Christ Church Cathedral

About our worship

The Episcopal worship service is what is called a formal liturgy and we who are members here find it inspirational. It feeds us through the week. Our main service, Sundays at 10 a.m., starts with a procession. You’ll hear our beautiful organ and you’ll see our clergy and choir wearing vestments. During the service, we pray and sing together. We listen to a sermon that calls us to live our faith. We greet each other as we pass the peace. Then all of us are welcome to come forward to receive Holy Communion. We warmly invite you to fully participate in all of our services.

Burning of Blessed Palms

In preparation for Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent, we invite you to bring your old palm branches to the 10:00 am service on Sunday, February 26. At the conclusion of Eucharist, you will be invited to join us in the Columbarium for a very brief liturgy as we burn the palms. The ashes from the burnt palms will be used to create ashes for imposition on Ash Wednesday. We will also bury an “alleluia” banner before heading down to the Undercroft for brunch.

Our Worship

Sunday Services

SUNDAY MORNINGS
Holy Communion, 8 am & 10 am

Infant and toddler care is available from 8 am to noon each Sunday. Large print bulletins are available for 10 am service: Ask an usher for a copy.  A social time with coffee follows the 10 am service.

 

SERVICE STREAMING
Our Sunday 10 am services are available through a live stream. Recordings of the service will normally posted the same day. We are pleased to be able to offer these Sunday services to those who cannot join us in person.

 

SERVICE OF EVENSONG
First Sunday of the month (October, February through May), 6 pm
Choral Evensong (or sung Evening Prayer): A centuries-old liturgy of prayer, praise, and scripture reading.

 

Special Services

 

Weekday Services

Worship During Renovations

 

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
Holy Communion, 12:10 pm

 

EVENING PRAYER
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm

 

MORNING PRAYER

Wednesdays, 7:30 am

 

Cathedral in the Park

Cathedral in the Park is the cathedral’s annual summer worship experience at Mt. Echo Park. These services of Holy Communion are held on the third Sunday of the month, June through August, in addition to the ten o’clock liturgy at the cathedral. The Cathedral in the Park service also begins at 10 am. One of the cathedral clergy celebrates the Eucharist. Come and join in the worship and then plan to stay and share in the fellowship after the service. We provide sandwiches and drinks. If you wish to make a contribution, bring a side dish or a dessert to share.

 

Lay Ministries

We offer opportunities to members to serve as Lay Ministers within our worship service. There are opportunities to serve as acolytes, chalice bearers and lay readers.

The Acolyte Guild
are primarily youth volunteers who assist in worship by carrying the processional cross or crucifix; by lighting, carrying and extinguishing candles; by helping with the representation of the bread, wine and gifts of the people; and by assisting the clergy in the preparation of the altar for communion.

 

Chalice Bearers are lay persons licensed by the bishop, after a period of study and training, who administer the chalice at the Holy Communion. Generally, the cathedral has four chalice bearers at each principal Sunday service, with additional chalice bearers at special services.

 

Readers are lay persons who read the first and second lessons at the liturgy. At the 8 a.m. Sunday service, this person also reads the Psalm and the Prayers of the People and also acts as acolyte and chalice bearer. Readers are specially trained in congregational reading in a large space, and are assigned on a rotating basis.

 

For more information about any of the above minstries, contact Canon Manoj Zacharia.