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.

  • Music at the Wilderness

    The Wilderness Band produces 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.

  • This Season in the Wilderness

    Revival:

    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. In this month-long season of “Revival,” you are warmly invited to do the same with four Sundays of listening to God in the stories of LGBTQI+ community partners and members of the cathedral. On Sunday, June 5, the congregation will hear a testimony by Bradley Jackson, a member of the cathedral vestry; on Sunday, June 12, Nadine Bridges, executive director of One Colorado, will share the transformative work her organization is doing across the state; on 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; and on 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.

    If you are interested in working with Canon Broderick and Sacristan Emily Smith to plan the next Wilderness season, please contact Emily.

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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