Every parish, parishioner connected to Cathedral
Thursday, 15 October 2009 08:25
A conversation with Bishop Michael O. Jackels
One of the challenges for all Christians is to understand who we are in relation to God and others.
There is no solitary Christian. As soon as you profess faith and are baptized, you belong to the Body of Christ, the Church, the community of believers, the family of God, which transcends space and time.
We belong to the Diocese of Wichita, which is shepherded by the Bishop, who invites everyone to participate in the liturgy of thanksgiving and praise in the Cathedral.
You might be a parishioner of Baxter Springs, or Bushton or Zenda or Fort Scott, but you also are a member of the Cathedral Parish in the sense that it is the mother church of the Diocese. And ideally that’s where we would worship if we could.
So there is a spiritual connection between each member of the diocesan family and the Cathedral church.