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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · November 3, 2019

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY IS ALSO A PROCESSION OF PLEDGES – FOR THE GREATER GOOD!! By the Very Rev. Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral This Sunday, November 3, is All Saints’ Sunday, when we remember the deceased saints among us, and when we also baptize new saints among us. It’s a great feast of the Church! But, at the Cathedral, we also do something else. We process our pledges of financial support for 2020! At our morning services, our usual Offertory Procession will be much longer. As usual, we will process with our gifts of wine and bread, and with our financial gifts. But, this Sunday, everyone in the congregation may also join the procession. We will process with our completed pledge cards for 2020 – how we commit to supporting God’s work through the Cathedral of St. Philip in 2020. Thank you for pledging enthusiastically and generously. For The Greater Good! If you do not have a completed card, you may still process. We will make available “Intention Cards,” by which you can signal your intention to pledge for 2020. We do not want to omit anyone! This procession is also a procession of saints, saints committed to God’s work here at the Cathedral in 2020. Please join us!

TWO CANONS FOR THE GREATER GOOD! Speaking of The Greater Good, I am pleased to announce two new staff positions – in fact, two new Canon positions! However, let me hasten to add, they do not involve two new people! Effective this week, the Reverend Cathy Zappa will be our new Canon for Liturgy and Pastoral Care. As such, she will oversee all our liturgical and prayer services. In addition, she will organize and oversee our activities and programs of pastoral care in the parish. With the assistance of Hillary Jones, she will tend to prayer lists and concerns, too. Thank you, Cathy! In addition, the Reverend Lauren Holder will be our new Canon for Community and Education. Her oversight will be our Christian education programs for children and youth; and she will also oversee community and congregational life groups, which include outreach programs and committees. Thank you, Lauren! Most veteran parishioners know that the Canons of the Cathedral can do anything! The reason we hire great priests is because they have the ability to be excellent generalists, able to move to different programs of oversight, all the while continuing our ministries of celebrating, teaching, preaching, and pastoral care. Each of us, and other clergy, do all those things. It is our Canons who have particular areas of program oversight. Our Canon – and Vicar, the Reverend George Maxwell, will oversee adult Christian education programs and spirituality programs. I am honored to serve with these clergy, and with all the other clergy of the Cathedral, too. God does wonderful things in this community, and I look forward to an even Greater Good!


NOVEMBER 3, 2019 · All Saints' Sunday, Year C

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 · Psalm 149 · Ephesians 1:11-23 · Luke 6:20-31


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins

8:45 A.M. BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Choristers and Cathedral Singers: Grayston Ives, There is a land of pure delight David Conte, In Heaven soaring up Baptisms: Bailey Laird Dozier, daughter of Katie and Taylor Dozier Anna Blythe Hogan, daughter of Blythe and Will Hogan Arch Robert McSeveney, son of Amanda and Fred McSeveney

9 A.M. BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins Baptisms: Pamela Farrell Blease

11:15 A.M. BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Cathedral Choir: Ēriks Ešenvalds, Beatitudes I, II, III (world co-premiere) Baptisms: Eva Taylor Ferrara, daughter of Leigh and Nick Ferrara Jaira Sobechi Ifezue, daughter of Chioma and Chike Ifezue Robert Wilson Kennelly, son of Alexandra and Corbin Kennelly Enoch Carter Morris V, son of Tori and Carter Morris Layla Raine Rivers, daughter of Courtnay and Matt Rivers Carter LeGrand Wood, Jr., son of Janell and Carter Wood

11:15 A.M. BAUTISMO Y LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval Baptisms: Dylan Yael Aguirre, son of Rosa Aguirre Montufar and Blelder Campos Perez Dailyn Valeria Compos-Aguirre, daughter of Rosa Aguirre Montufar and Blelder Campos Perez

4 P.M. CHORAL REQUIEM EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Cathedral Schola: Maurice Duruflé, Requiem


Most regular children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School classes meet at 10:10 a.m.



Child Hall Contemplating Christ: How to Become a Mystic without Really Trying!

