Why we do what we do


The Sacrament of Holy Unction



The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Holy Unction There are seven Sacraments recognized in the Anglican Church. Two are referred to as “Gospel” or “Greater” sacraments, the other five, of which Unction is one, as “Lesser” sacraments. All operate according to the Book of Common Prayer definition: “a sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” […]

Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs



Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs

Approximately 30 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, January 27th to hear the answer to the question “Do I Have to Kneel?” The afternoon session, which was something of an Anglican primer, included presentations by Hank Williams, Cheryl Jacobs and Dean Geoffrey Hall and was hosted by the Christian Formation committee. The first […]

Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection



Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection

At Christ Church Cathedral, we take health and safety seriously. From time to time there are questions about precautions followed to reduce the risk of infection in the administration of the Holy Eucharist. First and foremost, we follow our own diocesan Bishop’s Directive 3.4 on the Administration of the Sacrament. This includes making intinction (dipping) […]