Tag Archives: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Do You See What I See?

On the fringes of the irregularly-shaped blocks formed in Kansas City’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where the street grid running south from the Missouri and east from the Kansas spreads over the undulating hills crowding up against the bluffs, an unprepossessing … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Meditation

Ash Wednesday is the most humbling day of the Christian calendar. This day we deliberately remind ourselves of our own mortality. I rose early and drove to the cathedral for Imposition of the Ashes. That is a rite where the … Continue reading

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Chilling of the Evening

At 5 o’clock this early February Sunday the sky was still light in Kansas City. Inside the cathedral a few souls sat scattered in the pews for evening Eucharist. The elements sat on a small table at the foot of … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Fun’ in ‘Funeral’

I had not intended to attend the funeral. I really didn’t know the departed well. Or at all. I knew who she was, of course. Helen Schumacher was nearly an institution at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. She was a … Continue reading

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Still a Light

The chancel is a cocoon around the altar. So I thought as I scribbled notes on a recent experience which left me pondering long after it had passed. The experience stirred me. It left me nearly breathless as I sat … Continue reading

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Respecting Dignity

There are many reasons why I remain at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City. Working for social justice has always been important to me. The Cathedral supports a hunger relief program called Episcopal Community Services. Through food pantries, … Continue reading

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