A Day of Prayer
Oct
27
7:00 AM07:00

A Day of Prayer

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14

Christ Church Cathedral will join its fellow parishes in the Diocese of Tennessee in leading A Day of Prayer, as part of a Diocesan-wide Prayer Vigil on October 27. This powerful act of corporate prayer will serve to unite us as a common body of Christians in middle Tennessee as we pray for what is just and right in our community and in the world around us. 

A Day of Prayer will also celebrate the diverse ways we as Christians can choose to “pray for our needs and those of others,” by offering a time to pray silently or aloud, in solitude or in communion with friends, family, and neighbors.

Plans at the Cathedral include:

  • Chapel Prayer - The day will begin at 7:15 a.m. with a reading of Morning Prayer in the Chapel and conclude with Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m. At every hour throughout the day, a period of quiet prayer in the Chapel will begin, during which time intentions from the congregation and the community will be read.

  • Prayer Wall - A prayer wall will be set up outside the Cathedral on Broadway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will grow throughout the day with handwritten intentions, flowers, and pictures, representing the silent prayers of those who have visited.

An online prayer request form is available here for parishioners and visitors to submit their prayers and special intentions, or add a name to the prayer list to be read in the Chapel or added to the prayer wall. The online form will be available until the end of the day on Thursday, October 25.

If you would like to volunteer to help lead prayer you may sign up here. Contact Laura Copeland for more information.

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Thomas Ospital Organ Concert
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Thomas Ospital Organ Concert

One of two chief organists at the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, home of the largest pipe organ in France, 28-year-old Thomas Ospital is a top international concert organist. His scintillating program will include a demonstration of his remarkable skill at improvisation.
Reception following.
Co-sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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Parish Pub Trivia Night
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Parish Pub Trivia Night

Enjoy a night of trivia, fellowship, a silent auction, and prizes!

This is a social event for the adults and friends of our parish. There will be pizza, wine, beer by Jackalope Brewing Co., a silent auction, and live trivia hosted by Nerdy Talk Trivia! All proceeds support youth missions and outreach. Hope you will join us, tickets are going fast, don't miss out! 

PRE-SALE TICKETS
$25/person or $175 for a table/team of eight
Get your tickets here.

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Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols

Readers from the Christ Church Cathedral congregation join the Choir and Senior Choristers to trace in music and scripture the story of prophecy and fulfillment, from the foretelling of the coming of Christ through Advent and the Annunciation to the Incarnation of God's promise in the birth of our Savior.

Directed by:
Canon Dr. Michael Velting, Organist and Choirmaster
Joseph O'Berry, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, organ

Reception following.

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Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat

  • DuBose Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2019 Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Retreat is Friday afternoon, February 15 – Sunday morning, February 17, 2019, at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. It will be a very special weekend for Women of all Ages in the Christ Church Community. Our theme this year is a line from a Mary Oliver poem, "What Are You Going To Do With Your One Wild And Precious Life?" and our speaker for the weekend is Reverend Lissa Smith! There will be fellowship, workshops, small groups, coffee and conversation, intentional meals, leisure time, and FUN. This year, we are inviting young women (ages 16 and up) to join us as part of the Mother-Daughter experience. 

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OctoberFeast
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

OctoberFeast

Join your neighbors at OctoberFeast—where the church community meets the neighborhood community at brunch each Sunday in October.

This Sunday, October 14, will be at Pomodoro East (701 Porter Road, 37206). The neighborhoods for this area include but are not limited to East Nashville, Inglewood, Donelson, Germantown, Cleveland Park, Old Hickory, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and Wilson County.
 
Upcoming: October 21—Jonathan's Grille, and October 28—Crow's Nest. Contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis with any questions.

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The Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky, Guest Preacher and Speaker
Oct
7
8:30 AM08:30

The Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky, Guest Preacher and Speaker

On Sunday, October 7, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Zirschky will preach at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Liturgies on the topic "Where Technology and Faith Collide." 

An intergenerational panel discussion during the Dean's Forum at 9:45 a.m. will be moderated by the Reverend Matthew Lewis. Panelists will field questions on a variety of themes relating to faith and technology in order to offer reflections on the subject from their perspectives across different generations. 

