These service ministries involve assisting the Clergy with the various worship liturgies at the Cathedral. Each of these ministries require the individual to be committed to show up on time when they are scheduled to serve. That commitment also requires that they will be knowledgeable of their specific responsibilities and duties in the worship service, and have prepared themselv…Read More »
The ALD Ministry provides listening devices to our parishioners and guests for sanctuary services and events. The devices can be obtained at the back of the sanctuary 30 minutes before the start of a service or event and must be returned at the conclusion of that service or event. This equipment was acquired as part of the sound system improvement through the Capital Campaign renovation.
A verger is a committed lay minister within the Church, who assists the clergy in the conduct of public worship, especially in the marshaling of processions. The office of Verger has its roots in the earliest days of the Church's history. The contemporary office of Verger is experiencing a rapid expansion within the Episcopal Church, and the Verger's Guild at St. John's Cathedral…Read More »
According to the Book of Common Prayer, unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body (BCP: 861). Members of the Anointer's Guild work in teams of two on a rotating basis at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Anointers receive communion with the choir, and then take their place at th…Read More »
Consisting of 40 singers, the Cathedral Choir at St. John's is an integral part of the worship experience, singing every Sunday at 11 a.m., and for Carol Services, Evensongs, as well as Holy Day services. St. John's Cathedral is the designated church for the Bishop's seat within our Diocese, therefore the Cathedral Choir is called to sing at ordinations and other Diocesan sponso…Read More »
St. John's Cathedral continues to minister to the residents and staff of the Cathedral Care by bringing worship services to them. Every Sunday morning The Rev. Canon Raja Zabaneh celebrates a worship service with Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., and every Wednesday The Rev. Louis Towson celebrates Holy Eucharist at 2 p.m.
Any public event or celebration requires much behind‐the‐scenes activity. If the event is to have dignity and meaning, there must be care and preparation. Liturgy is the church's expression of worship, an evolving demonstration of its relationship with God. We use rituals and symbols to express our faith in the God revealed to us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus …Read More »
Ushers greet and assist members of the congregation at services of worship and share responsibility for orderly services. The Usher is often the first person to greet a visitor or a regular communicant and the last person to say "farewell." Ushers show young families the location of the nursery and familiarize everyone with the church’s floor plan, including the restrooms. Ushe…Read More »