NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF April 8, 2015
It's Unique!  That's St. George's Day!  Don't Miss It!

Unique: "having no like or equal; unmatched; noteworthy; remarkable."


That's a pretty good description of the Cathedral of St. George the Martyr and the Cathedral Domain in Lee County- the camp and conference center of the Diocese of Lexington.  What makes it unique?


For starters, not everyone has a wooden gothic cathedral church on top of a mountain as the center of their camp and conference center.  For those who have not made the trip to the Domain, especially in the spring of the year when trees are just budding, and in the fall, as leaves are falling, leaving the mountain limbs bare, it is always something of an amazement to round a curve on the mountain roads, look up and see a large red cross set in glass, announcing to all who pass that this mountain is set aside for God's purposes.  That's the Cathedral Domain.  And for those who want to know more about the story of how it came to be, there will be folks a-plenty willing to tell the tale, as well as written materials about the story of the Domain.


St. George's Day celebrates the feast day of the patron saint of the mountain cathedral - part of an ancient tradition of celebrating the feast day of the saint for which a church or organization is named.  St. George's Day is historically April 23rd, so the tradition of St. George's Day is the weekend closest to the 23rd.  St. George is a well-known saint, as such things go-immortalized I the myth of St. George and the Dragon.  Two interesting needlepoint depictions of that myth can be seen in the chairs in the cathedral chancel.


The festival day of St. George in the Diocese of Lexington is a combination family reunion-street fair-day-at-camp, and oh, yes - worship- with lots of picnics, hikes, catching of tadpoles, napping in the sunshine, visiting with old friends and making new ones, exploring the wooded hillside, and in general, having a relaxing good time with people from all across the area known as the Diocese of Lexington - from Middlesboro to Covington to Prestonsburg and back to Lexington and everywhere in-beween.


It's a day to come in your casual clothes and most comfortable shoes.  A day to understand what Bishop Moody, the founding Bishop of the Domain meant when he invited this diocese to "Come apart to a desert place and rest awhile."


See the box about St. George's weekend for the schedule.  Come as early as you can and stay as long as you can.  Or if you can only stay a little while, come anyway.  There's something for all ages awaiting you.


See you there!

Opportunities for Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation, and Baptism
Saturday, April 18 at St. George's Day at the Cathedral Domain
Holy Eucharist with Rites of Initiation
3:00 p.m.
Contact: Elise Johnstone at

Sunday, April 26 at the Regional Confirmation Eucharist
Christ Church Cathedral
3:00 p.m.
Contact: Margaret Christensen at

Please provide your: Full Name, Birthdate and place, Baptism date and place, Confirmation date and place (if to be received), and who your Sponsor will be.
Easter Pictures

Leadership Training at St. Patrick's Somerset May 8th-9th
The final leadership training workshop for this program year in the Diocese of Lexington will be held May 8-9 at St. Patrick's, Somerset. The training is particularly encouraged for all vestry members, members of diocesan bodies as well as parish and diocesan staff, and anyone interested in developing healthy behaviors that support mission and ministry. Individuals who have taken the training previously are also welcome, space available, to take a refresher course. Cost of the event is $25, checks made payable to the Diocese of lexington, memo Somerset leadership training.

The interactive workshop includes work around emotional intelligence, group dynamics, spiritual awarenesses, and human interaction, with training experiences followed by reflection on the experience for maximum retention. The workshop begins at 5:45 on Friday afternoon, with the Friday evening session concluding at 9PM. Saturday's schedule runs from 9-4, with a continental breakfast from 8:00-8:45, and lunch at midday. 
Checks and registration form (see attached) should be mailed to Leadership, Box 610, Lexington, KY, 40588 no later than Friday, May 1st.

Click here to download the registration form
What's Happening

Second Sunday Potluck and Concert at Our Saviour, Madison County

Our Saviour, 2323 Lexington Road, Richmond, April 12


Living by Words: Kentucky Authors Speak - Chris Holbrook

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, April 15


Choral Concert - Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, April 17


Journey in Faith and Wellness

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 209 South Broadway, Georgetown, April 25

Mission Trip to Guatemala


Province IV Youth Event for Middle Schoolers

Haw River State Park, NC, July 9-July 12

Volunteers for Reading Camp Needed
June 15-27
Employment Opportunities
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is seeking a Director of Ministry to oversee education and small group ministries. Click here for more info.
Trinity Church, Covington is seeking an enthusiastic Christian Formation Director to develop, direct, and implement an invigorating, fulfilling, and multifaceted formation program for all ages. Click here for more info.
Easter 2
St. Philip's Church, Harrodsburg  
   The Rev. Peter Doddema, Rector  

Easter 3
The Church of St. George the Martyr, The Cathedral Domain
   The Very Rev. Dr. Ronald Summers, Dean
   The Venerable Bryant Kibler, Priest in Residence
   Lay Canon G. Andrew Sigmon, Facilities Director

17 Apr Brent Owens D
18 Apr Stephen Alexander P
24 Apr Robert Sessum P

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