Dean’s Letter: Introducing Richard Hogue

This is a transcript of a conversation between the Dean and the Rev. Richard Hogue, who will join the Cathedral community as Associate for Congregational Life on November 8. Penny:             Hello, St. Paul’s. As you may have heard over the last weekend, we have called the Reverend Richard Hogue to serve as our associate for … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Invitation to Generosity

Hello St. Paul’s, A year ago, I think almost all of us imagined that by this time we would have the pandemic firmly in the rear-view window, and life would have returned to normal. Well, the pandemic is still very much a part of life, and we are working towards a new normal, a world … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Concerning Liturgical Colors

Hello St. Paul’s, As a child attending St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, I saw little color in our worship. The clergy of the very low Church of Ireland wore black cassock, white surplice, and black stole. There were no hangings or banners, and while there were (and still are) beautiful stained glass windows, the east … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Celebrating the Saints

Hello St. Paul’s, Those of us who say Morning or Evening Prayer know that on most days the Episcopal Church recognizes someone who has contributed in significant ways to the spread of the Gospel or the betterment of humanity. You can call these people saints, but we stopped putting “Saint” in front of their names … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Outreach Center Update

Hello St. Paul’s, As you know, we began a listening process last spring to hear from all of you about some ideas for expanding our ministries of music and outreach. We hired consultants to guide the process and in July they presented us with their report. The next step in this process will be to … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Why give to church?

Hello St. Paul’s, From time to time people wonder why we ask you to make a financial pledge to the Cathedral community’s general operating fund. It may be that you come from a faith community where that isn’t the practice, or maybe you’ve heard that we have a large endowment fund that supports our operations, … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 4)

This is an excerpt from an interview of Sue Kelly by the Rev. Dick Anderson in 2017. Hi, I’m Sue Kelly. And I’ve been a member of St. Paul’s for 60 years with some hiatus during college and traveling, but it’s been a big part of my life. And I want to tell you first … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 3)

This is a transcript of part of an interview between the Very Rev. James E. Carroll, first Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Rev. Dick Anderson, in 2017. Jim Carroll:     Dr. Cutting: do you remember him? Do you have any memory of 8th and C? Dick Anderson:           No. Jim:     Well, he was a superb … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 2)

Almira Fort is one of our longest-tenured parishioners. Here she talks with Dick Anderson in an interview recorded in 2017 about her memories of St. Paul’s. Almira: In 1959, I joined the roster. And we’ve been coming to St. Paul’s ever since. Then I met the Minchendens, Mrs Minchenden and her husband. I could say … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s – an Oral History

Anne Walter Remembers St. Paul’s: 1975-1978 A transcript of an interview by the Rev. Dick Anderson of Anne Walter in 2017 When my younger daughter entered kindergarten, I became involved with the church school program here. I’m not sure if at that time I was on the Education Committee, but if I wasn’t, I soon … READ MORE…

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