Room 120

This term, we are looking at what it means to be a mystic (it’s not as extraordinary as you might think!) and how the recovery of the contemplative tradition in the church might change how we go about being church. This Sunday, November 3, Canon Maxwell will talk about “Welcoming” and explain the contemplative practice known as the “Welcoming Prayer.” It’s a way of acknowledging God’s presence in the midst of a stressful physical or emotional situation. As always, you will find a light heart, a broad welcome, and good coffee. We look forward to seeing you!

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS Our fall confirmation class is underway, but it’s not too late to join! This class is for adults who want to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church and for those who are new to the Episcopal Church or to the Cathedral and would like to learn more. We meet on Wednesdays, through November 20, from 6–7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa at or 404-365-1043.




END OF LIFE DECISIONS CLASS ON NOVEMBER 10 “Why is it that people plan their vacations, finances, weddings and retirements, but do so little to plan for their deaths? We have come to believe that by embracing our mortality- whether you are in perfect health or are ill- you can live a more purposeful, peaceful and joyful life.” —Erin and Douglas Kramp, Living with the End in Mind Join Canon Carolynne Williams and Richard Perry for discussion of end of life decisions next Sunday, November 10 at 10:10 a.m. in Room 239. There are materials that will be available and are useful and helpful. Contact Canon Williams, or 404-365-1035, with any questions.


The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Rev. Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Community and Education The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Liturgy and Pastoral Care The Rev. John William Harkins III, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Nathan G. Huddleston, Priest Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministries The Rev. Julia B. Mitchener, Priest Associate for Children’s Ministries 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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CHILDREN'S Ministries

RACE and Healing



It is almost 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, lmcnamara@, or register at A pageant sign-up table will be in the Atrium on Sundays, November 10, November 17, and December 8. We do request that all sign ups are done in person. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 22 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman, sarachapman@ The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be

A group of Cathedral parishioners and friends took a pilgrimage in August to the Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Over these few weeks, we will share some of their reflections here. More reflections are posted online at


From Barbara Pendergrast: I am still processing and finding my South Carolina grounding around slavery, and in particular, the lynching narrative and the

lack of deep intersection of it with my personal narrative. I realize I need to “start where I am,” but the magnitude of missing the depth of the narrative that silently surrounded me as a child, growing up three blocks from the Old Slave Market, in Charleston breaks me open in ways that I believe I am not fully aware of yet. I will go back “home" (S.C.) in a different and more conscious way now than I ever have been before.

RACE AND HEALING BOOK DISCUSSION – PART 2 Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Gould Room

SPIRITUALITY ADVENT QUIET DAY: BEFORE YOU WERE BORN As we prepare for the birth of the Christ child, we are invited to remember or ponder anew that which God has made incarnate in each of us. Join Canon Lauren Holder for an Advent Quiet Day of warmth and reflection. Imagine a time before you were born, a time of gestation and creativity, of being knit together by a loving God. Give yourself the gift of quiet and prayer as you enter into Advent. The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, December 7. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register before December 2 by contacting Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ or 404-365-1031.

Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning is full of deep concepts that beg for discussion. In our first meeting, we grappled with these "myths" from a largely historical and developmental perspective. But, for author Richard T. Hughes, a key defining aspect of these myths—why he designated them as such—is that they are still continuing to shape us. So we decided to meet again for another evening in conversation about this book. This time, we will be wrestling with two questions. First, to what extent—and how—are these five myths (America as the chosen nation, nature's nation, a Christian nation, the millennial nation and the innocent nation) and white supremacy affecting us now in our current, everyday lives? And, second, to the extent these five myths are still operative, what concrete actions can we take to highlight and maximize their positive potential and negate and render void their negative potential? Contact Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1031, to RSVP or for more information. To sign up for occasional emails about monthly Race and Healing events, go to


Jean Methvin Gilbert

Scotty Morrow

Frank Kellogg Allan

Katharine Alexander Golding

Michael O'Sullivan

George Adams, Jr. James G. Apple

Sam Bartholomew

Irene Patricia Bond Carol Boyd

Richard Bradfield, Jr. James H. Bratton, Jr.

