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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Want to throw a little party?

Want To Throw A Little Party?
With Spring upon us, we thought it was time to create some opportunities to gather and have some fun this summer at Christ Church Cranbrook – and we are looking for some hosts! This

How to become an Episcopalian?

By Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

While anyone from any denomination (or no denomination) is welcome and encouraged to become a member of Christ Church Cranbrook at any time – using this form here

The Tridu-what??

By Fr. Chris Harris

Experience the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus in a Single, 3-Day Service

Fans of the Star Wars or Lord of the Rings trilogies will tell you that while each installment is essential to the

Moving Day with the Mirzas

By Frances Hammond

Moving day with the Mirzas was an amazing operation that speaks to the planning, expertise, strength, commitment, and love of the CCC family who miraculously acquired, delivered, and installed the necessary furniture and household goods for a

Wrapped in God’s Love

Wrapped in God’s Love: The Making of Christ Church Cranbrook Baptism Quilts

When a child is baptized at Christ Church Cranbrook, they receive numerous gifts – a baptismal cloth the priest blotted their forehead with when they are

A Note on Sacred Music Concert

By Kisma Jordan, Program Manager of The Cranbrook Project

In the last years of Duke Ellington’s life, he wrote three tremendous works that combined jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues, and dance. He called them his “sacred concerts”

What is Adult Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation?

By Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation are sacramental rites offered by the church for anyone wanting to make an adult commitment (or re-commitment) to their faith. All three of these rites are offered once a

What Is Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday?

By The Rev.’s Manisha Dostert and Chris Harris

Part of the Christian life is practicing the rituals of our faith. “Shrove Tuesday” is the name given to the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning

The Cranbrook Project Hires Arts & Programming Manager!

The Cranbrook Project is a separate 501(c)3 that was established in 2016 by Christ Church Cranbrook and funded by a grant from the Erb Family Foundation to work on closing the distance between surrounding cities and suburbs as well

Update on Afghan Resettlement Efforts

In September and October, we partnered with Samaritas to build our resources as the Afghan refugees awaited security and health clearances on U.S. air bases across the world. To date, we have raised over $78,000 to support these people