The Christ Church Cathedral community gathers to witness God’s presence and promise throughout life and to celebrate and acknowledge together moments of deep significance. All rites and ceremonies are derived from those in the Book of Common Prayer.
The Book of Common Prayer states, "Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. The bond which God establishes at Baptism is indissoluble" (BCP, p. 298). Whether this sacrament is performed early in life or as an adult, baptism in the Episcopal Church is the foundation for a commitment to new life through Christ. More information is available here.
Holy Matrimony is the sacramental rite of the church in which two persons "enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows" (BCP, p. 861). If you are interested in getting married at Christ Church Cathedral, more information is available here.
the burial of the dead
The Burial of the Dead is an Easter liturgy, deriving its meaning in the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too shall be raised. It is important, and a measure of concern for those we love, to make plans for our own burial. If you would like information on the Cathedral’s columbarium, please contact Mark McQueen. To have a pastoral conversation about pre-arranging a funeral, please contact the Reverend Lissa Smith.