t close out strong! 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. As a parish, let’s raise $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 at cathedralATL.org. Look for thankful St. Anne’s members in the Atrium every Sunday in February to collect your contributions. Contact Sarah Murphy, email@example.com, for more information.
Join our Habitat kick off dinner Sunday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gould Room to meet our build partners and our new homeowner. Our next Habitat home will be built on Saturdays from April 6 through June 8 (skipping Easter and Memorial Day weekends). We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training that you need to make a contribution. You can sign up beginning February 24 in the Atrium for the dinner, to build, or to join our lunch team. Contact John Champion, 404 3070817 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. An online sign-up will be announced as we get closer to our start date.
MUSIC JILLIAN GARDNER TO PERFORM On Sunday, February 24, we welcome organist Jillian Gardner as our recitalist at 3:15 p.m. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Baylor University, Gardner currently serves as director of music and organist at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco, Texas. Her program will consist of works by Walton, Howells, Vierne, and Rachel Laurin. Come and hear this very talented organist on Sunday!
ANTONIO VIVALDI—GLORIA! Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Cathedral Schola Friday, March 15 – at the Cathedral Saturday, March 16 – at St. David's Episcopal Church, Roswell Tickets at the Cathedral Book Store or cathedralATL.org/concerts
Jillian Gardner, organ (Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, Waco, Texas) William Walton, Orb and Sceptre Herbert Howells, Master Tallis’s Testament Rachel Laurin, Dialogue of the Mockingbirds Louis Vierne, Movements from Symphonie VI, Op. 59
CONGREGATIONAL Life 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 Cathedral is excited to partner with this project to host two dinners. The second of the two is Sunday, 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 cathedralATL.org/dinners. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@cathedralATL.org, or Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1031, for more information.
Clases de Primera Comunión comienzan 10 Marzo hasta 28 Abril. Los clases son el salón 239 a las 1010am cada Dominga. Solamente en 21 Abril no hay clase por Pascua. Miércoles de Ceniza tenemos servicio bilingüe en la Capilla de Santa Maria. Día es 6 Marzo a las 7pm. Domingo de Ramas tenemos procesión alrededor de la iglesia. Nos juntamos a las 11am en frente de la entrada de la iglesia. Via Crucis es servicio de Viernes Santo en la Capilla Mikell. 19 Abril a las 7pm. Pascua es 21 de Abril en la Capilla Mikell a las 1115am. Servicio con Primera Comunión es 5 Mayo en la Capilla Mikell a las 1115am.
BEYOND DESPAIR AND DENIAL: FACING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH MORAL URGENCY AND HOPE Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies present a panel discussion on the intersection of climate change and our faith, Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Child Hall. A reception will precede the event at 6 p.m. in the Atrium. Amid dire news of climate change, the question only intensifies: What do we do now? As we sort through the accumulating data and endless politics, a vital element gets lost — the moral dimension of the environmental crisis, and its especially punishing toll on poor communities. The time is now for a galvanizing religious and spiritual witness. Join us for a public conversation focused on ethical solutions and practical strategies for building a movement that meets the climate crisis.
Mary Evelyn Tucker Co-Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale Jon Sawyer Founding Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Codi Norred Program Director of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light Clifton Granby Assistant Professor of Ethics and Philosophy at Yale Divinity School RSVP to email@example.com or 203-432-5359; for more information visit divinity.yale.edu/climateyale.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSITIONS NEW MEMBERS Anne and Paul Miller, from Atlanta
DEATH Jane Kollock McCall, grandmother of Andrew Walker, died January 31, 2019 Patricia “Patty” Vaughn Gifford, died February 8, 2019
Cathedral BOOK STORE
BOOK STORE SEEKS MANAGER The Cathedral Book Store is accepting applications for a full time manager. The store manager oversees all the daily operations of the store, managing all employees and volunteers. The manager also oversees the implementation of its merchandising, marketing, advertising, and financial strategy while maintaining its mission of creating an engaged and thoughtful community where everyone can find something to enrich or inspire them on their faith journey. Contact Fay Swennes, fayswennes@yahoo. com or 404-237-2523, for a more detailed job description or to apply.
FOYERS Do you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people? Then Foyers is for you! Experience friends, food, and fellowship in small groups of 8-10 each month beginning with Super Foyers on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in Child Hall. Please contact Jennifer DuBose, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, address, phone number, and email to sign up.
PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Ian and Julie Bond • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • LeCretia Burton • Wicke Chambers • J. Franklin Clark • Heather Clark • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • Lynn Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Jimmy Fluker • Betty Hall • William Ham • Jane Hannah • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise Kan • Jack Lumanog • 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 • Clark Shelton • Brian Sturgell • Ruth Swanson • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Hollis Youngner
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Wendy Adelmann • Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Robert Carter • Tangi and Zakariyah Cummings • Sandra Daniel • Lee Dvonch • Velma Elliott • Cheryl • Helen Nixon Fleming • Connie Fort’a • Carleton Fuller • Peggy Govan • Bobby Hearn • Shirley Helmke • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Dan Howett • Sun Ja Kim • Rosa Lopez • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Andy Nelson •
Steven Norman • Olive Nworie • Penelope Rose Price • Betty and Bill Poole • Alphonsus Quinn • Frank Roth • James Sands • Ken Singleton • Karen Powell Spruill • Tina Susco • Woodrow Talley • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Ron M. Wallace • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Jane Kollock McCall • Patty Gifford
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MARCH 2 8:30 A.M. - 12 NOON
Shrove Tuesday March 5 Pancake Supper 5:30 p.m. cathedralATL.org/shrovetuesday
On Sunday, February 17, St. Veronica's Guild jewelry sale co-chairs Patti Parker and Barbara Frolick presented a check for $30,000 to Veronica Squires, of Good Samaritan Health Center. This gift will help Good Samaritan continue to pick up people from shelters in Atlanta, take them to the Good Sam facility and help them with their medical, dental, and emotional needs at the Friday Homeless Clinic. We thank the parish for their donations, and especially St. Veronica Guild members who worked throughout 2018 to collect donations, clean, repair, price, and work at the sale.
Ash Wednesday March 6 Imposition of Ashes 7 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 7 p.m. Family Service 5:30 p.m.
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