The Reverend Dr. Zirschky will continue the discussion over refreshments beginning at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Children, youth, and adults alike are invited to participate in a full day of insightful and challenging conversations about faith in the digital age. 

The discussion will examine how social and mobile media are changing the ways we relate in fundamental ways. What is the call of the Christian community in a digital society and how do we live at the intersection where technology and our faith collide? 

Andrew Zirschky (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Youth Ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary and serves as academic director at the Center for Youth Ministry Training in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Nashville CARES AIDS Walk
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Nashville CARES AIDS Walk

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15

By designation of the Dean, Christ Church Cathedral’s participation in the Annual Nashville AIDS Walk will be a “100 Hands of Mercy” event. As such, all friends of the Cathedral are invited to join the Walk.

Walk with Christ Church Cathedral members, friends, and hundreds of others to raise funds for Nashville CARES and join the Cathedral’s 27-year history of participation in the AIDS Walk. Your participation will bring the good news of Christ’s healing love to Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Nashville CARES, one of the outreach ministries supported by the Cathedral, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families by providing services including HIV testing, counseling, and emergency food and shelter. CARES is also dedicated to raising awareness and prevention through education in communities, schools, prisons, and shelters.

Advance registration is available online at nashvilleaidswalk.com There you can join the team, sponsor one of the walkers listed on the CCC team, or make a general team donation. For additional information, please contact Jere Lane at 615-496-3209; or Jeanne Thomas at  615-480-9642.

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, known for its unconventional musical selections, plays Aliaksandr Yazinski’s “Peace” for accordion and string quartet; Bryon House’s “Trio” for reworked electronics with English horn, bassoon, and flute; and Nico Muhly’s “Beaming Music” for organ (featuring Canon Dr. Michael Velting) and marimba.
Reception following.
Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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Foyer Group Kickoff Event: Stars Under The Stars
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Foyer Group Kickoff Event: Stars Under The Stars

The Kickoff for Foyer Groups will be the second annual Stars Under The Stars, which will take place Saturday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. We will gather on the front lawn of Diocesan House at 3700 Woodmont Blvd. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of laughs as we watch Whoopi Goldberg in the classic movie Sister Act. Come and meet your fellow Foyer Group members and enjoy a night of popcorn and laughs on the lawn under the stars. Please RSVP here if you plan to come. Questions? Contact Adam Hutson (865-922-8633)

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Acolyte Training
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Acolyte Training

Are you interested in becoming an Acolyte? Are you a current Acolyte who would like to expand your role and responsibilities? 
Join us in the Nave on Saturday, September 29, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., to learn more about this important ministry. Children and adults are welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more information contact the Acolyte coordinators: Melissa Kirkby or Carolyn Treybig.

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Newcomers Brunch
Sep
16
12:30 PM12:30

Newcomers Brunch

New to Christ Church Cathedral? Interested in finding out a little more about this church community in the heart of Nashville? Come to a Newcomers Brunch in Cheek Hall on September 16, following the 11 a.m. Liturgy. You'll enjoy a catered lunch in fellowship with other newcomers and church members, while hearing more about the mission and community of Christ Church Cathedral. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis.

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Bible Challenge Kickoff
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Bible Challenge Kickoff

The Reverend Matthew Lewis invites all Cathedral Young Adults to participate!
The Bible Challenge will involve daily reading of the Bible and attendance at weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings through spring. See full schedule on the Programs Calendar.
The kick-off is Wednesday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis.

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Annual Parish Picnic & Worship in the Park
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Parish Picnic & Worship in the Park

Join us for worship and the annual parish picnic at Centennial Park on Sunday, August 26, at 10 a.m. We will gather together for worship, food, fellowship, and games.

RSVP here by Wednesday, August 22, so we'll know how much food to order!

Please note: The 8 a.m. Liturgy will be at the Cathedral as usual and the 10 a.m. Liturgy will be at the park. There will not be a 10 a.m Liturgy at the Cathedral that morning (the Cathedral will close after the 8 a.m. Liturgy and will open again for BreakingBread@6). A map of the park can be found here.

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Blessing of Liturgical Ministries
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Blessing of Liturgical Ministries

This event celebrates our members across the diocese who participate in the life of each of our churches.

