Another inspiring experience that will rally the congregation around the theme “Discipleship: A Pledge to Follow Jesus” is in store for worshippers at the Cathedral Sunday Festal Evensong at the Spanish Town Cathedral on November 25.
The Service, which will begin at 3.45 p.m., is the highpoint of the annual pilgrimage which will bring representatives of Diocesan churches and organisations to the “Mother Church” and spiritual centre for Anglicans in Jamaica. Each year, the celebration is held on the feast of Christ the King, when the Church acknowledges and honours Jesus Christ as a triumphant King.
This year, the Venerable Justin Nembhard, Archdeacon of the Montego Bay Region will officiate at the Service; and the Rev. Hilda Vaughn, Assistant Curate at St. Mark’s Parish Church, Mandeville, will be the Preacher. The award-winning Kingston College Chapel Choir and the St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School Choir will jointly lead the singing.
The Lessons, which all reflect images of the triumphant King, will be read by students from Albert Town Primary School, Trelawny; the May Pen-based Glenmuir Preparatory School; and Central Branch Infant and All Age School, in Kingston. The Psalm will be done by the McCook Primary School, St. Catherine; and there will also be a presentation by the Dance Ministry of the Church of the Transfiguration, Meadowbrook Main.
A special offering will be taken for the three Diocesan Children’s Homes – The Wortley Home for Girls (Constant Spring); St. Monica’s Home (Chapelton); and Clifton Boys’ Home (Westmoreland).
The Service will be preceded at 2.30 p.m. by a Choirfest featuring groups from five Diocesan educational institutions each of which will perform a hymn and a contemporary religious song. Participants will include deCarteret College which placed second in the World Choir Games in South Africa this past summer; the accomplished Glenmuir High School Choir; Church Teachers’ College and Ocho Rios High School.
Cathedral Sunday, which was first observed in 2002, is now a special event on the Diocesan calendar.