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Sunday Forums

2017 Spring Forums 


Theological Reflection on “The Boar’s Head”
Presented by The Rev. Canon Manoj Zacharia
Sunday, January 22, 11:30 am


The Spirituality of Hymnody (Music Department)
Sunday, January 29, 11:30 am

Presented by Dr. Stephan Casurella, Music Director of Christ Church Cathedral
We will discuss hymns, how they began, how they have changed over the centuries, as well as the spirituality behind the more prominent hymns. Contact Paula Rose for more information.


Celtic Spirituality
Presented by Bishop John Pritchard
Sunday, February 5, 11:30 am
Bishop Pitchard, retired from the Church of England and author of Practical Theology in Action and Beginning Again, will discuss “What did the Celts ever do for us?”


Stewardship of the Earth: A Christian Theological Reflection on the Environment
Presented by Dr. Ruth Bamberger
Sunday, February 19, 11:30 am
Cathedral member Dr. Ruth Bamberger, Emeritus Professor Political Science (Drury University) will present a program on the classic work, The Sand County Almanac. Written in 1946, Aldo Leopold urged us to formulate a Ten Commandments to define our proper relationship to the earth, just as we have a Ten Commandments given us by Moses outlining our relationship to God and neighbor. This forum will explore briefly how and why our culture became an exploiter of earth’s resources, and how Christian teaching can provide a roadmap to address current environmental issues.


Difficult Conversations: The Art of Dialogue Amidst Deep Divisions
Sunday, March 5, 11:30 am


White Privilege
The Rev. John Paddock, Rector of Christ Church, Dayton
Sunday, March 12, 11:30 am
The Rev. Paddock is the rector of Christ Church, Dayton. He is committed to ministry in the city. The Rev. Paddock has earned degrees from the University of Rochester, The Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, and United Theological Seminary in Dayton. He has served parishes in Whitehall, Ohio; Greenville, Ohio, Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bath, Maine.


Screening of Ava Dunrey’s Film, “13th”
Sunday, March 19, 11:30 am (Forum Room)
The Office for Procedural Justice (OPJ,) commissioned at our cathedral in 2015, led by Dr. Merelyn Bates-Mimms, has been focusing on the “anti-mass incarceration” effort that resulted from legislation passed by the Diocese of Southern Ohio and the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The inspiration for this work is the cathedral’s commitment to affirming the dignity of each and every human being as outlined in our Baptismal Covenant. The OPJ’s work has led to a variety of proposal and initiatives leading to a scholarly round-table scheduled for March 17, at the National Underground Railroad and Freedom Center. We are grateful to the OPJ Team for its work.


In continuation of this work and our Lenten series on “Privilege,” over the next two weeks (March 19 and 26) we intend to focus on Ava DuVernay’s documentary on the “13th.”


Watch the trailer.


Theological Reflection of Ava Dunrey film, “13th”
Sunday, March 26, 11:30 am


Gun Violence Forum
Sunday, March 26, 11:30 am  (Vestry Room)
Cities like Chicago grab the headlines (4379 shootings in 2016), but did you know that shootings in Cincinnati per capita is higher than that in Chicago? The Outreach Committee’s mission to “seek and raise awareness of the issues affecting the poor and underserved” aligns perfectly with the goal of eradicating gun violence, given the destructive impact it has on those we serve.


Join us to become involved in developing and implementing actions which will significantly reduce the effects of gun violence in our community. Gun violence is not inevitable. It can be prevented through comprehensive approaches that keep families and communities safe. Please join us in working towards a safer community for all of us. For more information, contact Olden Warren.


Organizing for Action based on series in March
Sunday, April 2, 11:30 am


What Does It Mean to be a Sanctuary Congregation?
Sunday, May 14, 11:30 am


The Jesus Movement
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
Sunday, May 21, 11:30 am

This forum will take place in the sanctuary space. Please plan to join us for this forum on The Jesus Movement. If you are unable to attend, the adult forum will be live streamed and also recorded.


200th Celebration of Worship: Opening Service with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry