Christ Church Cathedral’s 2022 Annual Appeal

For thousands of years, “fire” has been used throughout Scripture as a symbol for the Divine. It can be a refining fire in which new growth and life is brought about after destruction. Fire can be the burning bush through which God speaks or the pillar of fire that guides us out of our troublesome times. And fire can symbolize the spirit of God, filling us with passion and zeal to bring about a better world.

Over the coming weeks we will be appealing to the body of Christ at Christ Church Cathedral to come with us on a revival journey. The time, talent, and treasure you contribute will help our faith community be a positive force for good in our neighborhoods. Thank you for your generosity.

Make a contribution to our 2022 annual appeal today, and click here to learn more about where your dollars go.

A Message from the Dean


Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Grace and peace be with you! It is my hope and prayer that this letter finds you well, basking in the radiant light of God’s deep, steadfast, and abiding love for you. Let me just say at the outset, what an honor, privilege, and joy it is to share in this ministry of faith, hope, and love with you as your new Dean. Indeed, I give thanks to God for this opportunity and blessing given us, as together we herald good news and strive to build for God’s Kingdom in Cincinnati and beyond.

Throughout Holy Scripture, fire has been a symbol of God’s divine presence and spirit. From the burning bush in Exodus through which God spoke to Moses as the great “I AM,” to the pillar of fire that guided the Israelites out of bondage to the Land of Promise. From the tongues of the apostles that were aflame with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, to the author of the epistle to the Hebrews with the description of God as “a consuming fire,” we have seen fire and the God therein as that which fills, illuminates, guides, liberates, inspires, comforts, enlightens, forges, creates, and revives. Read more…

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