“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
The Church is first and foremost a worshiping community. Liturgy (literally, the work of the people) is the main occupation and chief joy of the people of God. From praise of God, everything else flows. Scripture is the foundation of worship in the Episcopal Church. The Book of Common Prayer, rooted in ancient Christian patterns of prayer, sets forth the order for Sunday worship as well as other rites of the Episcopal Church.
On Sundays at Christ Church Cathedral, page numbers for each part of the liturgy are noted in the bulletins and correspond to the pages of the Book of Common Prayer. Hymns are found in the Hymnal, 1982, the blue book in the pew racks. Anyone sitting near you will be happy to orient you further and answer questions about worship at the Cathedral.
7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite One
8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
A celebration of the Holy Eucharist in contemporary language, with hymns and choral accompaniment by the Cathedral Choristers.
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
A celebration of the Holy Eucharist in contemporary language, with hymns and choral accompaniment by the Cathedral Choir and, on major feasts, with sung prayers and incense.
6:00 p.m. Breaking Bread@6
Informal worship in the tradition of Common Prayer with hymns accompanied by local musicians. Come as you are.
7:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
A spoken celebration of the Holy Eucharist in contemporary language in the Chapel.