Christ Church Cathedral will offer a Blue Christmas Service: Honoring Grief and Reaching Toward Hope, on Saturday, December 15 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Chapel.

Christmas holidays don’t feel bright and cheery for everyone. Living in the midst of grief — the death of a loved one, picking up the pieces after a divorce or separation, coping with job loss, living with illness, or other circumstances that mute our experience of joy — these things can make holiday festivities painful for many people.

The Blue Christmas liturgy will be a candle-lit worship experience with space for silence and reflection, music and meditations that honor grief and hold out hope for healing and wholeness.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E 4th Street (corner of 4th and Sycamore) in downtown Cincinnati. Call 513.621.1817 or visit for more information.