Decoding Signs and Symbols
of Roman Catholicism
Advisor to The Guibord Center the Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith invited us to a special guided tour of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Be sure to enjoy the video!
Christian Sacred Texts
St. John’s Cathedral hosted The
Guibord Center for the hauntingly
beautiful liturgy of Tenebrae during
Holy Week as part of our 101 Series:
Sacred Texts in Sacred Places.
Decoding Ritual & Symbols of
Fr. John Bakas, Dean of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, takes us
on a journey that layer-by-layer carries us into a deeper understanding
of the Christianity that has existed, ever the same and ever transformational,
for two thousand long and turbulent years.
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine’s Lectures
the bible, women and violence – 2013
on common ground – 2016
Gospel politics – 2016
the jewish jesus – 2011
In Search of a Prophet:
Kahlil Gibran with Author
Author Paul-Gordon Chandler delighted the audience
with excerpts from his new book about Kahlil Gibran,
author of “The Prophet”.
The discussion, filled with examples from
their very rich lives in the Church, was not
about The Church or theology per se
but about how these direct the way
they live out each day.
Ancient Wisdom in the
with HIS GRACE, BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSIS
His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Moskissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, stands taller than most men. He is an imposing figure who could be enormously intimidating – except for the sparkle in his eyes and the smile that lights up his face when he interacts with people.
WITH DIANA BUTLER BASS
Author Diana Butler Bass explores Gratitude,
the topic of her next book, in a new way, giving
us food for thought in these chaotic times.
CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN A
WITH BRIAN MCLAREN
Widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren
asks “Can you be a committed Christian without
having to condemn or convert people of other faiths?
Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without
watering down your own?”
with Choctaw Elder and
Episcopal Bishop STEVEN CHARLESTON
with RABBI RACHEL ADLER, DR. ROSEMARY RADFORD REUTHER and DR. MEHNAZ AFRIDI
Those who came to hear these three scholars’ lively exploration of Genesis from a Feminist’s point of view left pondering the rich discussions of the very different Creation Stories found within Genesis and in The Holy Qur’an.
with Dr. James Fredericks, the Rev. Karen MacQueen,
moderated by Ryan Bell
Trailblazers in religious pluralism, these
panelists share their personal Journey of
faith that embraces the essence of two
traditions on a path toward understanding
the Holy with integrity of participation in
Trouble in Families:
Abrahamic Texts Panel Discussion
with THE VERY REV. JOHN BAKAS, RABBI SUZANNE SINGER AND IMAM JIHAD TURK
The panel discussion of the Abrahamic texts shed light
on some of the difficult and troubling texts of the major
Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
Christian Holy Days and Observances
The Western Christian Church Year consists of two cycles of feasts and holy days. One is based on the movable date of Easter Day and the other on the fixed date of Christmas Day, December 25.