Mark Kevin Brennan Patricia Brinson

Frances Bailey Brooke Tedi B. Brown

Bertha Buffington Gene Butler John Butler

Robert Carter

Andre Castenell, Sr. Hollis Chen

Danny Christy

J. Franklin Clark Romania Cline

Marjorie Coatney Janice Coatney Dan Conaway

Barbara Collier Condrey

Dolly Nance Fischer Crabtree Betty Dever

Kristen Douglas Thomas Dunn Velma Elliott

Doreen Engle

Helen Nixon Fleming Scott Freisem

Hugh Buchanan Gage, Jr. Francisco Gatica Patty Gifford

Caroline Lamar Mason Gilham Eudelle Lanier Graham Doyce Gunter

Philip Haines Gwynn, Sr. Patricia Hammond Jane Hannah

Harvey Harrison Betty Haskew Bobby Hearn

William Ricard Hendry Liz Grant Hilton Earl Holman

Peter Hurford

John Patton Hyman Audrey Iarocci

Peter Hillar Isop

Bonnie Jean Jachthuber Curt Jamison

Marcelle Jones Donald Jones

Ralph Neil Jones, Jr. Mary Jane Jordan Mark Kaish

David William Keller Joan Dixon Keller Sun Ja Kim

William Donald Knight Jr. Mary Todd Larsen Wanda Lewis Josefa Macias

Marilyn Mason

Frank Meriwether Mathews III Jane McCall

William Joseph Meyers Robert Moore

Vivian O'Connor

Peter Michael Payne Tony Perera

John Morgan Pinkerton Richard P. Pocalyko Betty Poole

Richard Pope Bob Pope

Ruth Ratchford Patti Reeves

Charlotte Reeves

Lombard Reynolds

Francis Nigel Richardson John C. Sanders

Jonathan Martin Edwin Sandys James J. Segars

Marilyn Beebe Sherrill Henry Shuford Linda Slack

Caroline Smith

Diane Elizabeth Carter Snipes Sally Marshall Sorenson Richard Sorenson, Sr. Marie Elayne Stroud Bill Townshend

Frank Troutman, Jr. Nico Vassalo

Steve Vandergriff

Katherine Massengale Walter Andy Westafer Palmer Wilkes

Gloria Wilkinson

William Leonard Willis Edward P. Wilson Marion Wilson

ELDER Ministries

United Thank OFFERING



AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Thursday, November 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 non-members. 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 course instructor, Stratton Leedy, at 404-237-8910.

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), and its ingathering on Sunday, November 17.

ANTIQUES Show 2020 ANTIQUES SHOW TICKETS NOW ON SALE! The Cathedral Antiques Show returns January 22–26! Check out all the fabulous events and get your tickets at This year’s beneficiary is Moving in the Spirit. Speakers kickoff with Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia of Bravo TV’s original cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and the new hit show Get a Room with Carson and Thom, who bring their considerable talents in design and humor to headline our guest speaker list. International event designer Bronson van Wyck, NYC floral artists Putnam & Putnam, Atlanta’s own architect Stan Dixon and designer Jackye Lanham, and silver historian Joseph P. Brady round out the lineup. Parties include the Preview Party, offering first access to the show; The Speakers’ Cocktail Party for an up-close meet and greet with all our celebrity speakers; and the Young Collectors Party with after-hours access to the show for the under-40 crowd. Our two unique home tours return: the Cathedral Tour of Homes and the Young Collectors Home Tour. A three-day entry ticket is your access to 28 curated dealers including a select collection of mid-century modern items, beautiful floral displays, and designer vignettes.

