A spy network involving the patriots and founders of our country? Who knew? Learn the inside story when St. Peter’s Book Club meets at 6:30 pm April 23 to discuss "Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring", by Alexander Rose.
Drawing on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War.
Within a mix of poetry, jokes, short story, and song are arranged a gallery of short plays about the many-faceted aspects of growing older. Authors are Tennessee Williams, Pamela Munson Steadman, Doris M. Vineberg, Kevin R. McLeod, Jacques Brel, and and Joe DiPietro, among others.
Since 1987, Florida Resurrection House, Inc. has been dedicated to providing an environment where families with minor children can rebuild their lives and work toward self-sufficiency.
This breakfast celebrates Resurrection House's 80% success rate over the years in ending the cycle of poverty & despair faced by homeless & working-poor families with minor children. Join us to hear exciting and inspiring stories, great music, and a delicious, hot breakfast!
RSVP to 727-823-4742 or at www.floridaresurrectionhouse.com
Here’s your springtime fun event: the Outrageous Hat Party on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 pm. You — both men and women — are invited to come wearing the most outrageous hat you can create. Decorate your hat before you arrive, the more tastefully outrageous, the better. There will be a post-Easter parade, with a special prize for the most outrageous hat, and other games and races, including the “one-high-heeled-shoe egg walk,” for both men and women (BYO shoe).
The competition will be cutthroat, and there will be additional prizes. We’ll have beer, wine, alternative beverages, appetizers, and finger food. Because alcohol is being served, this event is open only to those 21 and older, please. No child care will be provided. Tickets ($10 each, including two drink tickets) and can be purchased online here or in Harvard Hall on Sundays.
Based on the scriptural warrant, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?" all are invited for one hour of personal prayer and meditation following the Maundy Thursday service. Materials for personal meditation and prayer will be available in St. Mary's Chapel. You are also invited to keep vigil in your home.
The St. Petersburg Festival Chorus and Orchestra will perform Bob Chilcott’s “St. John Passion.” The hour-long “Passion” follows the format established by Bach. The story is narrated in recitative by a tenor evangelist, interspersed with interjections from the chorus (as the crowd) and from Pilate and Jesus. All this is interwoven with chorales and meditations sung by the choir. It includes five hymns for congregational singing.
The piece is a dramatic yet optimistic retelling of the Passion story: Jesus’s arrest and trial, Peter’s denial, Jesus’s crucifixion and death. It combines 13th- and 17th century English poems “that express deeply human responses to death, to life, and to man’s relationship with the world and with God,” the composer says, as well as texts from the King James Version.
Bob Chilcott, 64, is a British choral composer, conductor, and singer.
A freewill offering of $10 is suggested.
After duping school officials into awarding him a grant to write a biography of novelist Jules Gund, grad student Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) must travel to Uruguay to get authorization from the late author’s three executors. James Ivory (A Room with a View) directs this moving adaptation of author Peter Cameron’s novel of the same name. Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star.
Set in 1954, during the McCarthy era, the novel thrusts a rookie Congressman, Charlie Marder, into the Washington of the Kennedys and Nixons, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Roy Cohn, and Dwight Eisenhower. Throw in power, money, a murder, and the Red Scare. Come even if you haven’t read the book!
Jeff Klinkenberg has spent a lifetime exploring Florida’s back roads, meeting the colorful people and exploring the unique places that are fast disappearing. The former St. Petersburg Times columnist will speak on his latest book, Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life, combining columns written for various publications with personal stories about growing up in Miami.
Help end hunger locally and around the world! Join others from the Cathedral in the CROP Walk. 25% of the proceeds will go to The St Petersburg Free Clinic and Daystar. Penny and Bill Roen will be in Harvard Hall each Sunday after the 10:15 am service to sign up walkers and donors for the Cathedral Team. You can also email Penny directly at email@example.com