Christ Church Cathedral

2016 Advent Series

December 7, 14, 21

The Very Rev. Gary Hall, former dean of Washington National Cathedral, will be the series leader. He will be theologian-in-residence at Christ Church Cathedral December 4 – 21.

Past Academy Offerings: Winter/Spring 2016

How to be a Crazy Christian
May 18 & 25


The Quest:Preparation for Baptism & Confirmation
January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, April 6, 13, 20


Lenton Series on Worship with Dr. Walter Brueggemann
February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16


Spirituality and Prayer
January 27, February 3

The Cathedral Academy

Are you intrigued by scripture? Does the Bible seem un-intelligible? How many times have you scratched your head when questioning and trying to find answers in the Bible?


The fall 2016 series of the Cathedral Academy is focusing on introducing the Bible in a post-post modern era. The class, facilitated by Sub-Dean, Manoj M. Zacharia, with assistance from the Rev. Susan Lehman as noted below, is looking at the actual practice of reading scripture through the tools of textual analysis and by taking a narrative approach in allowing scripture to speak to us today.


Course Overview
Session 1: September 21 | Introduction to the Bible (Part 1): Led by the Rev. Susan Lehman
Session 2: September 28 | Introduction to the Bible (Part 2)
Session 2:  October 5 | Genesis 1-11
Session 3: October 12 | Genesis 12-27
Session 4: October 19 | Genesis 28-35
Session 5: October 26 | Genesis 36-50


We are using a variety of media and sources (ChurchNext TV, podcasts, Youtube, The Bible Challenge.) Most importantly, we are praying, reading, and interpreting scripture based on the Anglican model of reading Scripture through reason and tradition.


Evening Schedule
6:05 pm: Evening Prayer
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Class
8:05 pm: Compline


Please register at the cathedral reception desk or by calling 513.621.1817.


About The Cathedral Academy
The Cathedral Academy offers classes of spiritual and theological substance to members of the cathedral, as well as the community, each fall and winter/spring. The classes are free; registration is requested. They are offered on Wednesday evenings, and are structured as follows: Evening Prayer at 6:05 pm, dinner at 6:30, class at 7:00, and Compline at 8:15.
For more information, contact Canon Manoj Zacharia.


Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to offer the program in the Cincinnati area. For more information and to learn how you can enroll in the next class, contact Beth Mendez.