Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross, followed by Holy Eucharist, is offered each Friday during Lent at 12:05 p.m.

Lenten Evensong

Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m.

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Chamber Singers, make this beautiful service part of your Lenten spiritual journey, with classic and modern choral music, as well as timeless hymns and Bach's famous organ "Passacaglia." Our Men will present music to be sung on their upcoming tour to Washington National Cathedral. Dean Reggie Kidd will officiate and preach. This service will not include Holy Eucharist. Please see our website for ample free parking and other information:

Women's Retreat

The Cathedral will be celebrating a weekend away April 28-30, 2017 for the Cathedral Women’s retreat at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront. We are excited that our very own practicing counselors Mindy Bales and the Rev. Canon Josh Bales will be leading us this year. Please join us for fellowship, spiritual enrichment, music, and fun.

The cost for the weekend is $200 per person for a shared room and $329 for a single room. The deadline for registration is this Sunday, March 26. Please make checks payable to the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line. We hope you can join us!

Pet Blessings by Cathedral Clergy

On Saturday, April 1, you can help make the Pet Blessings at the Spring Fiesta in the Park a tail-wagging success! The Cathedral will have a booth staffed by clergy and parishioners. This is a great opportunity to meet our downtown neighbors and introduce them to the Cathedral.


  • Able-bodied Roadies to move and assist set-up of our Cathedral Pavilion, 1 long table and 3 chairs to Lake Eola at 9 am and pick up/return to Cathedral at 5pm
  • Friendly Volunteers to staff the pavilion in 1 to 2 hour shifts as your schedule allows, to engage our guests who are having their pets blessed, answer any questions folks might have about Cathedral services, and enjoy a fun day in the park.

As in past events, 98 WMMO Radio is sponsoring and paying for our presence so listen for a CCSL plug during their broadcasts.

DiAnn McCarty can answer any questions or concerns you may have, and convince you that you would be PURRFECT for this opportunity! Please call the 407-849-0680 to volunteer or for more info.

Palm Crosses

Every year for more than sixty years the palm crosses that are worn on Palm Sunday have been made by members of the Cathedral. Please join us in the Adult Activity Room off the courtyard on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to help with this time honored tradition. Instruction will be available for those who may need it. We usually make about 500 crosses, so any amount of time you can give will be appreciated.

Vacation Bible School

Start planning your child’s summer with Vacation Bible School at the Cathedral! VBS will be held June 26 to June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Susie Dunlap at

Sacred Choral Concert

Hear our Cathedral singers in a free concert of sacred music at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 2 at Saint George Episcopal Church in The Villages. SAINT LUKE’S CHOIR includes members of the Cathedral Choir and Choristers who sing every Sunday morning, the Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir and Men’s Choir who tour worldwide as well as sing for special events at home, and our Chamber Singers -- professional musicians who present concerts and Tenebrae at the Cathedral. This concert will feature music for an upcoming choir tour to the National Cathedral.

Ministry Opportunities to Serve Christ

We are looking for parishioners interested in providing transportation for some of our senior parishioners to our church services. The people in need are living in Lutheran and Westminster Towers, near the Cathedral. All are ambulatory, and in good health, but are no longer driving. There are opportunities for people to assist with transportation at all of our services, and special events such as concerts. If you would like to be considered, please contact Deacon Michael Matheny, Canon for Pastoral Care, at Thank you for considering volunteering for this new ministry.

Scorsese's "Silence" and the Revelation of God

Martin Scorsese's magnum opus, Silence, based on a 1966 novel by the Japanese Catholic Shusaku Endo, explores the realities loneliness, alienation, and despair, in the context of the silence of God felt by a Portuguese missionary to Japan in the 1940's. This 50-year-old novel about events from 500 years ago asks questions and raises issues pertinent to Christians in the global world of the 21st century. Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers, Drew Trotter will unpack the issues raised in this important novel with an engaging presentation reflecting on Martin Scorsese's newly released movie, Silence. Don’t miss this engaging lecture on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall. Sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, the Yergey Library, and The Collaborative, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, a courtyard reception will follow. Visit the Yergey Library’s web page for more information.

Lenten Dean’s Hour: What Christians Believe

Sundays in Lent (Resumes this Sunday, March 19)

This Spring, the Cathedral is following the example of the early Church by using the Season of Lent as a time of preparation; preparation for Baptism, Confirmation, or Reception. We will be learning together the basics of the Christian faith. For more information or to register, click here.

Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The Cathedral is located in the central district of downtown Orlando, on the Southwest corner of Magnolia Avenue and Jefferson Street.

PARKING: On Sunday mornings, parking is available at no charge in the surface lot at the corner of Washington and Magnolia. Downtown street meters are free all day on Sundays. Parking is also available for Sunday services in the Regions Bank garage located on the northeast corner of Orange Ave. and Washington Street: Enter the up-ramp on Washington and receive an Entrance ticket. At the Cathedral, pick up an Exit ticket from an usher. Then using those two tickets, exit the garage free of charge. The small parking lot behind the Cathedral on Jefferson street is reserved for staff and those with limited mobility. One handicap space is available. During the week (Monday through Friday) from 9 am until 5 pm, the Washington Street lot has ten designated spaces available at no charge for visitors to the Cathedral.

Readings From the Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | Psalm 23

The Collect

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Published Thursday, March 24, 2017