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Privilege takes different forms. Living into our Baptismal Covenant necessitates that we closely examine various forms of privilege that create systemic structures that impede fullness of life. During the penitential season of Lent at Christ Church Cathedral, we will closely examine the notion of “privilege” so that we can acknowledge the structural sin that allows it to perpetuate and repent of that sin.

This year’s Cathedral Lenten series will be a call to return to the Lord by using the theological lens of our Baptismal Covenant in order to raise consciousness about racial privilege.

For our Lenten series this year, we will use the United Church of Christ’s curriculum entitled, “White Privilege: Let’s Talk” as a basis for conversation that spans scripture and theology, as well as the academic disciplines of sociology and religious studies.


March 12 | Adult Forum: Introduction to the Curriculum with the Rev. John Paddock

March 15 | The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race, with facilitators The Very Rev. Gail E. Greenwell and Canon Manoj M. Zacharia

March 22 | Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/WhiteFacilitator: Dr. Prince Brown

March 29 | The Cash Value of Privilege Facilitators: The Rev. Stacy Salles and Canon Manoj M. Zacharia

April 5 | On Becoming an AllyFacilitator: Sara Williams, Ph.D. (C)

Format for Sessions 2 – 5

Evening Prayer 6:05 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Class 7:00 pm
Compline 8:05 pm

The whole series will be at Christ Church Cathedral except for the April 5 class, which will take place at Church of the Advent (2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45206).

We encourage you to register so that we may be able to provide dinner (during the Wednesday sessions) for this event. Please contact Crystal Jones at