Center for Prayer & Spirituality (CPS)
NOTE: We endeavor to keep St. John's Cathedral a sacred space for spiritual growth and contemplative practice. Due to the ban on gathering to stop the spread of coronavirus, all meetings and classes are now being held online. For a complete list of offerings, click here.
Our Mission Statement
To reawaken an interest in Christian spirituality and to integrate mind, body and spirit by offering contemplative practices, classes, lectures, workshops and spiritual direction to foster connection, understanding and compassion for self, others and the mystery that beautifully and expansively holds us all.
Quiet Garden Mornings at the Cathedral 2020
Mornings of holy silence with spiritual reflections, readings and prayers. Quiet Garden Mornings are held on the grounds of the Cathedral, including Ingram Lounge, Cummings Chapel, and the Gardens.Join us as we "Listen for the Still Small Voice."
Held on the second Saturday of the month, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
May's Offering will be virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
May 9 – LeeAnn Inman and Carrie Inman Nash – Listening for the Mothering Voice of God - Video Premieres at 10 a.m., click to set a reminder!
LeeAnn is a recently retired United Methodist Minister graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, served 40 years including seven at OP UMC. Carrie is her adult daughter who has Downs Syndrome and has worked with Youth Groups and in the nursery and as a chalice bearer in her mother’s churches.
For more information please contact: Owene Courtney, Director.
The Quiet Garden Movement
The gardens at St. John’s Cathedral are registered with the international Quiet Garden Trust and throughout the year host regular opportunities for hospitality and prayer. The Quiet Garden Ministry began in 1992 with the first Quiet Garden in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England. At the heart of Christianity is a treasure to be unearthed: the treasure of contemplative prayer and quiet resting in silence reaching back to Jesus himself, who regularly took time out to pray in solitude and in still places. The Quiet Garden Movement rediscovers these riches and makes them accessible to a spiritually hungry world by providing contexts of natural beauty and stillness where we may refresh our soul. St. John’s Cathedral supports this mission and ministry, eagerly offering its Quiet Gardens to feed the soul of the hungry searching for places of quiet and prayer.
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11-Step Meditation: A Way to Transformation
Second Saturday | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Room 301 | Cathedral House
12-Step Adult Children of Alcoholics
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Room 305, Cathedral House
River City Mindfulness Group
Facilitated by Lisa Duncan
Saturdays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Cummings Chapel
Quiet Spaces in the Center for Prayer and Spirituality
These spaces are available for personal refection and meditation: 3rd Floor Cathedral House
The Rev. Bernie Dooly Lending Library and The Chapel of the Transfiguration. Please check in with the cathedral receptionist.
Tuesday Yoga (Now led online: See Stay Connected)
Gather in the late afternoon in the beauty of a sacred space for yoga practice, concluding with prayer. Cummings Chapel. (Enter on Duval Street)
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm.
Led by Megan Cochran
Friday Contemplative Eucharist (Canceled until ban on gathering is lifted)
Conducted by cathedral clergy and lay leaders, this service combines contemplation and holy communion in a warm, welcoming worship service. Cummings Chapel, 12:10 pm.
E-mailed quotations from works of religious leaders, inviting personal reflection and prayer.
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