Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Talk & Tour
Aug
25
9:15 AM09:15

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Talk & Tour

Please join Caroline Bauerschmidt, Director of Children’s Ministries for a tour of the various atria where children are helped to express the love of Jesus and an overview of the program.

In Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, children ages three through sixth grade read the Bible to hear God’s living story and study the Book of Common Prayer to apply that love and knowledge in the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.

You may register for the coming year here. For more information contact Caroline Bauerschmidt.

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2019 Chorister Retreat
Sep
6
to Sep 7

2019 Chorister Retreat

Our annual retreat for all Cathedral Choristers and for new, incoming Choristers and their parents, of rising second and third graders will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7 at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee.

A payment of $150 is required for each parent or non-Chorister family member who will attend; please register here. There is no charge for Choristers. Be sure to register by Friday, August 23. After that date, the cost will be $175. For more information, please contact Mary Ward by email or call 615.496.3761.

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Blessing of Liturgical Ministries
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Blessing of Liturgical Ministries

Special Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Eugene Schlesinger, Religious Studies Professor at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.

The Blessing of Liturgical Ministries will be held on Saturday, August 24,  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Liturgical ministries of all kinds are invited to participate: altar and flower guilds; vergers, acolytes, thurifers, and torch bearers; lay Eucharistic ministers and visitors; readers and lectors; choir members and leaders; healing prayer ministers; and ushers and greeters.

There is no charge for attending but registration in advance is required. Lunch will be served.

To register for this event go to https://bit.ly/2Y5Iw7y 
Sponsored by the Cathedral Chapter.

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Annual Worship in the Park and Parish Picnic
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Annual Worship in the Park and Parish Picnic

Join us for worship and the Annual Parish Picnic at Centennial Park on Sunday, August 18, at 10:30 a.m. We will gather together for worship, food, fellowship, and games. Parking is available around the park, look for Cathedral volunteers for assistance. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and yard games!

Please note: The 8 a.m. Liturgy will be at the Cathedral as usual and the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy will be at the park. There will not be a 10:30 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).

Please RSVP HERE by August 14.

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Journey in Faith: An Introduction
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Journey in Faith: An Introduction

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of Christian belief and practice as embodied in the Episcopal Church? Join us in Parish Hall for our new four-week Journey in Faith introduction on Sunday mornings beginning August 4th. This is a great way to be introduced to the Episcopal world for the first time as a newcomer or, for the long-time Episcopalians, to be re-immersed in the mysteries of the faith!

Contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis for more information.

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Bike (or Bus) to Church Sunday
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Bike (or Bus) to Church Sunday

Pump up those bike tires! Leave your car at home, jump on your bike, and join us on Sunday, June 30. The Cathedral will provide bike racks on the west side of the church for those who ride to church. You may also grab yourself a bus ticket and take the bus if you prefer. Parishioners are encouraged to worship that day in casual biking attire!

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2019 VBS - Holy Ground
Jun
24
to Jun 27

2019 VBS - Holy Ground

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Children ages 3 through rising 4th grade, come and hear our story! We will travel with Moses and the people of Israel as God prepares them to hear and respond to His call.

VBS will take place Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. (with an optional light dinner at 5:30). If your child/children go to bed before the program is over, don't worry! Come for whatever part of the evening you can.

Rising 5th and 6th graders, come and be a shepherd, join in the fun. You will help lead the younger children from station to station. Do you want service hours? This would be a great start to becoming a leader!

There will again be an opportunity to help make installation art for the Cathedral.

Register Here

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Portara Ensemble & Nashville Concerto Orchestra Alzheimer's Benefit Concert
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Portara Ensemble & Nashville Concerto Orchestra Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Featuring the cantata Shadow and Light: An Alzheimer’s Journey by Joan Szymko, this special benefit concert is part of a nationwide initiative called “The Longest Day” to raise awareness of and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. The concert will also feature the Epiphany Dancers and the Nashville Concerto Orchestra. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the composer at the reception afterward. Co-sponsored by MidSouth Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


Donation: $15, Tickets available here.
Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Eastertide Solemn Choral Evensong
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Eastertide Solemn Choral Evensong

Pre-Evensong concert at 3:30 p.m. by Will Thomas, Director of Music, Christ the King Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music; Joseph O'Berry, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, organ.
Free and open to the public. Reception following.

