An Announcement from Dean Sam Candler
Dear Friends and Faithful Ones,
Thank you so much for your patience and faithfulness during this “Season of Social Distance For the Common Good,” begun one year ago, in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worshipped in all sorts of ways since March 14, 2020: livestream, online, outdoors, alone, in koinonia. Thank you for worshipping with us!
Today, new diocesan protocols have been announced, which allow us to gather and worship indoors. We know that not everyone is yet comfortable gathering indoors, but we also know that many are eager to gather indoors. Thus, while keeping several services outdoors this Sunday, we plan to offer one service indoors this Sunday, at 8:45 a.m. That indoor service will still worship with restrictions, such as the requirement of masks, no singing, and communion in one kind only.
Registration will still be required for all our gatherings this Sunday, but we are delaying the opportunity for those registrations several hours. Registration will open at 2:00 p.m., today, Wednesday, March 10, for the following services:
7:45 a.m. – Koinonia service – Outdoors in the Cloister Garden
8:45 a.m. – Koinonia service – Indoors in the Cathedral Nave
11:15 a.m. – Koinonia service – Outdoors at the Labyrinth
1:00 p.m. – Hispanic service – Outdoors in the Cloister Garden
This news is exciting to me, but it is also gradual. Our services are all still subject to restrictions. But we make our way. We journey on. Thank you again for love and patience during this time. We, the clergy of the Cathedral, really do miss seeing all of you! And we love you more and more.
The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler
Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip