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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · May 5, 2019

PROCESSIONS By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral When I was growing up down in Coweta County, I walked a lot. Almost every day, after school, I would walk back through the woods behind our house, or down to the creek in front of our house, or through the farm pastures over to the lake. Those walks were rather like processions for me, routine and familiar rhythms that nevertheless often became exciting and even revealing. In a similar way, my family, in a car, would process down Highway 34, towards Newnan, to school, and on Sundays, to church. The highway ride was a procession for us, joining with other cars, and even trucks and tractors in those days. From all walks of life, we formed a procession to town. My life journey, my walk, has, of course, brought me to this beautiful church, the Cathedral of St. Philip. Parishioners and neighbors often see me walking here. Those walks are routine, through familiar streets, but they inspire new things. “Solvitur ambulando,” Augustine of Hippo once said, “It is solved by walking.” A good walk seems to solve all sorts of things for me, personal problems for sure, but also professional problems – like what can I possibly preach on this Sunday? Go for a walk. It is solved by walking. This past Easter, I once again thrilled to see so many other people walking. Those people were you, many of you arriving early for the Easter Vigil, in the dark, before sunrise. One of my favorite times of the year, one of the holiest for me, is waiting by the Easter Fire, watching people walk to the fire. We are all walking in the dark that morning, some of us with flashlights, and some of using the streetlights. Our destination is light. Our destination is that Great Fire, the New Fire, of Easter. This past Easter, some of us were thrilled, while watching and walking, to see a tremendous meteor flash above the Cathedral roof ! What a brilliant fire to begin the lighting of our Paschal Candle and the New Fire of Easter! We saw it because we were following our routine, out walking, even in the dark, and watching. During all our Easter services, we took time to walk again. In church, we call our walking something else. We call it a “procession!” With dogwood branches and holy water, we processed again, around and around the inside of the Cathedral nave, bathing ourselves in both light and water. Processions are where prayer happens. Sometimes that prayer is intentional, as in church. But, I believe our church processions actually begin when we wake up, and when we begin the familiar routine of getting to church again. All those church processions – to church itself in our cars, walking to the nave, walking in the nave—all those church processions are meant to give us practice. At church, we are practicing how to process in prayer, so that we can also pray during our other daily processions. When we practice enough, we will see a rainbow on the way to church, as many of us did this past Sunday! All of us have daily processions. Those daily processions include the journey from sleep to wakefulness each morning, down the hall, down the stairs to our coffee or breakfast, driving or riding or walking to work, to school, to the grocery store. Is it possible that we might encounter prayer during those ordinary processions? Is it possible that we might encounter, not just errands and tasks and responsibilities, but also the presence of the holy? Walking in church, processing in church, is meant to give us just that sort of practice. If we can practice prayer while processing in church, we might also be able to pray in traffic jams, in check-out lines, and walking outside to meet the new day.


MAY 5, 2019 · The Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 9:1-20 · Psalm 30 · Revelation 5:11-14 · John 21:1-19


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preachers: Avery Culp and Natalie Spangler Choristers and Staff Singers: Bob Chilcott, Be thou my vision Dan Locklair, O sacrum convivium


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon George Maxwell

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams Cathedral Choir: Gerre Hancock, A Song to the Lamb Thomas Weelkes, Alleluia! I heard a voice

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 Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Schola: Stephen Carraciolo, Preces and Responses Herbert Howells, Collegium Regale Evening Service Patrick Hadley, My beloved spake Joseph Rheinberger, Abendlied


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 Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden


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The Cathedral Antiques Show is pleased to announce Moving in the Spirit as the beneficiary for the 2020 show. They will introduce themselves with a presentation this Sunday, May 5, at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall. All are welcome. Moving in the Spirit is an award-winning creative youth development program that uses the discipline of dance to help children and teens develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills they need to thrive. Funding from the Cathedral Antiques Show will support the significant program expansion that will accompany the organization’s 2020 transition to a new facility currently under construction at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. The 2020 Cathedral Antiques Show will be January 23-25.

