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One of the first major projects of the search process was to create a Parish Profile that would inform Rector candidates who we are, how we have arrived at this point in time and what strengths we are looking for in our next Rector. The use of the four symbols in our Parish Logo creates a genuine uniqueness for our Profile. This is an updatable document that will become part of our long and storied history. The creation of this Profile drew on the multiple talents of the entire Search Committee. Spearheaded by the creative and editing talents of Helene Sedwick, we progressed through 17 editions of the Profile. Andrew Cole then did a fantastic job of incorporating meaningful photographs in the final formatting process. We hope you enjoy this document.
Who Are We?
The mission of Christ Church Glendale is to reach out warmly to all people, worship passionately, nurture our community and encourage spiritual growth in order to reconcile ourselves to God and each other in Christ.
For over 140 years, people have been worshipping in these historic buildings. Today, we are a diverse community, bound together in Christ, celebrating our unity through our corporate worship and service. We come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds within the Christian faith.
We draw our members from many communities throughout Greater Cincinnati.
We are a parish in the Diocese of Southern Ohio of the Episcopal Church.
8:00 a.m. - It is a quiet and reflective worship, with no music, lasting about 40 minutes. This service uses the Holy Eucharist Rite I from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. This liturgy retains much of the ancient and beautiful language from the First English Prayer Book, published in 1549. Held in our beautiful neo-Gothic church, it is a quiet and reflective service, with no music, lasting about 40 minutes.
The setting for the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist is the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, on the lower level of our building. This beautiful and flexible place is contemporary in architecture and filled with light. The less formal language and non-traditional liturgy (with elements from many Christian traditions) fit well here. The Schola Cantorum, our children’s choir, offers a weekly anthem and supports the singing of hymns and service music during the program year. There is continuing evolution of this liturgy, centered on the Eucharist, as the space was completed in Spring, 2014, and a new pipe organ is being built here in Autumn, 2015. This relaxed service follows the basic “rule of thumb” to stand for prayer and song, and sit to listen. Participation by all is the norm, even to baking the homemade bread for communion. Generally about 50 minutes in duration.
The 11:00 a.m. celebration of Holy Eucharist is held in the church, a beautiful and historic place built in 1868 and surrounded by stained glass portrayals of events in the life of Jesus. This traditional service includes hymns and music with our volunteer adult choir, processions, acolytes and sermon, using either the more traditional Rite I, or the updated Rite II from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. It is generally about one hour in duration.
Welcome to Christ Church Glendale. We are a church of deep roots and growing faith. An Episcopal Chuch born from the Church of England, we are steeped in its rich theological and liturgical tradition. It is from these roots that our faith and its expression continues to grow.
As you browse through this web site, you will discover the many ways that we worship, work and play together. In so doing, we fulfill our mission of serving God and each other both within our parish and in the larger community. Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, we will meet you. If you wish, we will provide you with opportunities to become involved in the life of our parish. Your greatest gift to us, and perhaps ours to you, is to join together in worship. It is a good place to begin. If you have any questions about our parish, our worship or our ministries please feel free to e-mail or call and we will be happy to answer them.
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The commissions of Christ Church Glendale act as an extension of the Vestry, focusing on one of a number of different areas, such as Worship, Outreach, and Stewardship. Some of the Commissions are composed of multiple sub-committees and focused teams, such as the Altar Guild.
150 Years Ago this Month –October 1865:
On October 9, 1865, the first underground pipeline to carry oil was laid in Pennsylvania. On the 11th, President Andrew Johnson paroled the Confederate Vice President, Alexander Stephens.
When we left our founding family in September, Mr. John D. Jones was negotiating to buy a house in Glendale because their home in Jones Station (Stockton) had been damaged by the explosion of a locomotive engine on the nearby tracks. On October 4, 1865, Mr. Jones “closed the purchase” and bought the former Winchel house for $25,000. The house stood on the north east corner of Wood Avenue and Congress. Suburbs of Cincinnati: Sketches Historical and Descriptive, published in 1870, describes the Jones home: a “substantial brick dwelling, with its front tower, through which it is approached, is almost hidden by the splendid evergreens that thickly stud the yard and rear their dark forms in rich luxurious overhead.”
The family moved into their new home on October 29. Despite this busy day, a Sunday, Mr. Jones took time to note in his diary that the current Christ Church minister “is not an interesting preacher. I can scarcely hear and understand him. He will wear out here.”
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October 25th organ dedication and inauguration
Please join the Christ Church Glendale community as we celebrate with great joy the dedication and inauguration of the new C.B. Fisk organ, opus 146, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Christ Church Glendale on October 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM. The service will include music by the Adult and Girls’ Choirs, as well as a recital by Organist-Director of Music Bryan Mock. Christ Church Glendale is located at 965 Forest Ave., Glendale, OH 45246. There is ample free parking. A free social gathering follows the inauguration.
The new organ in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Christ Church Glendale is the newest pipe organ to be built in the Cincinnati area. It is a mechanical-action organ, built in the way pipe organs were built for almost a thousand years. Being a huge time and resource expense, these types of instruments are rarely made anywhere in the world today. Nevertheless, they are known for their reliability and extreme longevity, with instruments having been built 300 years ago still providing service today in Europe.
The C.B. Fisk organ company of Gloucester, Massachusetts, is the builder of the organ, and celebrates this organ as its 100th instrument from their shop. The Fisk Organ company was begun over fifty years ago by Charles Brenton Fisk, a former physicist in the Manhattan Project. By turns curious, wise, funny, and demanding, Charlie revived traditional organ building, most notably a return to mechanical (or "tracker") key action. His rich and eclectic musical sensibility left an indelible mark on American organ building.