This week at the Cathedral
The Sunday Adult Forum
9:45-10:45 am in the narthex room. All are invited.
This Sunday: “Fear and Money: or why we worry all the way to the bank.” Using familiar biblical imagery, practical approaches drawn from emotional intelligence and coaching, as well as her own professional experience of the financial services sector, parishioner Jocelyn Phelps will explore the rational and irrational sides of our fears about money (too little as well as too much) and how we can tame them.
Next Sunday, June 23: “Jesus and Judaism.” As a matter of historical fact, we all know that Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew. Yet we also know that, until comparatively recent times, Christian churches have largely ignored this fact, marginalising our Jewish heritage and often persecuting the Jews themselves. In this forum, parishioner Bill Tompson will look at Jesus’ relationship with the Jewish faith, as recorded in the New Testament, at why the church has in recent decades recovered an awareness of Jesus’ Jewish identity and at what it might mean for Christians today.
June 30: “What makes a city a ‘holy city’?” In Hymn 463, we sing the words of the poet W.H. Auden: "You will come to a great city that has expected your return for years." What are the great and holy cities of humankind? Jerusalem, Rome, Athens come to mind; Mecca and Medina; Benares/Varanisi; but also Contantinople/Istanbul and Moscow; and, maybe, even New York. What is the relationship between earthly Jerusalem and the heavenly Jerusalem? Does the “secular city” spell the decline of holy cities? What made Saint Augustine write his masterwork, The City of God? In this Forum parishioner Anne Marie Reijnen will lead an exploration into the meaning of "holy places" and think about a personal list of most revered "holy cities." This will be the last Forum of the school year.
This Sunday will be the last of the program year for the full Cathedral Choir
Thank you for a fantastic year of music-making! Since September, the Cathedral Choir has sung for the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer at Amiens Cathedral, the Duruflé Requiem for All Saints Day, Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Lessons and Carols, Lessons and Carols for Holy Week, Tenebrae, Holy Week and Easter, 11 Evensongs, 8 sung Complines, and over 300 anthems or motets! Thank you!!!
The summer schedule of music for the 11:00 service will be:
June 23: Volunteer Choir
June 30: Franklin County High School Choir (Kentucky, USA)
July 7: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
July 14, 21, & 28: Volunteer Choir
August 4-September 1: professional soloists from the Cathedral Choir
The Sundays at Six service
this Sunday, June 16, will be the last of the season. Sundays at Six will resume in the fall.
On Wednesday night, at its June meeting, the Vestry voted to “affirm and support the right of the clergy of the Cathedral to officiate at Same-Sex Blessings at the Cathedral, informed by the requirements and parameters of the Bishop-in-Charge and the Dean.” Copies of the liturgy (service) approved by the Episcopal Church as well as the requirements that the Bishop and Dean have set for these Blessingswill be available on Sunday in the back of the church at the welcome table.
This Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm at the Cathedral, the Junior Guild will be holding its annual meeting with election of officers for the coming year followed by a cocktail in the Deans’ Garden, weather permitting. Please reserve with Katrina Neal-Hamel at 01 72 53 65 28 / 06 77 28 98 69 or email@example.com (€8). Hope to see many friends of the Guild present to celebrate a successful year of service and fellowship.
Second Annual Gilbert and Sullivan Gala
LAGV and Madamiva Present THE MIKADO. Sunday, June 23 at 8:00 pm in the church. This operetta is one of the most famous of the G&S repertoire, with numbers such as Mi-ya Sa-ma, A more humane Mikado, I've Got a Little List, Three Little Maids, Behold the Lord High Executioner, and many more well-known favorites.
This production, including fans and kimonos, is a joint effort of members of the Paris Choral Society, Cathedral Choir, and choristers from Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. The principal roles highlight our Cathedral Choir staff singers: Nanki Poo - Simon Allatt, Yum Yum - Amelia Berridge, Ko Ko - Alan Widdowson, Pitti Sing -Laura Upton, Peep Bo - Laura Dobbins, Pooh Bah - Jerome Collet, and Katisha - Åsa Junesjö. Conducting will be our own parishioner Italo Marchini, and directing, Dominique McCormick.
Tickets will be on sale starting today during coffee hour: €20/25 for adults and €10 for children. Alternatively, you can reserve tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 77 86 34 89. All proceeds go to the professional artists. After the spectacle, enjoy a Japanese-influenced apéritif! Come and enjoy!!!!
Seventh Annual Eucharistic and Ecumenical Celebration of God’s Inclusive Love
Friday, June 28th at 7:30 pmat the American Cathedral. The Lambda Group of the American Cathedral jointly with the Carrefour des Chrétiens Inclusifs, la Communion Béthanie, David & Jonathan, and La Maison Verte, invite you to this special service. The bilingual liturgy will be followed by a reception. Those wishing to rehearse of the service music are invited to do so at 6:30 pm. We ask for your presence and prayers in celebrating God's unconditional love of all!
More info on http://lambda.blogspirit.com
On Sunday, June 30, we will pray especially for members of the Cathedral congregation who are moving away from Paris and not returning in the fall. Whether or not you will be at the Cathedral onJune 30, please let Margaret Harrison know (01 53 23 84 08 or email@example.com) so we can pray for you and your family by name.
If you are planning to move in the coming months
within Paris or abroad, please think about keeping the Cathedral informed so we can send any mailings to the correct address. If you are leaving Paris for good and would like to keep in contact with the Cathedral, you may want to become a Friend of the American Cathedral and continue to receive Trinité magazine and occasional other mailings. Please contact Margaret Harrison: 01 53 23 84 08 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer at the front desk
In June, July, and August, because of summer travel, the ranks of volunteers to assume the front desk of the Cathedral are thinned considerably. If you speak French and think you could give the Cathedral a morning or afternoon a week, or even less, during any of these months, you would be making a significant contribution to the daily functioning of the Cathedral. If you can help, please contact Margaret Harrison at email@example.com or 01 53 23 84 08.
Dedicating altar flowers
If you would like to mark a special event or honor a friend or loved one, you may dedicate the altar flowers for a Sunday. To sign up, contact Margaret Harrison (01 53 23 84 08 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and send a check for €70 or more to the order of ‘American Cathedral’ to the Cathedral to Margaret’s attention. The check and dedication should be received by the Tuesday prior to the appearance of your dedication in the Sunday bulletins.
LAGV Upcoming Concerts, Les Arts George V
Les Arts George V is the Cathedral's arts association
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Vérène Klein, soprano, and Thomas Malet, piano.
Arias and lieder.
This Sunday, June 16 at 4:00 pm. Entry free, donations accepted for the artists.
Allicent Ratzlaff, piano.
Works of Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Chopin.
Sunday, June 23 at 4:00 pm. Entry free, donations accepted for the artists.
‘The Mikado’ by Gilbert & Sullivan.
Cathedral, Paris Choral Society, and Cité internationale universitaire de Paris cast.
Next Sunday, June 23 at 8:00 pm. Tickets €20/25, at coffee hour or email@example.com.
Odysée Symphonique: Lea Litalien, singer, Pierre Lesaffire, piano.
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue and excerpts from Porgy & Bess, Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit.
Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00 pm. Entry free, donations accepted for the artists.
Franklin County High School Choir (Kentucky, USA), conducted by Raye Hurley.
Works by Hassler, Victoria, Lange, and traditional American Spirituals.
Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 pm. Entry free, donations accepted for the artists.