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 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@



Morning Prayer, Mikell Chapel 8:45 a.m., Monday–Saturday

The Dean’s Men’s Bible Study, Room 319 7 a.m., Tuesday

Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel 12:15 p.m., Monday–Friday (Healing service on Friday) Evening Prayer, Mikell Chapel 5:45 p.m., 2nd Thursday Taizé Service, Mikell Chapel 8 p.m., 3rd Monday Centering Prayer, Lanier House 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

Women’s Early Morning Bible Study, Walthour Library 7 a.m., Tuesday The Dean’s Women’s Bible Study, Room 319 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Eat Your Word Bible Study, Room 239 Noon, Wednesday Sons of Thunder, Gould Room 7 a.m., usually 1st Thursday





The Diocese of Atlanta is hosting an educational session and dialogue about immigration in Child Hall on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The session will start with an overview of the U.S. immigration system, common immigration myths and concerns, and a description of what immigration reform could look like. Many U.S.-born Americans are not well


versed on the U.S. immigration system; hence, it’s important to cover this “head” knowledge before engaging in dialogue to get into the heart of the matter. Next, the session will bring people together in small groups to engage in guided dialogue about immigration. The dialogue session uses a short film about immigrant journeys and challenges and will include community members who can share their immigration experience as well as their experience working with immigrant communities. The event is $10 per person and includes lunch. A donation will also be taken to support the ministry of El Refugio and Just Faith Ministries in their work with immigrants. Register at

Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring 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. In the last 130 years, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. Some recent grants have benefitted projects in our state. For instance, in 2016 UTO gave a grant to Honey Creek, retreat center for the Diocese of Georgia, to develop a 100-acre experimental ecological center, which cultivates a connection to creation and the retreat center’s biologically rich mix of wetland marsh and maritime forest ecosystems with tidal creek frontage. Here are some ways you and your family can participate: • Pick up a Blue Box in the Atrium and place it in a prominent place in your home. • Every night, think of one thing for which you are truly grateful for that day and then insert some coins or dollars in the Blue Box to express your gratitude. The United Thank Offering invites you to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for your blessings, and make an offering for each blessing. Through UTO, your blessings become blessings for others. Be grateful each day and share your gratitude by putting some coins into your Blue Box, which are available throughout the Cathedral this month.

Gallery Reception and Meet the Artist

McLean Jenkins Traces of Gothic Wednesday, May 15 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Atrium Presented by the Cathedral Art Committee

Episcopal Church WOMEN




Calling all of our church ladies! Our spring social is Thursday, May 9, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Cathedral ECW Board invites all women of the parish to join them during this busy time of year to take a break and recharge our batteries in the Lanier House Living Room. Come as you are to visit with old friends and to make new ones! Questions? Please email Meredith Bateman,

Greg Cole, executive director of Emmaus House, will speak at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12 in Child Hall. Greg will share with us how they are responding to their evolving community in ways that help residents to benefit from the changes that are coming, and how you too can be involved in closing the opportunity gap faced by those they serve. For 52 years, Emmaus House has served the residents of Peoplestown and surrounding neighborhoods on the south side of Atlanta. Sandwiched between the redevelopment of the Georgia State Stadium area to the north and the Beltline to the south, Peoplestown is witnessing considerable change. Fear of displacement brought on by the rapidly increasing cost of home ownership and apartment rental has created anxiety and uncertainty for many long-term residents.

Cathedral BOOK STORE DINNER WITH CHEF AND AUTHOR ASHA GOMEZ Join the Cathedral Book Store Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. as celebrated chef and best-selling cookbook author Asha Gomez shares her story, conducts a cooking demonstration, and serves up delightful food that reflects the blending of her two southern cultures. Gomez's Atlanta restaurant, Cardamom Hill, received national recognition the year it opened, and her award-winning cookbook, My Two Souths, has been glowingly reviewed in publications ranging from The New York Times to Garden & Gun magazine. Copies of My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India Into a Southern Kitchen will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Tickets are $15 per person and include a light meal of biryani prepared by Ms. Gomez. Please visit to purchase tickets and specify whether you prefer chicken biryani or vegetarian biryani.

Art Show at the Cathedral Towers with works in oil, acrylic, sculpture, jewelry, and photography by Towers residents May 2 & 3; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Work by Nancy Haselden

ELDER Ministries




AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, May 16. 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.

