Cathedral Crossroads

Cathedral Crossroads, an evening of contemplative practice, is free and open to the public on the last Tuesday of each month.

Participants come to walk the labyrinth, attend the Centering Prayer gathering, receive laying on of hands for healing or simply sit in the twilight quiet of the nave listening to the strains of harp and Native American flute music that accompanies the labyrinth walks.

Program Schedule

6–7 pm Centering Prayer in the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage
6:30–9 pm Labyrinth Walk accompanied by harpist in the nave
6:30–8:30 pm Laying on of Hands for Healing in Holy Spirit Chapel
7:30–8:30 pm Special Program
8:45–9 pm Compline in the Great Choir


Upcoming Crossroads Evenings

October 28, 2014 6 PM

Grieving Mindfully

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An evening of contemplative practice on the last Tuesday of each month; free and open to the public. General offerings 6 pm to 8:45 pm; special program 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Special Program

Grieving Mindfully: A Conversation about Loss and Hope
Reverend Drema McAllister-Wilson

Birth and death. One we anticipate and celebrate. The other we ignore as long as possible, until death comes into our lives. Despite being a part of the life cycle, death and grief remain shrouded in mystery and often confusion and fear. Woody Allen once said: “I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Can’t we relate? The topics of death and grief are ones many of us want to avoid. And yet, all of us live with the reality and the inevitability of dying and loss.

Through presentation and sharing, film watching and storytelling, we will enter into a conversation about the journey of grief. You are invited to an evening of exploring how we can address loss intentionally, compassionately, and mindfully. What does grief look like? What does grief feel like? How can grief transform us? During our time together, we will explore the depths of an experience that affects and challenges each of us so profoundly.

November 25, 2014 6 PM

Sacred Circle Dancing: Offering Gratitude

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An evening of contemplative practice on the last Tuesday of each month; free and open to the public. General offerings 6 pm to 8:45 pm; special program 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Special Program

Sacred Circle Dancing: Offering Gratitude
Evelyn Torton Beck and Judith Walton

Join leaders Evi Beck and Judith Walton as we dance with gratitude and joy for the many things in our lives that sustain us: food that nourishes us, our bodies that serve us, friends, families, and communities. Sacred Circle Dances are moving meditations that embody and integrate mind, body, and spirit. These simple, gentle dances have special meditative qualities and ancient roots in music and dance from around the world. Powerful in their effect, they evoke a spiritual dimension leading to harmony and balance. Dancing together, we affirm community, as well as connection to ourselves, and each other. These dances can provide us with the opportunity to remember all that we have to be thankful for in our lives and will represent cultural embodiments of different faiths. No previous dance experience is needed. All dances are simple and each will be taught. Our philosophy of dance is, “There are no mistakes, only variations.”

Meet in St. Joseph’s Chapel.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.