We are together, even when apart

Church is being together.  We sing, we pray, we pass the peace.  We share the bread and the wine.  

In March of 2020, we learned that even when we’re not in the same place, we’re still together.  We’re thinking about each other.  We’re singing and praying.  We’re passing the Peace by calling our friends or sending them emails or mailing them letters or just remembering their names.  The bread and the wine are still part of us, even if we’re not at the table.

For more than a year, we posted to this site every day. Kids made videos, priests made videos, pets made videos … unpredictable. We proved that we are the church no matter where we are. All of our posts are archived at the link below but our most popular videos – our “Top 12” – can be found by clicking on their titles below the List of All Posts.

List of all posts since March 2020

Ruffled Feathers

The Wheels on the Bus

A Lego Children’s Chapel

The Echo Song

You Are My Sunshine

This Little Light of Mine

Dancing Day

Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep

All God’s Creatures

Go Tell It On The Mountain

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God

I’ve Got That Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart

For more information about programs for children and families at the Chapel of the Cross, contact Boykin Dunlap Bell at bbell@thechapelofthecross.org. To support the mission and ministry of the Chapel of the Cross, text “COTC” to 73256 or follow this link:https://www.thechapelofthecross.org/make-a-gift/

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) is another name for Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally, the rich fats in the larder – butter and oil – are enjoyed before a season of more simple foods. You can join us for pancakes (and butter and syrup!) at the Chapel of the Cross on March 1 by registering here. You can also rewatch our 2021 movie, If You Give a Priest a Pancake and learn more about the Lenten Season that begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2). The Chapel of the Cross website has a complete list of programs and services that will be offered as we prepare for Easter.

Merry Christmas!

This time last year, parishioners came together to create a virtual pageant. In 2021, we gathered in the UNC Forest Theatre to spread Joy to the World. We have found ways to be together when we’re apart, when we’re masked, when we’re worried, when we’re weary, when we’re hopeful and when we’re merry. Our prayers and songs meet at the cradle and the cross, again and again.