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Patronal Feast

A service celebrating St Peter: Brass & Incense 

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With the Cathedral Brass, We'll Honor Our Patron Saint


We will observe our patronal festival on Sunday, January 21, the Confession of St. Peter. The Cathedral Brass will be with us at the 10:15 a.m. service, and incense will be used at that service. This is the day we recognize the importance of our namesake, St. Peter. We read the story of his confession, or acknowledgment, of Jesus as the Messiah, and we celebrate our community of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. The Gospel lesson that day (Mat. 16:13-19) portrays Peter as the first to see who Jesus really is: "You are the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus praises Peter and vows to build his church "on this rock," a play on words. Peter's name in Greek is Petros, and the Greek word petra means rock. The Roman Catholic Church interprets this statement as referring to Peter, the individual, as the first pope. The Protestant Church interprets it to mean that God will build Christian community upon the confession, the acknowledgment of Jesus as the Messiah by each member of the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:9). from January's Crosstown

Earlier Event: January 21
Children's Chapel
Later Event: January 22
Cathedral Arts & Crafts Club