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Saint Francis’ Day Blessing of Pets will take place this year on October 8 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your pets, and your friends and their pets, and join us in the front of the church!
Annual Bible Symposium at the Cathedral of All Saints will be held this year on Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 to 1:30. This year’s presenter is The Rev’d Malcolm Guite. Dr Guite is a renowned Anglican poet, priest, singer-song writer and scholar whose recent works include David’s Crown: Sounding the Psalms, a collection of poems written in response to the Psalms. You can read more about his peoms and essays and find recording at https://malcomguite.wordpress.com. Tickets are available through the Cathedral of All Saints website and include a box lunch. If you need assistance registering please speak to Fr. Pettigrew.
Psalms: A Study Led by Director of Christian Formation, Jonathan Kimmel Did you know that the New Testament quotes the Psalms more than any other Old Testament book? The Psalter is also one of the longest books in the Bible, and is certainly worth a lifetime of study. Our Cathedral will be offering a seven-week study of the Psalms in preparation for the Bible Symposium with scholar, priest, and musician Malcolm Guite on November 4th. This is also a chance to study the Psalms in community. The class will be offered on Tuesday evenings, starting on September 19th, at 7:30PM on Zoom. Please fill out the form on the Cathedral’s website to receive the Zoom link for the Tuesday evening sessions. You only have to sign up once to receive the link for all seven weeks. Find the sign up link under: www.cathedralofallsaints.org/special-events.
Ember Days are three days which occur four times a year: the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after St. Lucy’s Day (Dec. 13), Ash Wednesday, the Day of Pentecost, and Holy Cross Day (Sept. 14). The name comes from the Latin title Quattuor tempora, meaning “four times.” In ancient Italy the times (originally three) were associated with sowing, harvest, and vintage, for which one prayed, fasted, and gave alms. Later the four times became occasions for ordination, for which the Christian community prayed and the candidates prepared themselves by prayer and retreat. The BCP appoints proper collects and readings for this observance under the title “For the Ministry (Ember Days), including propers “For those to be ordained,” “For the choice of fit persons for the ministry,” and “For all Christians in their vocation” (BCP, pp. 256-257, 929). [Source: Episcopalchurch.org/glossary/ember-days]