Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
In this special edition of Coffee Hour at The Commons, Alli hosts conversations with various people who make up the community and congregations at our Cathedral in Hartford.
She begins with a conversation with the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of our Cathedral. They talk about the Centennial season this year, 2019, and all the wonderful events happening at our Cathedral throughout the year. A couple of years ago, our Cathedral was invited by the bishops into a discernment about the role and mission of the Cathedral in Hartford. This celebration of Christ Church Cathedral’s Centennial is an expression of our Cathedral’s identity and what they are embracing as a congregation and as a spiritual home for all of Connecticut.
This episode you will learn about the congregational life of our Cathedral, the various committees associated with Christ Church Cathedral, Church by the Pond, Church Street Eats, and Music Moves Hartford.
Alli first interviews the Rev. Canon Jorge Pallares, Canon for Congregational of Life at Christ Church Cathedral. She asks Canon Pallares to describe the life of the congregations that meet at our Cathedral. Canon Pallares says the life of the five congregations here are active and dedicated to ministry. The congregations meet throughout the week, including one congregation that meets beyond the walls of the Cathedral. Canon Pallares shares how he became involved in this position, and how the congregations are involved in the city of Hartford.
Next, Alli interviews Jilda Aliotta, the Chair of the Congregations Committee. Because the Cathedral is made up of multiple congregations, there is no vestry, so the Congregations Committee fulfills that role, in some ways. Jilda has been a member of Christ Church Cathedral for 30 years, and has been a member of the committee for four years. The committee is becoming more programmatic, organizing the programs and events at our Cathedral.
Alli then talks with individuals about the various ministries happening in, at, and by our Cathedral. She meets with Andrew May and Nancy Jacob to talk about Church by the Pond, again with Nancy Jacob to talk about Church Street Eats, Kevin Bishop to talk about Music Moves Hartford - and you’ll hear a clip from the practice - and finally with Theresa Greaves to talk about the Wednesday Wellness and the Zumba classes. Alli also grabs some Zumba Music to get you moving this Friday afternoon!
This episode wraps up with asking Canon Pallares how folks can pray for the congregations and the life of our Cathedral.
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Episode 48: Be not conformed, a conversation with Kelli Gibson
Episode 47: Jerusalem Peacebuilders with the Rev. Cn. Nicholas Porter
Episode 45: Lay Preaching with Eliza Marth and Anne Hall
Episode 44: Good Friday Meditation with Bishop Laura J. Ahrens
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Episode 42: Archives: the quilting point of our history with Greg Farr
Episode 41: The Gift of Multiplicity of Expression with the Rt. Rev. Dr. Carol Gallagher
Episode 40: Witnessing Miracles at Shepard Meadows
Episode 39: International Women's Day & UNCSW with Lois Frankforter
Episode 38: The Way of Love with Jerusalem Greer
Episode 37: Young, Married, and Clergy with the Revs. Carrie and Nik Combs
Episode 36: Ears Tuned to the Holy with the Rev. Tuesday Rupp
Episode 35: Talking about Absalom Jones and the Union of Black Episcopalians with the Hon. Steven Mullins
Episode 34: Voices from the Black Diaspora
Episode 33: Surfs up with Matt Lindeman
Episode 32: Joining Jesus in the New Missional Age
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