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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. It will be a very special weekend for women of all ages in the Cathedral Community. This year's theme "What is it you plan to do with your one and precious life?" is from Mary Oliver's poem The Summer Day.  Our speaker for the weekend is the 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. 

Registration is now CLOSED.

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Wisdom Weekend Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Wisdom Weekend Retreat

  • Christ Church Cathedral (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a weekend retreat as we engage in Ancient Christian Wisdom practices including meditation, chanting, movements, and Lectio Divina. This weekend’s teaching will focus on the Law of Three – an ancient teaching regarding the law of creation - and the ways it relates to the Holy Trinity.  Join fellow wisdom seekers as we discover how the Law of Three can open our hearts, minds and bodies as we awaken in the world and more fully experience the mystery of God’s Holy Trinity.

Retreat leader, Jeanine Siler Jones, has studied extensively with modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, and writer Cynthia Bourgeault. Jeanine began her study with Bourgeault in 2009 and has been particularly interested in unpacking and applying her teaching from The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity (2013). Jeanine works as a Spiritually integrated Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director in Asheville, North Carolina, and leads Wisdom Tradition retreats throughout the region. We are delighted to welcome her, once again, to Christ Church Cathedral. 

Suggested donation is $25. Please complete registration form here.

Itinerary for the weekend:
Friday
Dinner: 6-6:45 p.m.
Teaching: 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Saturday
Lite Breakfast: 9 a.m.
Teaching
Lunch: 12-1:15 p.m.
Teaching
Dismissal 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact Meghan Gwaltney Manrique.

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BreakingBread@6 Feast of St. Nicholas
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

BreakingBread@6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Come, hear the story of St. Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop of Myra, in what is now Turkey. After his death on December 6, 342, stories spread of his love for children and charity toward the hungry, sick, and oppressed. His beneficence led to the tradition of giving gifts to children on his feast day, a practice appropriated by Christmas celebrations.
Join us, it's an additional opportunity for children and families to celebrate the traditions of our saints in Advent.

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Night of Light Liturgy
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Night of Light Liturgy

We will gather in the Nave for the Night of Light Liturgy to acknowledge the suffering of God's people and the coming of the One True Light into the world to guide us through the darkness.

This time of worship will include scripture readings, prayers, silence, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, music, and the lighting of candles.

Please plan to attend this Liturgy as we offer our hearts to God and as we wait, hope, and heal.

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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.


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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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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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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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