Stained Glass Window of the Resurrection

Dear Cathedral Community,

On Easter, as we take the time to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, we do so in uncertain times. These times have challenged us to our core, but have also given us a renewed faith in kindness, compassion, and care for thy neighbor.

On Thursday, during our Cathedral faculty and staff virtual social, we took the time to reflect on the poem linked here by Kitty O’Meara. For each of us, it had a different meaning, but in reflecting on it as a community, it brought us closer together. For me, the poem reminds us of both the new joys we can find on a daily basis and the hope we can envision for the future—the same hope given to us by Christ’s Resurrection.

For many of you, Easter traditions this year might be different than in past years. Perhaps you are more distant from family or are unable to celebrate with those who you hold most dear. But in times of great challenge, we must turn to the opportunities that present themselves. The opportunities are—as suggested by the poem—to self-reflect, deepen a relationship, rekindle a friendship, or simply to take stock of all we have to be grateful. For me, in just a few short months as part of the Cathedral community, I already count them as part of my greatest blessings.

I hope you and your families find great joy this Easter, and that your spirits are high and renewed during this special time of year.

Happy Easter!

Dan Carmody
Dan Carmody
Head of School

 

Image Above: A depiction of the Resurrection of Christ in stained glass from the Cathedral Convent now displayed in the lobby of the CHS Applied Learning Center.