What’s the purpose of the United Thank Offering? To develop a personal spiritual discipline of gratitude, and to learn to live a blessed life by counting your blessings. When you see life through eyes of gratitude, you’ll see blessings everywhere. This new perspective will reveal the grace that already inhabits your life. What is the money used for? “I want to make a difference, but I’m not sure where the money goes.” Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests. Since its founding in 1889, 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. How can I participate? • Write a check to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line) and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church. • Make a contribution to UTO at the Atrium kiosk. • Make a contribution to UTO online at


At the Cathedral Farmers Market annual Sunday Supper, we bring in exceptional chefs from around the city, partner them up with a farmer, and provide guests with a truly farm-to-table potluck experience. This dinner provides an opportunity to eat, drink, mix and mingle with the chefs and farmers that make small-scale agriculture one part of the solution to creating a sustainable local food system for our community. With seasonal flavors, live music, beer, wine and signature cocktails, enjoy the bounty that a southern autumn provides and join us for our Sunday Supper on November 10! Get your tickets now at

A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led May 4-13, 2020 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta’s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. All talks will be in English. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, or 404-707-1217

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITION BIRTH Adelaide McMillan Starr, daughter of Laine and Jeff Starr born on October 18, 2019

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS R. Huntley Allen • T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Edgar and Judith Beach • Virginia Bicksler • Dick Burgin •

LeCretia Burton • Bernice Burton • Wicke Chambers • Heather Clark • Suzy Cohen • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • Randy Farmer • Rita Fink • William Ham • Caroline Hatcher • Katie

Hughey • Lisa Krysiak • Elaine Lyon • Lorri McClain • Carol McDonald • Jim McKenzie • Glenn Miller • Cecil Miner • Royce Mitchell • Susan Myers • Charlie Neal • Marian Palmore • Garry Pryor • Rubye and

Wayne Reid • Tommy Ripley • Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis “Skip” Schueddig • Julie Thompson • Sally Gatling Tomlinson • Faye Van Winkle • Sandy Williamson • Randy Wilson • Hollis Youngner

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Eileen Abeyesundere • James and Julia Allen • Alex Collins Astrop • Karyn Bacon • Daniel Baker • Bettina Bass • Randy Blythe • Sondra Bowen • Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd • Terry Brennan • Caroline Brewer •

Connie Brittain • Joe Bumbak • Lynn Chandler • Andrew Clark • Robert Coatney • Joseph Counahan • Tyler

Crumb • Annelly Deets • Kathy Dopp • Aurelia Dunnam • Deborah Ellington • Amy Franklin • Carleton Fuller • Laura and Lucia Gardner • Bruce Gillies • Ann Gressette • Peggy Govan • Terry Harville • Greg Hentz • Stephen Jones • Charlie Jones and Family • Meredith Lucius • Betty C. Lyons • Pat Martin • Michelle

Maxwell • Michael McClelland • Lauren McConville • Desi McGinty • George Mori • Liz Nelson • Dawna

Newton • Donna Norman • Steven Norman • Andi Otey • Kathlyn Pattillo • Bill Poole • Rowland Radford • Frank Roth • Lillian Sandoval • James Sands • Beverly Schellhase • Karl Schaffenburg • Milton Shiver •

Daniel Ladson Shwab • Donna Steigerwald • Tina Susco • Tom Talley • Pierson Thames • Jeffrey Thomas • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Susan Varcie • Ron M. Wallace • Katherine Welden • Trish Weller • Roger Williams • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young



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The Feast of ALL SAINTS HEAVENLY MUSIC FOR ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY On Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m., the Cathedral

Choir will offer the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and deeply profound sacred choral works in the entire history of music. This work is most often performed on concert stages in North America, so this will be a rare opportunity to experience it within the context for which it was written – a fully choral service of Holy Communion. Many people will attend the service to remember the life of a loved one who has passed into life eternal during the past year, and hear their names read aloud during the prayers, but this is transcendently beautiful music that offers hope and a palpable glimpse of heaven to all. The full Cathedral Choir will be joined by a chamber orchestra, underwritten as a gift from our Friends of Cathedral Music, using Duruflé’s orchestration for strings, harp, trumpets, timpani, and organ. The Cathedral Choir will also have the privilege of participating in the world premières of three settings of

The Beatitudes by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds over All Saints' weekend. Ešenvalds is one of the most compelling composers writing sacred music today, and these English-language settings of Matthew 5:3-12 are truly gorgeous additions to the sacred repertoire. They were commissioned by the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music, on whose board our Canon for Music, Dale Adelmann, has served throughout its existence, and we are honored to be able to offer them publicly for the first time. Join us for these glimpses of heaven!

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