Cathedral Forum: Conversations about Faith Part 2: Parishioners Discuss their Journeys
Feb
24
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: Conversations about Faith Part 2: Parishioners Discuss their Journeys

What kind of faith journey are we on, and who are our fellow passengers? To help answer this question, the Cathedral Forum is pleased to offer two sessions of “Conversations about Faith”, during which members of the Cathedral family discuss their spiritual journeys.

This week: We will bring scientific and journalistic curiosity into the room as we hear Charlie Crummer, physicist, and Walter Wells, former editor of Trinité Magazine (one of several hats he wears).

Come hear our parishioners tell their stories. The conversations will be moderated by Jocelyn Phelps, a member of the Cathedral’s Education Committee.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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An Evening Meditation from the writings of Kahlil Gibran
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening Meditation from the writings of Kahlil Gibran

The Reverend Paul-Gordon Chandler, author of a new book on Kahlil Gibran’s all-embracing spirituality, will lead a contemplative service based on spiritual readings from Gibran’s poetry and writings surrounded by candlelight darkness, mystical gentle silence, meditative Middle Eastern music, around a centerpiece image of Gibran’s art.

Please join us for this evening meditation. Sunday, February 24 at 6pm at the Cathedral.

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A Mid-Lenten Choral Evensong & Concert
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

A Mid-Lenten Choral Evensong & Concert

Thursday, March 21 at 6pm. A mid-Lenten choral evensong featuring the Cathedral Choir with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford (UK).

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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Consecration of Bishop Mark Edington and Festive Reception at 11 am
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Consecration of Bishop Mark Edington and Festive Reception at 11 am

Saturday, April 6 at 11:00am

You are cordially invited to the consecration of The Right Reverend Mark D.W. Edington as the new Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. This very special ceremony will include clergy and friends from all over Europe and other parts of the world. A festive reception will follow.

For more information and to RSVP to ensure the Cathedral can accomodate all guests, please click here.

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Palm Sunday
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion

"They took Palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting ‘Hosanna’. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord…Blessed is the King of Israel." John 12.13

Read more for service times.

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The Triduum (The Great Three Days): Maundy Thursday
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Triduum (The Great Three Days): Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, April 18. A service at 7:30pm followed by Maundy Thursday Watch.

Something new this year! We will meet at 7 pm in the Parish Hall for a simple agapé dinner of bread, wine, fruit and cheese. The service will continue in the church with the foot/handwashing, Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar. An all-night Watch will be kept.

Read here for more information.

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The Great Vigil of Easter
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday April 20, The Great Vigil of Easter Service. 8pm.

The most ancient and dramatic service of the year begins in darkness. A flame is kindled, the Paschal Candle is lit and the ancient hymn the Exsultet is sung. The service continues with readings from salvation history, Holy Baptism and then the joyful proclamation CHRIST IS RISEN! and the first Eucharist of Easter.

A reception follows in the Parish Hall, with lots of goodies as we celebrate the end of our Lenten fast.

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A Mid-May Choral Evensong
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

A Mid-May Choral Evensong

Thursday, May 16 at 6pm. A mid-May choral evensong featuring the Cathedral Choir. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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The Day of Pentecost
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

The Day of Pentecost

Sunday, June 9 at 11am. Service on the Day of Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday. Confirmation and Baptisms celebrated.

This is an official first visitation by the Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the Very Reverend Mark D.W. Edington.

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A Summer Evensong
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Summer Evensong

Sunday, June 23 at 6pm. The Cathedral’s last choral evensong of the program year. Featuring the Cathedral Choir. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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A Celebration of Kahlil Gibran
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

A Celebration of Kahlil Gibran

Please join us for an evening of literature and culture as we welcome Paul-Gordon Chandler for a talk titled “Kahlil Gibran: An Unparalleled Guide for Our Times”, based on his new book being released in Paris, In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran (Rowman & Littlefield).

A book-signing and reception graciously sponsored by the well-known Paris Lebanese restaurateur, Rimal will follow the program.

