Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
(In-person Service and online)
Holy Eucharist 7:15am
Morning Prayer at 10:00 a.m.
(In-person Service and online)
Services will be accessible via Facebook and/or Utube.
Festivals and Holy Day Celebrations
These are usually elaborate services marking the key points of the Church Year
Advent | Fourth Sunday before Christmas
Christmas | 25th December
Lent | 40 days before Easter
Easter | (Date varies according to the lunar calendar)
Pentecost | 50 days after Easter
Trinity Sunday | One week after Pentecost
All Saints and All Souls
(1st and 2nd of November)
In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Holy Baptism, which is performed through pouring of water or immersion in it, marks a formal entrance to the congregation and wider Church; the candidates for the sacrament make a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, and are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are marked as Christ’s own for ever, having “clothed [themselves] with Christ” (Galatians 3:27). Holy Baptism is full initiation into Christ's body, the Church.
The Book of Common Prayer says of the funeral liturgy:
“The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.”
The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.”
The Cathedral clergy will be glad to meet with you in advance of need to plan your funeral liturgy with your family.
Many couples request information about holding their wedding ceremony at St. Matthew's Cathedral. As the Cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, we would be delighted to host your services and celebrate them according to the rites of the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church celebrates same-sex marriage services where the state recognizes these as legal marriages.
We welcome all to inquire about getting married at St. Matthew's Cathedral!
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Individuals may request to make a personal confession to a priest in order to receive counsel and absolution of sin. The theology of Reconciliation of the Penitent in the Episcopal Church can best be summed up as: “all may, some should, none must” make their individual confession. Some people find reconciliation to be a valuable part of their spiritual formation. To arrange the sacrament of reconciliation please make contact with one of the cathedral’s listed priests.
These are ad hoc services, which celebrate God’s blessing on a wide variety of occasions in our lives from individual and family occasions to community-wide celebrations. They may be given during any service or in private, as the case requires.