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December 2018
Cathedral News Online
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PLEASE NOTE
 
There will be no Sundays at Four events on December 2 and 23
 
CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS
The Cathedral gratefully receives and acknowledges gifts made at Christmas time in the memory of loved ones.  These include, for example, donations for flowers, hymn and prayer books, Dean’s Discretionary Fund, Restoration Fund, Music Endowment Fund and Outreach.
For inclusion in our Christmas bulletins, memorials must be received by Monday, December 17.  E-mail the Cathedral Church for further information.

ON THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM
Booklet of Advent Reflections 2018
This is a booklet of Readings and Reflections for each day in Advent, prepared by the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine
Available after the 9:00 and 10:30 services or from the Anglican Church Women Office in the Diocesan Centre for a cost of $5.00.
For further information e-mail Cynthia Pilichos
 
STUDY GROUPS
 
Thursday, December 6, 13 and 20 from 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
PRAYER AND BIBLE CONVERSATIONS FOR ADVENT
Signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars…
For more information on this study group contact Kent Doe.
 
Rev. Dr. Helen Ryding’s Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. group will break for December
 
Rev. John Swain’s Friday 10:00 a.m. group will pause after Dec. 14
 

Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Smitty’s Restaurant on Cathedral Lane
CATHEDRAL BREAKFAST
Come for a little relaxation as the busy Advent Season begins!  All are welcome.
 

Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Snow date is December 4
ANNUAL RCCO CAROLFEST -
LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
featuring RCCO organists and Massed Choir
A free-will offering is welcomed for this Royal Canadian College of Organists event.
For information visit RCCO HALIFAX or contact Matthew Fraser
 
Tuesday, December 4 and 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
FAITH FORMATION
This series continues for two Tuesdays in December with a study of the Gospel readings on Advent from the Book of Luke. You are welcome to attend all or some sessions and may bring a brown bag supper if you wish; beverages and light refreshments will be available.

Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
ORDINATION
Dorothy Miller, Bonnie Skerritt, and Nichola Fish Cumine will be ordained transitional deacons
 
Friday, December 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
HALIFAX REGIONAL ARTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT 1
presented by the music students from the Halifax Regional Centre for Education
free-will donation accepted

Sunday, December 9 after 10:30 a.m. service
SUNDAY SCHOOL BAKE AND CRAFT SALE
with profits supporting Sunday School outreach projects

Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
AN ADVENT PROCESSION WITH CAROLS
The Cathedral Choir begins this “journey from darkness to light”, singing the Matin Responsory at the main entrance and progressing by stations to the High Altar.  At each station, a lesson is read, a carol is sung, and candles are lit.  The service culminates in a blaze of light with a reading of St. Luke’s Gospel, in which the angel brings the news that Mary will bear a son.  The service concludes with Advent hymn Veni Emmanuel as the choir retires to the narthex and sings the solemn Vesper Responsory.
This is part of the Sundays at Four series.
 
Monday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in the Nursery meeting room
WRITE FOR RIGHTS – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s annual, December, global, letter-writing campaign to support those whose basic human rights are being attacked.  This year, Amnesty is honouring women rising against injustice with cases from seeking justice for the killing of Brazilian politician Marielle Franco to helping prevent the forced eviction of Kenya's Sengwer people.  One letter goes to petition a person in authority; another to the person (or people) Amnesty is fighting for. 
If you have time to drop in and pen a letter or two, all materials and information will be provided, as well as coffee and tea!.
This year Amnesty is aiming for over 4.6 million letters.  
For more information e-mail Elissa Barnard, who will mail all the letters.

Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Snow date is December 17
CAROLS IN THE CATHEDRAL CONCERT
by LUNASEA  THEATRE
A holiday tradition for many, the evening features traditional carol sing-alongs, candlelight, the 12th Night Choir, the LunaKids, and special guests, which include Karen Myatt, Amanda LeBlanc, and returning favourite Ian Sherwood. There is a sale of baked treats to enjoy as well as hot apple cider and a silent auction table for those still looking to do some affordable Christmas shopping. This is a fun all-ages event.
 
