Friday, December 2, 2011

St. Mark's Cathedral 'healing' and looking for new dean

From Seattle-

The "Holy Box" atop Capitol Hill -- St. Mark's Cathedral -- has devoted three long years to a "healing process" after the tumultuous departure of its last dean, and is at last ready to fill one of the principal pulpits in very secular Seattle.

"It has been a long time," said Roger Valdez, a member of the governing vestry of the Episcopal cathedral, which has been one of Episcopalians' best-attended churches in America.
In becoming head pastor of this Seattle institution, the new dean will need the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job.

Or as the parish profile puts it, he or she must bring "a vision for urban ministry," a "heart for pastoral case," plus "a sense of the worldwide church unfolding in this 21st century." And there's this description of worship:

"While we are specifically a Christian and Episcopal community, we pride ourselves on our interfaith events, which draw Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and Native Americans to celebrate a deep and broad understanding of God."

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