The Wilderness

  • An Ancient-Future Liturgy

    This evening service allows attendees to look inward and explore different prayer exercises. A lay team designs season-specific prayer stations, complete with original music and visuals and liturgical texts both ancient and new, offering worshipers the space to engage the contemporary world with integrity and creativity.

Each Sunday evening at 5 pm, we worship in the context of thoughtfully designed seasons of intention, with a nave filled with incense, original music and visuals, and liturgical texts in language new and ancient. Lay volunteers work with Canon Broderick to create prayer stations that focus on a single phrase, image, or theme throughout the weeks of the season. The Eucharistic prayers change seasonally to correspond to the Church Year’s shifting ethos.

  • Revival at the Wilderness

    The Church’s inception on the Day of Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles was defined by two things: People’s Spirit-infused ability to hear and speak of God’s mighty works in their mother tongue. This year, Pentecost will kick off a month-long season of Revival at the Wilderness, when we will hear God in the stories of LGBTQI+ people in our community.

    Sunday, June 5: Bradley Jackson, a member of the cathedral vestry, will share his testimony.
    Sunday, June 12: Nadine Bridges, executive director of One Colorado, will share the transformative work her organization is doing across the state.
    Sunday, June 19: Dr. Deborah Wilcox will share her testimony as an LGBTQI+ person and lead a community-based discussion during the customary period of prayer.
    Sunday, June 26: There will be opportunities for attendees to reflect publicly about the ways they’ve experienced God in the stories shared and how they perceive God acting in their own lives.

    The services will be defined by both upbeat and meditative hymnody, multiple occasions for reflection and prayer, and an invitation to hear afresh about God’s tenderness and care towards God’s LGBTQI+ children.

  • Music at the Wilderness

    The Wilderness Musicians produce original work for worship each Sunday night. They work with other local musicians to bring intentional genres of music for various liturgical seasons and work with local artists, such as interpretive dancers to shed light on the readings for the day.

A voice cries out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’

Isaiah 40:3