Christ Church Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir joined with the Parish Choir of St. Thomas Terrace Park to sing Evensong

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir joined with the Parish Choir of St. Thomas Terrace Park to sing Evensong 355 200 Connect the Dots!

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir joined with the Parish Choir of St. Thomas Terrace Park to sing Evensong on Sunday, February 2nd

By Stephan Casurella, Christ Church Cathedral

The two choirs rehearsed together for an hour and a half and then sang Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Presentation. We enjoyed fellowship at a reception following the service.

After meeting their DSO delegation, I connected the dots again by worshiping with their welcoming congregation today.

After meeting their DSO delegation, I connected the dots again by worshiping with their welcoming congregation today. 1500 1380 Connect the Dots!

After meeting their DSO delegation, I connected the dots again by worshiping with their welcoming congregation today

By Suzann Parker Leist, Christ Church Cathedral Cincinnati

At the DSO convention, I sat with three women, Deacon Tops Borden, Sr. Warden Rosie Holloway, and long-time member Pearl Jordan, in the delegation from St. Simon of Cyrene. We so enjoyed getting to know each other. So I worshiped with them today. The small but mighty congregation was so friendly, uplifting me in their midst. And during hospitality, a delicious full meal, I got to know Brenda Love, a reader, and Rev. Mary Laymon. We talked about our experiences in rural living; she and her husband have a farm in College Hill. I forgot to take photos but did get one of the sanctuary, attached.

Festival of Faiths

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Festival of Faiths

Greetings!  First and foremost and on behalf of the Festival’s Co-Chairs and Steering Committee, I want to THANK YOU you for your participation in our recent festival.  We sincerely hope you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed having you there.  

While this amazing gathering of our faith communities had so many qualitative benefits – the fellowship and the palpable sense of unity, the cultural enlightenment and the good will throughout,, some of its metrics include .. all increases over last year:

* 2,500 attendees
* 26 faith communities representing 13 world religions
* an estimated 350 worshipers at the Interfaith Devotional Observance
* 88 exhibitors and 14 vendors
* 14 musical performances by 150 performers
* 100 “collaborative artists” contributing to the Beloved Community Interfaith Mural
* And, an estimated 250 turbans were wrapped and given away and more than 1.500 meals served by the very generous members of Cincinnati’s Sikh Gurdwara!

Thank you, again, for your participation in the Festival and for your commitment to a Beloved Community, one grounded in and led by a diverse, inclusive, engaged and committed spiritual family.

For Co-Chairs Bishop Marvin F. Thomas Sr., Sandy Kaltman and Maria Munir, we are gratefully yours,

Chip Harrod
Festival Director