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Journey in Faith "The Basics" Miniseries
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Journey in Faith "The Basics" Miniseries

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of Christian belief and practice as manifested in the Episcopal Church? Join us for a new four-week Journey In Faith "miniseries" of classes beginning May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Diocesan House (3700 Woodmont Blvd.) This is a great way to be introduced to the Episcopal world for the first time as a newcomer or, for long-time Episcopalians, to be re-immersed in the mysteries of the faith!

Contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis for more information.

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"The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

"The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”

"The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” (1975) piano, by Frederic Rzewski. One of Rzewski's most recognized piano works was composed as a collection of 36 variations on the Chilean song, "El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido" by Sergio Ortega.

Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938) is an American composer and pianist. In the 1960's, Rzewski emerged as one of the leading figures in American avant-garde movement. Throughout his career, Rzewski took special interest in social and political issues around the world and would draw inspiration from them for his compositions.
Performed by pianist Matthew Phelps, Director of Music at West End Methodist Church.

Suggested donation: $15, $5 students

Reception following.

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Habitat for Humanity Home Build
May
4
to May 5

Habitat for Humanity Home Build

We will be working alongside future homeowner Michael who lives with and cares for his 90-year-old mother, and he says he will feel more empowered and secure owning his own home. Christ Church Cathedral donated the funds to cover two of the eight days of construction, and it’s also up to us to provide the necessary people power to accomplish the build tasks on our days.

Each build day covers a variety of tasks and there will be different types of work for everyone. Food and drink will be covered, so all you have to do is sign up for a build day and show up dressed and ready to work!

Each day will start around 7:00 a.m. with breakfast and we’ll start working around 7:30 a.m. Most of us will work as teams on various tasks throughout the house. Habitat will provide all the tools and knowledge.  Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and then we’ll wrap up around 3:30 p.m.

Sign up here.

Any questions, please contact Fielding Logan either by phone 615-465-4227 or email fielding@qprime.com.

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A Holy Week Contemplative Anointing Service
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

A Holy Week Contemplative Anointing Service

Based on a service written by Cynthia Bourgeault, this contemplative prayer service remembering Mary Magdalene’s steadfast presence throughout Jesus’ passion, crucifixion, and resurrection, which began with an act of anointing as she sent Jesus forth, sealed in love, to his death.
Utilizing a meditative rhythm of readings, chanting, and silence, this prayer service culminates in an anointing of one another, as we remember not only Mary Magdalene’s gesture of profound love for Jesus, but her intention to anoint him a second time on Easter morning when she witnessed Christ resurrected.
All are welcome. We will gather in the Chancel.

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Youth Missions Registration Deadline
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Youth Missions Registration Deadline

Mission trips are community-building events in which we put into action what we are learning spiritually. This summer, our youth will serve our neighbors in Memphis and Nashville. 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, we build friendships, create bonds with people in the communities we serve, and deepen our faith. Register now for Urban Adventure Memphis (June 23-29) for youth in grades 8-11. and Urban Mission Nashville (July 14-18) for youth in grades 5-7. Spaces are first-come, first-serve.

Deadline to register is April 15.

REGISTER HERE

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Newcomers Brunch
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

Newcomers Brunch

New to Christ Church Cathedral? Interested in finding out a little more about the church community here in the heart of Nashville? Then come and join us for our Newcomers Brunch on April 7, following the 11 a.m. service, in Cheek Hall. We'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. Please RSVP or direct any questions to the Reverend Matthew Lewis at mlewis@christcathedral.org

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Celebration Sunday
Mar
31
7:00 AM07:00

Celebration Sunday

Members and friends of Christ Church Cathedral will have the opportunity during worship services on Sunday, March 31, to pledge their support for Let The Doors Be Opened: The Campaign For Christ Church Cathedral. The goal: 100% participation from every household in the parish and $8 million. Your gift may be the one that pushes us over the dollar goal—and it is critical to reaching our goal of 100% participation—so please plan to come to church and turn in your gift intention card on March 31. For more information on the Capital Campaign, including an online gift intention form, click here.