Advance Tickets are $25 regular, $15 for artists, seniors, and the underwaged, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door for $30/20/10
For Advance Tickets visit Eventbrite

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
CONGREGATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING
 
Thursday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m.
GREENERY PREP FOR CHRISTMAS
What is this about, you wonder?  Come and help get the wreaths ready for the Greening of the Cathedral on December 16.  Fluffing is involved.  Stay a little longer and enjoy the Advent program at Saints Alive.

Thursday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m.
SAINTS ALIVE
a contemplative and educational Anglican Church Women program for interested men and women.
 
All are encouraged to welcome Hilary Richardson to the Cathadral.  Hilary will share with us how a number of parishes in our Diocese have youth involved in the community.
For more information e-mail Cynthia Pilichos
 
Saturday, December 15 10:00 a.m. to noon
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHERSAL
Sunday School children and the young at heart are welcome to participate in the always unique Cathedral pageant.

Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PAGEANT AND CATHEDRAL GREENING
Fun for Cathedral families and guests!  Refreshments available. 
 
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
A KING’S CHRISTMAS
The University of King’s College Chapel Choir, under the direction of Paul Halley, presents its annual concert of seasonal music and readings with guest narrator Don Connolly.
This is part of the Sundays at 4 series.
For tickets visit Ticket Halifax

Friday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Synod Office
Rev. Dawn Davis presents “Revive”
Rev. Canon Dr. Dawn Davis, once an associate at our Cathedral, has recently authored, Revive, a discipleship program to help active lay leaders grow in confidence as spiritual leaders.  Clergy and lay leaders are invited to hear Dawn talk about this upcoming publication.
To SIGN-UP: e-mail Lisa Vaughn by December 20
For more information visit Diocesan Event
  
Monday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
 
4:00 p.m.              A Christmas Celebration with Eucharist
Lessons and Carols led by the Senior Sunday School
 
7:00 p.m.              Choral Eucharist (BAS)
sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Gabrieli, Gretchaninov, Howells, Halley, Darke and Mulet
 
10:30 pm.       Midnight Solemn Eucharist (BCP)
The Maritime Brass Quintet and Paul Halley precede the 11:00 p.m. service with music for brass and organ by Praetorius, Gabrieli, Bach and Brahms. The Cathedral Choir, brass, and organ offer anthems by Gabrieli, Rutter and Howells and the Missa Festiva by Gretchaninov during the Midnight Mass. The service ends with Mulet’s Carillon-Sortie

Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
THE BIRTH OF THE LORD:  CHRISTMAS DAY
Holy Eucharist
 
Sunday, December 30 at 4:00 p.m.
A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
The Cathedral Choir offers this candlelit Carol Service on the Sixth Day of Christmas. A reception follows in The Great Hall, hosted by the choir, at which there are sing-along carols as well as tasty refreshments.
This service, originating at King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918, has become world-famous and is offered each year in countless cathedrals and churches throughout Christendom. 
This is part of the Sundays at Four series.

Tuesday, January 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
NEW YEAR’S EUCHARIST
followed by THE BISHOP’S LEVEE until 1:00 p.m.
 
Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Smitty’s Restaurant on Cathedral Lane
CATHEDRAL BREAKFAST
Start the New Year socializing with Cathedral friends.
All Cathedral folks and visitors are welcome.



WWEEKLY EVENTS
 
Study Groups:
 
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. - Book Studywith Rev. Dr. Davena Davis
 
Thursday from 10:15-11:30 a.m. – Bible Study with Kent Doe
 
Fridays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Bible Study with Rev. John Swain to Dec. 14
 
Choir Practices:
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
 
Services:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:15 p.m. HC BCP
Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., HC BAS
 
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments served after 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services
Nursery and Sunday School available at 9:00 and 10:30 services.

 

 

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8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
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10:30 am Choral Eucharist (BAS)
Special choral services and concerts are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. September through June. Please check our events page for details

Regular Weekday Service Schedule

Tue 12:15 pm HE (BCP)
Wed 7:30 am HE (BAS)
Thu 12:15 pm HE (BAS)
Fri 12:15 pm HE (BCP)

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