to Christ Church Cathedral

The official seat for the Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee and the gathering place for Prayer Book minded Christians across Middle Tennessee. Our Dean has called us to the task of "bringing the heart of Christ into the heart of the city" by faithful proclamation of the Gospel, service to the poor, the life of prayer, the creative pursuit of the Spirit's imagination, and the joy of Christian fellowship. Come take up this mission with us!

Click HERE to learn more.

Wednesday Evening Dinner & Program

Wednesdays, March 25 & April 15, 6:30pm

The Instrument for Telling God's Story: Flannery O'Connor's Vision for the Writer
Victor Judge will lead an exploration of three of Flannery O'Connor's short stories in order to construct her "theology of writing as an incarnational art." Click HERE to learn more. 

Dinner: 5:30pm. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Reservations are required by 4pm on Monday of each week. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729.
Program: 6:30pm

Palm Sunday Schedule

Sunday, March 29

7:00am - Holy Eucharist
8:30am - Holy Eucharist. Children will gather in the rear of the Nave and join in the opening procession, then adjourn to sit with their families.
10:00am - Palm Sunday Passion Walk will begin in the Parish Hall with Hot Cross Buns for all. No other classes will meet.
11:00am - Holy Eucharist. Children will gather in the rear of the Nave and join in the opening procession, then adjourn to sit with their families
12:00pm - Coffee Minute in the Parish Hall

Palm Sunday Event

Sunday, March 29, 8:30am

Calling all bakers, crafters, procession helpers and palm cross makers! We need volunteers to help create the Palm Sunday Event. This event will include processions by the children at the 8:30 and 11:00 Liturgies. Between the Liturgies there will be the Prayer Walk of the Passion, a craft area for families, and a festive reception in Cheek Hall. Click HERE to learn more. 

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies

March 29 - April 5

A special series of liturgies and prayer will lead up to the celebrations of the Resurrection. Please plan to prepare for Easter by attending these moving liturgies. The Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday at 7pm is the first celebration of Easter. On Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 7am, 8:30am, and 11am. Breakfast and Christian Education classes will not be held on Easter Day. Click HERE for the complete schedule.

Vigil with the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday, April 2

Volunteers are needed to facilitate to facilitate this Vigil. The Chapel will be prepared with an Altar of Repose (for the Reserved Sacrament) following the Stripping of the Altar on Maundy Thursday. A sign-up list is available at the Reception desk asking you to sign up for a one-hour silent vigil sometime during the night. Click HERE to learn more.

Flowering of the Cross

Easter Sunday, April 5

On Easter morning a large wooden cross will be placed at the top of the access ramp on the west side of the Cathedral. You are invited to bring flowers when you come to worship on Easter Day. Please place them on the cross and watch the cross grow flush with the colors of God's creation!

Blessing of Liturgical Ministries

Saturday, April 11, 9am

The Diocese of Tennessee will host its fifth annual Blessing of Liturgical Ministries at the Cathedral. It will celebrate the work of all those whose dedicated ministry is reflected in the worship of our congregations. Whether you are an Acolyte, Altar Guild member, Choir member, Clergy, Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Lector, Sacristan, Usher, Verger, or Thurifer, there is something for you. Click HERE to learn more or to register.

Re-Visioning Justice in America

April 17-19

The "Re-Visioning Justice in America" Conference will be held April 17-19 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. A keynote address by Michelle Alexander, JD, will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, April 18, at 7pm. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Suggested donation: $10 at the door. Click HERE to learn more.

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Youth Summer Mission Trips

Registration Now Open

This summer our youth have two amazing opportunities to experience the world and serve God inside and outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Mission trips include project work, shared meals, connections with members of the community, morning and evening prayer and reflection, socializing and fun. Through these experiences, our youth build friendships, create bonds with people in the community they serve, and deepen their Christian faith. Click HERE to learn more.

Reconciliation Committee

Needs New Members

The Reconciliation Committee is being reorganized. Several events are being planned, and your ideas and energy are needed. Click HERE to learn more.

Young Adults Brunch

Second Sunday of Each Month

The Young Adults will meet for brunch on the 2nd Sunday of each month following the 11am liturgy. Visit the Young Adults Facebook page for details.

Church In The Yard (CITY)

First Sunday of each month, 2pm

On the first Sunday of every month Christ Church Cathedral serves a meal to the hungry in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Church, 615 6th Ave. S. You are invited to assist in this servant ministry. Please contact  Anna Masi to learn more.

Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report is now available. Click HERE to view.

Support the Cathedral

Pledge or make a one time gift online

Please prayerfully consider how you might help support the Cathedral financially in 2015. You may click on the button below to make your pledge online or to make an online donation. For more information about the 2015 stewardship campaign, click HERE

Links of Interest

For information about the Education programs at the Cathedral, click HERE.

Sunday, March 29

Everyone is invited to attend the Advent Event and enjoy hot cross buns in the Parish Hall. Regular classes will not meet.

Daily Lenten Reflection for March 27

Isaiah 40:31

Waiting is not my strong suit; I am the impatient, get things done personality type.

Click HERE for the full Lenten Reflection.

On the Cathedral Webcast

Click HERE to watch the current webcast
The Cathedral Webcast is live each Sunday morning at 11:00am for the Holy Eucharist and at other times for special events. Click HERE for the current webcast or click HERE for all recent Cathedral webcasts.

Sunday Liturgies

Sunday of the Passion:
Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Joshua M. Caler
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

11:00am* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Joshua M. Caler

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

* Childcare provided.

Choral Repertoire

For the Choral Repertoire for the current season, click HERE.

Weekday Liturgies

Monday through Friday 7:15am
Morning Prayer, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Monday through Friday 12:15pm
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Centering Prayer

Click HERE to learn more about Centering Prayer.

Sunday 9:30am
Location: Annex
Will not meet on March 29.

Tuesday 5:30pm
Location: Chapel

Thursday 12:15pm
Location: Lower level in Atrium 4

If you would like to learn more about Christ Church Cathedral, please click HERE.


Episcopal Diocese of TN

Christ Church is the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee which is a Diocese of The Episcopal Church (TEC), a province of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.