Dear Cathedral Family,
On this first Sunday in February, the month established in the United States for honoring African Americans and raising awareness of Black history, Christ Church Cathedral will welcome the young men of the Mobile Kappa League, along with their leaders and families.
Our worship this Sunday draws special attention to the sacred music that has long been one of the many gifts shared with all Christians by African Americans. From traditional spiritual songs such as “Steal Away” to more recent arrangements, our worship today will be deepened and strengthened by the gifts of generations of Black musicians. In all of our music, we find the shaping influence of African American spiritual music on our shared traditions.
We will be honored to be led in our musical worship by noted Mobile musicians baritone Devin Burton and the members of the long-standing institution of the Excelsior Band.
We are delighted as always to welcome the members of the Mobile Kappa League, mentored by our own Carl Cunningham, Jr. The proceeds of our Jazz Brunch will go to support their preparations for college entrance. We are thankful for the many years of relationship we have enjoyed with this fine organization.
Christ Church Cathedral gives thanks for the gifts of African Americans shared with our community throughout our history, as we look forward to a future of greater justice and peace among all people, in which the dignity of every human being is respected.