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Sunday Forums this Fall: The Symbols of the Faith

The sacraments of the church are tangible, palpable things: they are meant to be visible signs of God’s spiritual grace. They would be sadly lacking if we couldn’t feel them – if they weren’t things that we could taste and see.

Join the clergy of St. Paul’s every Sunday between 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the Chapel for an introduction to the core symbols of our faith. Think of it as a way to familiarize ourselves with the things we take for granted in the liturgy: just why is water so important to baptism? How, of all the things we could eat, did bread and wine become so essential to the core convening ritual of our faith?

See below for the forum schedule. All are welcome to attend in the Chapel or to watch the forum online by registering here.

St. Paul’s continues to observe all local and diocesan pandemic guidelines. For our current protocols, check out https://stpaulscary.org/looking-ahead.


September 18 | WATER
“And darkness covered the face of the deep…” (Gen 1:2)
with the Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista

September 25 | Ministry Fair (No Forum)

October 2 | BREAD
“Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (Jn 6:35)
with the Rev. George Adamik

October 9 | WINE
“But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.” (Jn 5:38)
with the Rev. George Adamik

October 16 | OIL
“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Ps 23:5)
with the Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista

October 23 | FIRE
“Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them…” (Acts 2:3)
with the Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista