THE THIRD SUNDAY
AFTER THE EPIPHANY
January 22, 2017
(Revised Common Lectionary)
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Calling of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew
(Vocation de Saint Pierre et Saint André)
Artist: James Tissot
Jesus begins his ministry to the people by calling disciples, or apostles, those who will help him spread his teachings. Peter and Andrew, fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, heed his call at once, leaving behind their nets. Their immediate acceptance of his call to a new life sets the tone for discipleship.
Intent on giving a wealth of practical detail, Tissot in his commentary on this image describes the method of fishing with nets in the shallows near the shoreline, a practice that would have allowed Peter and Andrew to hear Jesus easily. Believing that little had changed in the Holy Land since Jesus’ time, Tissot equips them much like the fishermen he observed during his visits to the region in the 1880s, with nets worn around the waist to carry the day’s catch.
PORTFOLIO/SERIES The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ)
ARTIST James Tissot, French, 1836-1902
MEDIUM Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
NEWS & EVENTS
Epiphany Concert Series
Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong is one of the chief glories of the Anglican choral tradition, but it can be interpreted in myriad ways. Do not miss this beautiful service of prayer and song.
Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m.
In our third annual Cathedral Pops concert, hear Cathedral musicians perform sacred favorites old and new. Always a treat, come be inspired by music you know and love. This is musical "comfort food" at its best.
Group Sunday School
Sunday, January 22
Following today's service, we will have a training session for all acolytes and those interested in becoming acolytes. Acolytes will gather back in the choir after the service. Please encourage your acolyte to attend!
Annual Parish Meeting
Next Sunday, January 29 at 11:15 a.m.
In the Chapter House
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THE CATHEDRAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Cathedral is the spiritual center of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. The Cathedral is a dynamic and evolving church that serves as a liturgical, educational, and pastoral center for Diocesan life. It serves as a visible symbol of unity and promotes growth, hope, and a deepening trust in the Lord. The Cathedral is a place where the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be faithfully preached and responded to, and it will model new concepts and ideas for education, evangelism, and outreach to which the Gospel calls us.