Exodus and Journey
We are reading and meeting to discuss the Book of Exodus on Sundays immediately following the ten o’clock worship service throughout the coming year as part if The Big Read. In celebration of The Big Read, we watched the American animated epic musical firm, The Prince of Egypt, on Sunday, February 18. The film, adaptation of the Book of Exodus, follows the life of Moses from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Various Midrash and inter-religious sources have played a part in creating this film, produced by Dream Works.
Cincinnati Community Intergroup Seder
Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee
Thursday, March 22, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Mayerson Jewish Community Center
8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village
For information, contact AJC at 513.621.4020
As a church and as a culture, we are at a time when the questions that the Book of Exodus raises are pertinent. What does it mean to be a stranger in a strange land? What does it mean to leave behind all the things we thought we knew? What does it mean to see our communities change?
To carefully consider these questions and the intricate issues that they bring to the fore, we at Christ Church Cathedral have joined in the comprehensive, seven-month diocesan wide “big read” of the Book of Exodus. We are engaging in this study in an effort to open ourselves up, as our Bishop Tom Breidenthal says, “to our essential mission of following Jesus into our neighborhoods.”
We began on Sunday, August 27, when both the readings and preaching focused on Exodus and our first adult forum on Exodus kicked off. Our study will conclude on Saturday, April 7, when Old Testament scholar Terence Fretheim will guide us in reflecting on what we have learned.
The bishop decided to lead us in the reading of Exodus after asking a team of clergy and lay people to consider formation opportunities across the diocese. The consensus of this team was to engage members across the diocese in scripture more deeply through a “big read.” The team choose the Book of Exodus because its themes are so timely.
Teachers include, along with our residential clergy staff, Rabbi Abie Ingber, Rabbi Daniel Bogard, the Rev. Susan Lehman, the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, and the Rev. Anna Olson.
For more information about these Christian Formation offerings , contact the Rev. Canon Manoj M. Zacharia, Sub-Dean, at 513.842.2054.