Guest Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Matthew Olver, Assistant Professor of Liturgics and Pastoral Theology, Nashotah House Theological Seminary

All are welcome! Lunch is provided and there is no charge for the event. We do ask that you register online in order to have an accurate headcount for lunch.

This event is sponsored by The Cathedral Chapter.

Register Here

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Voices. Of Hope? The Power of Music Concert
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Voices. Of Hope? The Power of Music Concert

Part of a city-wide dialogue on the arts and social justice, presented in conjunction with the Nashville Symphony and the Violins of Hope exhibit, commemorating musicians in Nazi concentration camps. This concert includes Portara performing the Bach cantata “Feed the hungry with bread” (BWV 39) and the Nashville Concerto Orchestra playing Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Songs of Sorrow”.

Admission is free.

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Voices. Of Hope? The Power of Music Lecture
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Voices. Of Hope? The Power of Music Lecture

This two-part series is part of a city-wide dialogue on the arts and social justice, presented in conjunction with the Nashville Symphony and the Violins of Hope exhibit, commemorating musicians in Nazi concentration camps.  On April 25, Joy Calico of the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture, “Violins. Of Hope?” A concert on May 2, including Portara performing the Bach cantata “Feed the hungry with bread” (BWV 39) and the Nashville Concerto Orchestra playing Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Songs of Sorrow”, will explore the power of music to respond to oppression, give hope, and spur action.

Admission is free.

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Bike-or-Bus to Church Sunday
Apr
22
7:00 AM07:00

Bike-or-Bus to Church Sunday

Leave your car at home, jump on your bike, or take the bus and join us in observing Earth Day on April 22. The Cathedral will provide bike racks on the west side of the church and 50 bus passes will be available on a first come, first served basis to those who want to ride the bus to church that morning. Parishioners are encouraged to worship that day in casual biking attire!

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Icon Writing Retreat
Apr
9
to Apr 13

Icon Writing Retreat

Practice the spiritual discipline of icon writing in a small class setting led by Teresa Harrison. Beginners welcome! Register soon, as class fills quickly. Lunch provided daily. Please note time change.

$495 includes materials. Deposit of $100 due by February 28, full payment by March 26.

Register online here.

Or you may send a check to:
Christ Church Cathedral
900 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Attn: ICON Writing Retreat

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Lenten Quiet Day
Mar
3
8:30 AM08:30

Lenten Quiet Day

Please join us for a time of Lenten reflection through readings, art, prayer, meditation and the Eucharist. All are welcome!

We will be led by the Reverend Carolyn Coleman, rector of St. David’s, Nashville

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 3th, 2018

Topic: The 8th Deadly Sin

Complication. Confusion. Disturbance. Diversion. That which calls our attention away. Distraction is the eighth deadly sin that distorts our relationships. Distraction exploits hairline cracks to make fissures between ourselves and other persons, crevasses between ourselves and all of creation, chasms between ourselves and God. What wolves come sneaking? What Strong Man beguiles us with flashy stories? How cold the iron of truths is, how unyielding, yet oddly pleasant—like the release of a fever. Such hard truths recalibrate us when we turn our attention to recall the freedom that God gives us to walk through this life. This freedom, a superpower really, is our best tool for engaging those tangled problems and fear-full challenges that tempt us to look away.

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Lenten Solemn Choral Evensong*
Feb
18
3:30 PM15:30

Lenten Solemn Choral Evensong*

Preceded by an organ concert by Matthew Michael Brown, Director of Music and Organist, First United Methodist Church, Salisbury, NC.

* Solemn Choral Evensongs are sung by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music, with Michael Gebhart, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, organ. Evensongs include Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Nashville Concerto Orchestra
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Nashville Concerto Orchestra

The Nashville Concerto Orchestra will present a varied and spirited program in the Nave on Saturday, February 17, at 3 p.m. First, Kris Wilkinson, string arranger for the CMA Awards and Lady Antebellum, and Marie Winget will play Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 6, a favorite of many. The program will continue with Matt Combs, former fiddler in the house band of the Grand Ole Opry, who will present the Nashville premiere of Appalachian Rhapsody for violin and orchestra. 

$15 suggested donation at the door.

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