On Sunday, the Right Reverend Kendrick will be formally seated in our Cathedral. The word “cathedral” comes from the Latin word, “cathedra,” meaning, “chair.” In our sanctuary, to the left of the altar, one will find the bishop’s chair – the cathedra. We are the “house of the chair,” and we offer our songs this Sunday in affirmation of this identity and in praise of our Creator God. The Cathedral Choir will offer beautiful acclamations of “alleluia” as Bishop Kendrick takes his place as chief shepherd of our diocese. We sing this not only because we are grateful for his leadership, but because we rejoice in Christ’s mission that we will discern together in the coming years. At the offertory, the choir will sing a beautiful anthem, Teach Me, O Lord. This text is appropriate as we look to the future. Indeed, all our hymns and spiritual songs this Sunday speak either directly or indirectly about our mission and calling as Christians. They speak of a vision of peace, unity, and love. Our music this Sunday speaks of a “right relationship” between God and humanity.
We have been working hard, but it will all be worth it if even one person’s life is touched by our musical offering. Please support us in these next days by praying for all involved in making these services and processes possible. Join us on Saturday in prayer and song, and join us this Sunday as we celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and so much more.