Don't miss the live nativity scene on Woodward! Stop by for apple cider, wine and cheese. The A.R.C. will also be offering a variety of items for sale.
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn. Join in the joy of an opportunity to see and pet live animals that could have been part of this holy event.
5:15 p.m. - A “strolling” tour of the Cathedral led by the Dean of the Cathedral. Join in as the Very Rev’d Dr. Scott Hunter, 10th Dean of the Cathedral, leads you through the interior of this 100+ year old cathedral, designed by famed architect Ralph Adams Cram and built in true 12th century Gothic style
6:00 p.m. - The Cathedral Choir in Concert. This 45+ voice choir includes the treble voices of the Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit will present the music of Advent and more.
6:30 p.m. - Organ Recital by Richard Newman. Join us in an amazing acoustical space as Dr. Newman, the Associate Organist at the Cathedral, offers this “short concert.”
7:00 p.m. - A “seated” tour of the Cathedral led by the Dean of the Cathedral. Join Dean Hunter for a chance to “take a load off your feet” and learn about this stunning building and some of the amazing art that furthers the mission of this faith community.
7:30 p.m. - Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant. Canon Jeremy David Tarrant, Canon Precentor and Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral, will take the to the console of the great organ for this musical offering.
8:00 p.m. - Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band. The sound of this brass orchestra in the outstanding acoustical space of the cathedral will amaze and delight your senses and bring you joyfully into the holiday season.
Also – Art in Barth Hall and more
An Advent Quiet Afternoon
Next Sunday, December 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., we invite you to take an opportunity to put aside the frantic pace which often accompanies the holiday season, and to focus and reflect upon the spiritual journey of Advent. In the quietness of the Cathedral, Dean Hunter will offer meditations and there will be time for personal reflection and prayer..
Ordination of a Deacon
God willing and the People consenting, the Right Reverend Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. by Divine Providence, Tenth Bishop of Michigan will ordain Juan Francisco Perez, Jr. to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, December 14 on the Feast of St. John the Cross 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral.
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day
Each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), the National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB), and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) has co-sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness, and to remember our homeless friends. Last year, more than 152 cities across the nation sponsored events to honor those who had died and to recommit to the task of ending homelessness. Join us here at the Cathedral on December 20 at 1:00 p.m. for this day of remembrance.
Nine Lessons and Carols
The beloved service of lessons, hymns and choral music, inspired by the carol service at King’s College, Cambridge, will be sung by the Cathedral Choir Saturday, December 21 at 5:00 p.m.
New Year's Day Feast