We bear witness to an Episcopal Church that, by its concrete actions, promotes inclusion and diversity. With the achievement of access to ordination and marriage equality, many LGBT advocates have reasonably asked, “Is our work finished?”. Groupe Lambda, the Cathedral’s bilingual parish group for theological reflection and fellowship on LGBT issues, is trying to answer that question. Some of us met in July 2016 to discuss this, and a larger and more diverse group will meet on Saturday, November 4th.Read More
The Cathedral offers parishioners the opportunity to respond personally to Jesus Christ's command to care for those in need. Read about our mission, ministries, and outreach in our blog Mission Matters.
Pôle Famille held its first ecumenical retreat on the weekend of the 25-27th of August. This group is a division of the “Carrefour de Chrétiens Inclusifs” (CCI) movement (Crossroads for Inclusive Christians) that seeks to bring together LGBTQI* Christians and promote their rights.Read More
Twice a week, volunteers for the Red Cross visit people in the streets of the 17th arrondissement to address a range of basic needs. David Guilbert, a member of the Cathedral Association and volunteer for the Red Cross, talks about his experiences.Read More
The Mission and Outreach committee would like to thank all of the parishioners and guests who attended the "Awareness-raising" event for the Hampaté Bâ school "Food for Thought" program on Friday evening.Read More
63-year-old Harry Bielskis, a former bus driver from Portland, Oregon, was deported in 2013 to Germany, the country of his birth—and yet a country Harry had not set foot in since he was four years old, when he and his parents immigrated to the US.Read More
If you drop by the Cathedral on any Friday around 11 am, you are sure to notice the buzz of activity that precedes the Friday Mission Lunch. If you come inside, you will also notice the smell of delicious food and hear the laughter and hum of activity wafting out from the kitchen doors...Read More
Last Sunday at the Parish Coffee Hour, award-winning, all-male acapella group the Vanderbilt Melodores braved the torrential Parisian rain to give a fifteen-minute performance to a packed Parish Hall. The Melodores’ show was full of beautiful solos and included some impressive beat-boxing. A heartfelt thank you to the Melodores for stopping by and taking the time out of your Parisian holiday. And if you’re ever back in Paris, do come and see us again at the Cathedral!
For those who missed it (or for those who want to relive it!), head to our Facebook page for a short video of the performance.
The Melodores are the fifth season winners of NBC's The Sing-Off. To hear them or find out more, please visit: www.melodores.com .
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Did you know?
The Cathedral’s Mission and Outreach Committee provides grants for a number of international missions as part of our effort to be the hands and feet of Christ. A recent one-time grant to Rafiki Ya Maisha in Kenya supports poverty alleviation.Read More
In 2016, the American Cathedral contributed €9,000 to Amélie’s Angels, including €8,000 to go towards the cost of building a new school to serve approximately 250 students, and €1,000 for badly needed school supplies.Read More