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As with other offerings of the Cathedral in this time of Social Distance for the Common Good, we hope to stay in holy relationship. Canon George Maxwell teaches this class via Zoom

To join via Zoom video, simply click this link and follow the prompts to download the Zoom app or start from your browser. Or, you can dial in by phone (1-646-558-8656) and enter meeting ID 947 9858 6103. 


Experiencing the Presence of God

This term, we will continue our study of the Bible and Christian contemplative spirituality. The course is built on the foundation laid by the Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Episcopal priest and college professor, in his book titled Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life (Liturgical Press, 2018), which is, of course, available in the Cathedral Book Store. We will also explore a number of related themes that emerge from what is sometimes called the wisdom tradition.

Canon George Maxwell leads this class. As always, you will find those things that we think matter most: a light heart, a broad welcome, and good coffee. We look forward to seeing you there.


January 19: The Path of Self-Emptying Love  slides

January 26: Guest Speaker: Dr. Rob Radtke, President and CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development

February 2: Be Still and Know That I am God slides 

February 9: Be Still and Know That I am God, part 2 (Mary Hunter Maxwell)

February 16: Thomas Merton and His Experience of God

February 23: Invitation to a Holy Lent

March 1: Death on a Friday Afternoon - Reflections on Lent in the 21st Century (Dr. Jennifer Priestley)

March 8

March 22: Finding Ourselves in the Crucifixion slidesvideo

March 29: Mary Madelene: the First Witness to the Resurrection slidesvideo 

April 5: What Do You Need to be Able to See Jesus? slides / video 

April 19: What is the Kingdom of Heaven? slides 

April 26: What is the Kingdom of Heaven? (part 2) slides / video

May 3: What is the Kingdom of Heaven? (part 2) slides / video

May 10: What is the Kingdom of Heaven? (part 3) slides

May 17: City of Refuge, Beneficiary of the 2021 Cathedral Antiques Show video 

May 24: The Feast of the Ascension slides / video


May 31: The Feast of Pentecost slides / video

Make a donation to the coffee fund

OFSS continues to enjoy great Starbucks coffee, a selection of teas, hot chocolate and water which accompany our spirited educational topics and fun loving community. We made a few changes over the years so now our members are no longer responsible for the delivery and drop-off of the large dispenser and traveler boxes. 

Our costs are running approximately $60 per week; therefore if you wish to donate to the fund, please see me during class or send me a check (Mack Leath; 3818 N Stratford Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, 770-318-2907). You can also make a simple donation in our basket. We would like to thank everyone that has donated over the past 10 years. It has worked out very well so far but we are open to suggestions on how we could improve any and all aspects of your class.