This Sunday, May 5, we welcome organist Jackson Borges as our 3:15 p.m. recitalist. A prizewinner in multiple organ competitions, Borges is a graduate of San Diego State University and Westminster Choir College, and currently serves as organist and director of music for All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His program will include works by Neswick, Vierne, Jongen, and Bossi. Come and hear this marvelously talented performer and musician. Jackson Borges, organ (All Saints' Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware) Bruce Neswick, Prelude and Fugue on Sine Nomine Louis Vierne, Scherzetto from 24 Pièces en style libre Joseph Jongen, Chant de Mai Marco Enrico Bossi, Etude Symphonique


At Week of Wonder this year, we will learn how to be a good neighbor and have compassion for our neighbors close at hand and around the world, through five carefully chosen Bible stories. Join us as we discover neighbors near and far! Week of Wonder is a volunteer-driven Christian formation experience. We rely on parent and community volunteers to keep WOW running, safe, and fun. Adults, please prayerfully consider how you will be a part of the WOW experience this year and volunteer at Week of Wonder runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10-14. The cost is $125 per child. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2018.

The Cathedral Habitat team is building another home on Saturdays through June 8 (skipping Memorial Day weekend). 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 to build or join our lunch team in the Atrium on Sundays, online at or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or to get additional information.



Edward Kenimer, from Atlanta Anita and Michael Thomas, from Atlanta Alison and Chad LaBruyere, and their children, James and Joshua, from Greenville, South Carolina

Servicio con Primera Comunión es 5 Mayo en la Capilla Mikell a las 1115 a.m.


La Escuela de Biblia de Vacaciones Quien es mi prójimo, Conocer como amar como Jesús. Pueden registrar sus niños edad 3 hasta 10 en este sitio:

Sally Marshall Sorenson, died April 22, 2019

The Very Reverend John Sanders, ninth dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip, died February 24, 2019. His ashes and the ashes of his wife, Frances, will be interred in the Cathedral Memorial Garden on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to the service.

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Christian Bensah • Virginia Bicksler • John Blair • Pat Brinson • Dick Burgin • Wicke Chambers • Heather Clark • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • Lee Duncan • Lynn

Alexander Ehrlicher • Randy Farmer • Rita Fink • William Ham • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise

Kan • Jack Lumanog • Elaine Lyon • Frank Mathews • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Cecil Miner • Charlie Neal • Philip Newton • Paul O'Connor • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and

Wayne Reid • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis "Skip" Schueddig • Brian Sturgell • Ruth Swanson • Julie Thompson • Faye Van Winkle • Andy Westafer • Sandy Williamson • Randy Wilson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Eileen Abeyesundere • Alex Collins Astrop • Bettina Bass • Caroline Brewer • Kenneth Carlson • Rebecca Colio • Joseph Counahan • Sandra Daniel • Lee Dvonch • Cheryl • Deborah Ellington • Rosalyn Flanagan •

Helen Nixon Fleming • Carleton Fuller • Ann Gressette • Ken and Marcia Gorton • Peggy Govan • Bobby

Hearn • Greg Hentz • Heather Hooper • Dan Howett • Mattie Hughes • Sun Ja Kim • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Robert Moore • Linus Nickel • Andy Nelson • Steven Norman • Rosemary Palmer • Corinne Perlman • Penelope Rose Price • Bill Poole • Grace Robichaux • Lolita

Rochon • Frank Roth • Ernest Sandoval • James Sands • Ken Singleton • Karen Powell Spruill • Tina Susco • Woodrow Talley • Pierson Thames • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Sandra Wallace • Ron M. Wallace • Jim Webb • Marion Wilson • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: John Butler • Jay Hendricks • Jean Methvin Gilbert • Bonnie Jachthuber • Robert Moore • Sally Sorenson

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This Sunday, May 5 at the 8:45 a.m. service, we will celebrate the roles and accomplishments of youth at the Cathedral. The service will feature youth preachers, intercessors, and ushers. Graduating seniors and five-year acolytes will also be recognized. Congratulations to these young people for all their accomplishments!

Last Sunday, April 28, more than 50 youth and adults were confirmed, received, or reaffirmed in a service officiated by Bishop Don Wimberly. Confirmation is the sacrament in which candidates “express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” (BCP, p. 860). Reception is “a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their baptism” (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church).

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