RSVP required by February 15 to parish.coordinator@americancathedral.org

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Christopher Atzinger - Piano Solo
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Christopher Atzinger - Piano Solo

Les Dimanches Musicaux presents: Christopher Atzinger - Piano Solo
Sunday 17 February at 3 pm
Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” and in the San Francisco Chronicle for his “fervency and panache”, pianist Christopher Atzinger has performed throughout Europe and North America, highlighted by concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill), Salle Cortot, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, the American Academy in Rome, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

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Cathedral Forum: Conversations about Faith: Parishioners Discuss their Journeys
Feb
17
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: Conversations about Faith: Parishioners Discuss their Journeys

What kind of faith journey are we on, and who are our fellow passengers? To help answer this question, the Cathedral Forum is pleased to offer two sessions of “Conversations about Faith”, during which members of the Cathedral family discuss their spiritual journeys.

This week: We will explore varieties of service during the Forum in conversation with Andrew Kluetz, Head of Acolytes, and Julie Aubry, member of several Cathedral ministries and leader of a recent Forum on Leviticus.

Come hear our parishioners tell their stories. The conversations will be moderated by Jocelyn Phelps, a member of the Cathedral’s Education Committee.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

 

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A Mid-Epiphany Choral Evensong
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

A Mid-Epiphany Choral Evensong

Friday, February 15 at 6pm. A mid-Epiphany choral evensong featuring the Cathedral Choir. Service music by Charles Wood, Kenneth Leighton and Roland Martin.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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Cathedral Forum: "Jewish Theological Responses to the Shoah"
Feb
10
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: "Jewish Theological Responses to the Shoah"

On the heels of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rabbi Tom Cohen of Kehilat Gesher, the only progressive, bilingual synagogue in the Paris region,  considers a range of Jewish responses to the challenges of theodicy – of understanding how we can try to make make sense of God, Evil and the Shoah in modern Jewish thinking.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

 

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Musical Miscellany: A Program of Songs Without Rhyme or Reason
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Musical Miscellany: A Program of Songs Without Rhyme or Reason

The music of the Great American Songbook returns to the American Cathedral in a concert presented by the Junior Guild.  Mark Carroll, who for 13 years staged tributes to the composers and lyricists of Broadway and Hollywood, has put together a delightful evening of songs by Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Herman, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, and more, sung by members of the Cathedral Choir as well as performers drawn from the world of opera and musical comedy.   Please RSVP by February 4th to Meredith Salisbury, memesalisbury@gmail.com

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Pop-up Sale after the Service
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Pop-up Sale after the Service

The Junior Guild is hosting another wonderful pop-up sale in the Parish Hall on Sunday, January 27, following the 11:00 a.m. service.  All are welcome. Cookbooks, baked goods, vintage porcelain and scenic cards will be on sale. All proceeds will support the Junior Guild charities for women and children.

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Cathedral Forum: The Irony of American Foreign Policy
Jan
27
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: The Irony of American Foreign Policy

Jan 27: Building on his work archiving William Pfaff's papers in the cave of his Paris apartment, Christopher Schaefer speaks about the irony of American foreign policy. Pfaff's last book, The Irony of Manifest Destiny, echoed the title of Reinhold Niebuhr’s The Irony of American History, written almost 60 years earlier, as the Niebuhr brought his theological vision to bear on America’s Cold War foreign policy.

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Cathedral Forum: What's So Original about Sin?
Jan
20
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: What's So Original about Sin?

In this Forum, parishioner Bill Tompson looks closely at the “sin language” of the New Testament, highlighting some of the paradoxes that emerge when we take the its witness seriously. Above all, he shows how the Biblical writers’ views of sin must be always understood in light of the Easter message of Jesus’ resurrection and the divine forgiveness that it makes known.     

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Cathedral Forum: “I got Baptized into the Body—Now What?” ”
Jan
13
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: “I got Baptized into the Body—Now What?” ”

January 13: “I got Baptized into the Body—Now What?”

The Book of Common Prayer defines holy baptism as “the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.” As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Bishop Pierre Whalon reflects on this sacrament. Join us for a discussion of grace, redemption, ecumenism and vocation.

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