Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion
Many have noted that, as humans, we make symbols and we act symbolically. Symbols mean much more than their ingredients of fabric, wood, paper, ink, paint, gesture and the like. God knows that we are made this way; He made us. In His wisdom God has given us two great symbolic sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. In addition to these two great sacraments we recognize other sacramental events in our lives. At the Cathedral we invite you to a sacramental life, a life into which God can pour His Grace.
Baptisms and Confirmation: The Cathedral welcomes the opportunity to explore the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation with you. Preparing for the Baptism involves meeting with the Dean several times to discuss the meaning and joy of this occasion. Confirmation is the rite by which individuals over the age of 13 make a profession of faith, of what they believe. In order to help individuals understand their faith the Cathedral offers Confirmation classes routinely. Please contact the Dean if you are interested.
Holy Communion: All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion, no matter what their church affiliation may be. Those who do not wish to receive communion may come to the Altar for a personal blessing, crossing their arms over their chest to indicate their wish. Children are welcome at the Altar to receive communion, if they are baptized and do so at their home church, or to receive a blessing.
The Cathedral welcomes the opportunity to instruct people about the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Preparing for Holy Communion involves a few meetings with the Dean, and for children some work at home with their family. Please contact the Dean if you are interested.