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Vincent Dubois, Organ
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Vincent Dubois, Organ

The youngest of three titular organists of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Vincent Dubois has been hailed for his “stunning performances” of major works for organ. One critic wrote, “He plays with consummate passion and breathtaking virtuosity, yet with absolute technical control.” Reception following.

Sponsored by Gene Russell.

View program here.

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"Pizza & Prayer" Wednesday Lenten Book Study
Mar
20
to Apr 3

"Pizza & Prayer" Wednesday Lenten Book Study

Our annual Lenten formation book series will be led by the Reverend Matthew Lewis and the Reverend Lissa Smith on Wednesday evenings. The group will study Anthony Bloom's book Beginning to Pray. Come for pizza at 5:30 p.m. and discussion from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Books are available at the front desk, with a $5 donation appreciated!

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Parish Choir Sunday
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Parish Choir Sunday

Join us for Parish Choir Sunday on March 17! We will meet at 10 a.m. in the Choir Room to rehearse to sing at the 11 a.m. Liturgy.

Everyone is most welcome and we'd love to have you sing with us. Please RSVP to Joseph O'Berry in the Music Office by Monday, March 11. When you RSVP, you will be sent an email with the hymns and anthems included so you can prepare for the rehearsal, if you wish. We look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

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Beating Guns Tour
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beating Guns Tour

On Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Cathedral will welcome Shane Claiborne and Mike Martin as part of their 38-city Beating Guns Tour. During the event, Mike, a Mennonite pastor turned blacksmith, will turn a gun into a garden tool on a forge set up in the parking lot, in a demonstration of the words of the prophet Isaiah: “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares.” (Isaiah 2:4)

The evening will include music and a discussion of the spiritual dynamics of a culture of fear and violence. Attendees will have an opportunity to write the hostilities of their hearts on pieces of paper and then burn them in the forge. Shane will present ideas for ways to address the epidemic of gun violence in America and will eventually be joined by Mike, who will present the tool he has made and give it away. The evening will conclude with a “benediction” in which Shane and Mike will send attendees out to live into the prophet Isaiah’s message. Afterward, Shane and Mike will be available to sign copies of their book Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved here.

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Night of Peace Liturgy
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Night of Peace Liturgy

Special edition of BreakingBread@6, a reflective worship to acknowledge the brokenness of our world, our communities, and our relationships with one another, as we uphold the Living God whose power renews and heals us. 

Please join us for this time of prayer, readings, music, candle lighting, and Eucharist as we continue our journey through Lent in peace and hope.

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

It's back! Come for pancakes and fellowship at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5. Win Bassett and his crew will show their pancake-flipping prowess at this traditional evening of pre-fasting indulgence. Celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday (also called “Pancake Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”) is the final day before the 40-day period of Lent begins. 

Join us for this fun event!

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20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival 2019
Mar
2
to Mar 3

20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival 2019

We invite you and your Choristers to join us for our 20th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival, to which we welcome Guest Director Nicholas White, Director of Chapel Music and Organist at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH.

The Festival comprises a full day of rehearsals and social time on Saturday, March 2, and culminates on Sunday, March 3, with the singing of Festal Choral Evensong at 4 p.m.


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Absalom Jones Feast Day Holy Eucharist at BreakingBread@6
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Absalom Jones Feast Day Holy Eucharist at BreakingBread@6

Join us for a Holy Eucharist celebrating the feast day of the Reverend Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. The Liturgy will be hosted by the Beloved Community: Commission for Racial Reconciliation and Christ Church Cathedral. The Right Reverend Jeffery N. Leath, AME Bishop, of the 13th District of Kentucky and Tennessee will preach and the Right Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt will celebrate. Special music will be provided by the St. Bartholomew Chamber Singers directed by Dr. David Madeira. The Offering will be designated to Voorhees and St. Augustine Colleges.

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Rod McGaha, trumpet
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Rod McGaha, trumpet

Popular trumpet virtuoso Rod McGaha combines a wide variety of influences into an eclectic, globally conscious blend with a fresh sound. Give your Valentine an evening of jazz—much more romantic than a box of chocolates! Reception following.

Suggested donation $15 | $5 students

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