Fall is always exciting time at the Cathedral of the Incarnation—when we kick off the back-to-school season with new programs for education and contemplation. This year people of all ages are delving into the book of Exodus. This ancient story, sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, relates a faithful, sometimes complicated journey from captivity toward a hopeful future.
As usual, our programs are open to visitors from across faith traditions: The Dean’s Forum, led by parish clergy, offers conversations for adults that highlight the fundamental, and sometimes surprising, connections between Moses, Jesus and each of us. Topics include infancy, exile, wilderness and the nature of faith itself.
Children will immerse themselves in the drama and excitement of Exodus through multi-sensory, age-appropriate activities: everything from self-portraits inspired by Egyptian tomb paintings to matza making and tambourine making.
Cathedral Youth (grades 5-12) will focus on community through monthly service projects. This month they’ve been baking dog treats using honey collected the cathedral’s own on-grounds hives. The treats will be sold at the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals celebration on Sunday, October 2, with proceeds donated to Long Island animal shelters.
Friends, neighbors, newcomers and everyone in between are welcome to drop in on Cathedral programs any time, whether it be for a single class—or a lifetime of spiritual exploration.
For more information, or to become more involved, please contact the Rev. Kate Salisbury, Canon for Faith Formation, at email@example.com.