Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Who are we calling?

By Anthony Estes

On Saturday, June 9 at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, God willed and the People consented, and The Right Reverend Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. by Divine Providence, Tenth Bishop of Michigan, ordained Kristin Elaine Bowen to

The Guild Hall Cabinet Committee presents: Misericords — Humor and satire at CCC

By the Guild Hall Cabinet Committee

When describing churches like Christ Church Cranbrook, we use the terms “beautiful, majestic, awe- inspiring.” We don’t often use terms like humorous. But our church, like many of the Gothic

Learning the language of healing: On the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

By The Reverend Canon Dr.  William J. Danaher, Jr

Scott Hocking creates massive, moving structures in unexpected places that invite meditation. Among his recent work, one of my favorites, is called Babel, which was displayed in

Why I will attend the “Lamentation for the Forsaken” opening, Rector’s Forum, Pentecost Project and In-house Retreat on Spirit and Creation (and maybe you will, too)

By The Rev. Manisha Dostert

Last weekend, I was at church all weekend long. From Friday night to Sunday night, I participated in at least seven different events including a 5th grade lock-in, three worship services and two

Ambassadors for Christ

By The Reverend Canon Dr.  William J. Danaher, Jr.

One of my favorite portions of Scripture is from the writings of St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 5:16-18:

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a

Earth Day events provide opportunity to serve God, His creation and others

by Meredith Skowronski
Looking ahead to Earth Day weekend, we are grateful for the many opportunities the Lord has provided us to serve His creation and one another.
We are blessed to welcome our guest preacher, The Reverend Fletcher Harper, Executive

It’s never too early to think about dying

By Steven K. Huprich, PhD, LP

When I began working at the University of Detroit Mercy, the department chair asked if I would teach an undergraduate course on death and dying.  Strangely, I did not run out

Heart-to-Heart: April 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services has deemed April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects

Stations of the Cross exhibit

by Bill Johnson

Recently, a handful of fellow travelers from CCC and I navigated an intense 12-mile stretch of Manhattan in pursuit of the creative and thoughtfully curated city-wide exhibit Stations of the Cross. Conceived and curated

Holy Week and Easter: Celebrations of living and life

By The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr.

Holy Week and Easter are often associated with