Spiritual Formation and Enrichment
Opportunities abound to learn more about congregation membership, explore Scripture and books, deepen your faith, and enjoy fellowship with other members.
Questions of Faith: Inquirers’ Class
Thursdays, September 10–October 29, 7–9 pm
Repeated February 4–March 25 (Garrett Lounge)
Intended for people new to the Episcopal Church or to the Cathedral, who want to be baptized or confirmed, or want a refresher on our faith, the inquirers’ class provides opportunities for newcomers and regulars alike to explore the journey toward Christ. Please contact Wayne Fowler for registration »
Transforming Literature of the Bible (TLB),
Tuesdays, September 15–January 12, 7–9 pm
or Wednesdays, September 9–January 6, 7–9 pm (Sayre House)
This 17-week course provides an opportunity to delve deeply in to the experience of God working in the world and in our lives within the context of the great literature of Holy Scripture. More information and registration »
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Book Group—The Cost of Discipleship
Mondays, September 14–October 19, 7–8 pm (Cathedral Library, Sitgreaves Room)
Two years before World War II broke out, German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer published The Cost of Discipleship while directing an underground seminary in the small country town of Finkenwalde. Bonhoeffer examines the demands of sacrifice placed upon those who would seek to be followers of Christ, and calls on the faithful to participate in Christ’s sufferings for others—to enter into “communion with the Crucified,” to wake “with Christ in Gethsemane,” to take up the cross. Please join us as we explore Bonhoeffer’s text and consider how his thesis forces us to re-evaluate what it means to have faith. Tobias Halvarson, a doctoral candidate in political thought at the Catholic University of America and member of the Cathedral congregation, will facilitate discussions. Register now »
Couplehood as a Spiritual Path: The Imago Journey for Christian Couples
Tuesdays, November 3–December 8, 7–8:30 pm (Perry Auditorium)
This short course takes an in-depth look at the psychological and spiritual workings of intimate relationships by exploring the origins of attraction and conflict. Participants will come to better understand how couplehood is one of God’s instruments to call us into wholeness and completion as human beings. The course is co-facilitated by the Rev. Carl Siegel and Rebecca Sears of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Greater Washington. Register now »
School of Prayer
Mondays, October 19–November 23, 7–9 pm (Perry Auditorium)
This program offers an overview of various forms of contemplative prayer and meditation, including reflection on the nature of prayer and journaling, lectio divina (praying with scripture), centering prayer, guided imagery with Scripture, chant, and others. Cosponsored by the Cathedral and the Shalem Institute.
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Introduction to World Religions
Tuesdays, September 15–22, October 6–November 24, 7–8:30 pm (N 4)
Explore the beliefs, practices, myths, spirituality, and ethics of the world’s major religions in this course led by Cathedral congregation member and world religions scholar Dr. Peggy Kay. Through this process, participants are strengthened in their effort to understand and empathize with others in order to engage in friendly and respectful dialogue and relationships. Registration full.
Knitting and Crocheting Ministry
2nd and 4th Sundays immediately following 11:15 am service (N-4)
Join a new small group ministry for all those who love to or want to learn how to knit or crochet. Susan Burt, Cathedral congregation member, will lead the group. No reservations necessary or advance registration required.
Daughters of Abraham: Women’s Interfaith Book Group
Tuesdays once a month, meets at 4–6 pm or 7–9 pm (Cathedral Library), September 22, October 20, November 17 (location TBD), and December 22.
This group is for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women who want to deepen their knowledge of their own and the other Abrahamic faith traditions. By reading and discussing books that teach us about each other’s history, sacred texts and practices, we increase our respect for all Abrahamic religions and build a trusting and intellectually stimulating interfaith community of women. We also visit each other’s places of worship, share opportunities to experience each other’s religious observances, and share an annual potluck supper for both groups.
For more information, please email the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett or call (202) 537-2363.