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St. Luke’s Choristers in Nashville

A group of Junior and Senior Choristers from St. Luke’s Atlanta recently represented the Diocese of Atlanta at the 23rd annual Cathedral Chorister Festival at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN between March 25-27. The festival hosted Matthew Owens, Director of Music at Belfast Cathedral in Northern Ireland, as guest conductor. Choristers were joined by other Episcopal parishes throughout the Diocese of Tennessee in leading music for Sunday morning Eucharist and an afternoon Choral Evensong. St. Luke’s Rector, The Reverend Winnie Varghese, was invited as Celebrant for the morning Eucharist. In addition to a weekend of new friendships made through beautiful music, St. Luke’s Choristers also enjoyed a visit to Urban Air in Nashville! St. Luke’s music program currently boasts 46 children in its ever-growing Chorister program and is led by Matthew Brown, Director of Music, and Colleen Kingston, Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth. St. Luke’s plans to host its own festival in November. For additional information, contact Matthew Brown, Director of Music, at

Bishop Candidates Announced in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey, our own Canon for Ministry Development and Congregational Vitality, is a finalist in the Bishop Coadjutor search for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida. God willing, “Walkabouts” with candidates will begin in Spring 2022 with the election taking place on April 2, 2022. We ask your prayers for Canon John, his family, and for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.

The Ordination of The Rev. Edgar Otero Ruiz
The Rev. Edgar Otero Ruiz celebrates his first mass as a priest immediately following his ordination.
On January 26, 2022, The Rev. Edgar Otero Ruiz was ordained into the Sacred Order of the Priesthood at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville. The service was well attended with clergy and lay people from across the diocese to support his new ministry. Edgar will continue his ministry as Priest in Charge at St. Anthony’s in Winder.