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The most important thing that I can tell you about our Cathedral is that it is marked by Easter joy – as a parish family, and as the mother church of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. ...more.

 

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“The Light of Christ” – Part 5

(This is the fifth in a series of stories on the cover of the Chronicle, brought to us by our Stewardship Ministry Team. As we prepare to pledge a portion of our financial resources for the ministry of our Cathedral in 2015, various parishioners reflect on the theme of this year’s stewardship drive – “The Light of Christ at Christ Church Cathedral”.)

“Hey, You busy?... Nick again. Gotta minute? Thanks. Well, its like this: the Dean of this here Cathedral asked people to tell stories about how Jesus’ light shines through the darkness; even the metaphorical kind.
I uh... I bet He was quite a universe full when he hit puberty, eh?
Sorry: Too much coffee. I’m supposed to keep this short.
So I remembered a few Sundays ago when I was walking up for the Eucharist. I tapped Andy on the shoulder and said, “Hi.” She looked up and smiled that unbelievable smile of hers and said, “Hey buddy!” like she always does. She made my mind full of junk turn into a heart full of joy.
I think that’s the kind of thing Jim wants... or maybe when the pigeons fly across the South Wheel Window in the middle of a hymn. Kinda reminds me of doves, and that whole Holy Spirit thing.
By the way, did you know the three Wheel Windows glow like fire at different times of the day? Oh right... You don’t do time. Forgot who I was talkin’ too.
Yeah, I know. I tend to ramble...
...and another very cool thing is how I see it in Spanish too; even though I only know about ten words. Weird, huh?
So yeah; thanks for havin’ ‘em put the place on top of Chestnut Street.
Its easy to find home when Home is a crown.”
- Nick Wedlake

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 The Seven Deadly Sins Redeemed

Since the early days of the Christian Church, a listing of “Seven Deadly Sins” has highlighted fallen humanity’s tendency to sin. In this fall’s Cathedral Adult Education offering, seven articulate and faith-filled speakers will address these Deadly Sins and point us to the redemption that may be found in God’s grace. Here is the fourth offering!
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Tuesday, Tuesday, October 28, at 6:30 PM
Speaker – The. Rev. Greg Dyson

The Rev. Gregory Dyson is Director of Intercultural Leadership at Cedarville University in Ohio. Greg has served as Pastor of Church in the Acres in Springfield. He also founded the Lion’s Den and was Associate Chaplain at Springfield College. For several years, Greg and Dean Munroe led a winter ministry for homeless people in Springfield.

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Day of the Dead Service

A “Day of the Dead” service will be held on Sunday, November 2, at the 12:15 PM service. In the Christian calendar, November 1 is “All Saints Day” with thanksgiving for special saints of God, and November 2 is “All Souls Day” with thanksgiving for all the faithful children of God who have died. This “Day of the Dead” service is a contemporary version of the Mexican tradition of gathering to pray for and remember family and friends who have died, English and Spanish. Please send any names and digital photos to be used in the service to Canon Callard at tomcallard@gmail.com

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Ambassador Hambley to speak at Sunday Forum

Mark Hambley, a frequent visitor to the civil war zones in Syria and Iraq, will speak at the Adult Forum following the 10 AM service on November 2 about the origins and aims of the 'Islamic State in Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) and its impact on the ancient Christian, Yazidi, and other minority religious communities in this tortured part of the Middle East.
Among his many postings in nine Middle Eastern countries in the U.S. diplomatic service over the past 30-plus years, Mark has served as U.S. Ambassador in Qatar and Lebanon and as U.S. Consul General in Alexandria, Egypt, and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.