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Waiting, Watching, Listening: An Advent Retreat (Limited Tickets Available) Sunday November 29 2020 at 4:00 PM

× “Advent: the time to listen for footsteps - you can't hear footsteps when you're running yourself.” Bill McKibben

On this first Sunday in Advent, slow down and give yourself the gift of being fully in the present moment with this afternoon retreat. Periods of reading, meditation, and silence invite us to wait, watch, and listen for the stirring of the Spirit in ourselves and in the world. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, this retreat is offered by members of the Center volunteer community who will guide and ground us in this season of expectant preparation. A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials for the program will be sent to you before the program.

Winter Wisdom: A Reflective Writing Workshop with Mary Hall Surface Sunday December 20 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Discover the power of contemplative looking and reflective writing in this 90-minute online workshop. Inspired by winter scene works of art and two winter poems by Mary Oliver, you will explore the lessons that this season offers us when we slow down, look closely and reflect. Designed for everyone (not just “writers,”) the workshop invites you to look outwardly at paintings and poetry to look inwardly through reflective writing for personal and spiritual growth.Advance registration is required. A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials or instructions will be sent to you 24-48 hours prior to the start of the program. Registration closes at noon on December 20.

Christmas Day Organ Concert Friday December 25 2020 at 12:00 PM

× Cathedral organists Thomas Sheehan and George Fergus present a program of festive Christmas music on the Cathedral's Great Organ. Make a cup of cocoa, wear your holiday-appropriate ugly sweaters and socks, and celebrate Christmas with us!

Virtual Concert

Christmas Season Pass

× This year, we're offering a virtual Christmas Pass for all of our upcoming services and concerts. Sign up once and you'll receive all our Christmas offerings delivered straight to you via email on the day of each program.

Moving Mindfully into the New Year Sunday December 27 2020 at 2:00 PM

× So much of any year is flammable . . . When there was something and suddenly isn’t, an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space." Naomi Shihab Nye from Burning the Old Year

2020 has been a year unlike any other and many of us are looking forward to turning the page to a new year. But as poet Naomi Shihab Nye points out, in letting go we create space for noticing and welcoming, grieving and celebration. Join us for this a half day retreat as we explore ways to take stock of the old year while looking forward to the new. Guided meditations, individual reflections and shared ritual invite us to remember and release 2020 and set our intentions for 2021.

Cathedral Spotlights: Christmastide Tuesday December 29 2020 at 4:00 PM

× Christmas is not just a day, but an entire season—the Twelve Days of Christmas—that lasts until January 6. This is the season of rejoicing in birth of the Christ Child, when Christmas carols are sung and worship attempts to deepen our understanding of what it means for Christ to be born in human form. Docent Lori Amos explores Christmas images and symbolism, both inside and outside the Cathedral, which can help us to experience the familiar Christmas story in new ways. Join us after the holiday crush to extend the joy of Christmas Day into the New Year and beyond.

Virtual Discussion

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