3 Books and a Bishop

November Author Series with Dinner & Compline


This November, you’re invited to join Canon Vicar Dana Corsello for a three-week clergy-author series moderated by Bishop Mariann Budde. The Cathedral Congregation is pleased to honor its Diocesan Bishop and clergy colleagues for their work and valuable insights. The three books are different in theme but relevant and terrific reads.

Details

A gathering for fellowship over water and wine and dinner precedes the author sessions each week. You are welcome to attend either the dinner or the author session or both. Dinner and author sessions are held in Bethlehem Chapel. A short service of compline in the Great Choir ends the evening. Dinner is a suggested donation of $13; the sessions are free.

Please register using the RSVP form.

Wednesday, November 6

6 pm: Gathering and Dinner
7 pm:  The Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde will discuss her book, Receiving Jesus
8:15 pm: Compline in the Great Choir

Wednesday, November 13

6 pm: Gathering and Dinner
7 pm:  Moderated by Bishop Mariann, The Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell, Rector, Calvary, DC discusses his book, Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness
8:15 pm: Compline in the Great Choir

Wednesday, November 20

6 pm: Gathering and Dinner
7 pm:  Moderated by Bishop Mariann, The Rev. Frank Wade, Retired Rector, St. Alban’s, DC, discusses his book, Biblical Fracking
8:15 pm: Compline in the Great Choir


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Please register to attend any dinners and/or author sessions (Wednesday, Nov. 6, 13, 20). You are welcome to join one or both events each week, plus evening compline.

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About the Authors

November 6: The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde serves as spiritual leader for 88 Episcopal congregations and ten Episcopal schools in the District of Columbia and four Maryland counties. The first woman elected to this position, she also serves as the chair and president of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which oversees the ministries of the Washington National Cathedral and Cathedral schools.

A passionate believer in the gospel of Jesus and the Episcopal Church’s particular witness, Bishop Budde is committed to the spiritual and numerical growth of congregations and developing new expressions of Christian community. She believes that Jesus calls all who follow him to strive for justice and peace, and to respect the dignity of every human being.

Bishop Budde was consecrated as the ninth bishop of Washington in November 2011. Prior to her election, she served for 18 years as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. She earned a B.A. in history at the University of Rochester, graduating magna cum laude. She earned both a Masters in Divinity (1989) and Doctor of Ministry (2008) from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her sermons have been published in several books and journals and she is the author of two books, Receiving Jesus: The Way of Love (2019) and Gathering Up the Fragments: Preaching as Spiritual Practice (2007).


November 13: The Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell

The Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell is the Pastor of Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, DC, and a writer. As the white pastor of an historical black congregation, the husband of a black woman, and the father of a bi-racial son, he has wrestled with the question of whiteness for the better part of fifteen years. His 2015 first-hand account of a racial motivated traffic stop was shared more than 30,000 times.


November 20: The Rev. Francis H. Wade

The Rev. Francis H. Wade is a graduate of The Citadel and Virginia Theological Seminary. He served congregations in his native West Virginia for seventeen years before twenty-two years at St. Alban’s Parish on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. He has taught at two seminaries and twice served as chaplain to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Previous books include The Art of Being Together and Transforming Scripture, as well as several sermon anthologies.

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