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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