Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
464 NE 16th Street
Miami, FL 33132

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Kate Eaton

A mini-retreat for Lent 

Lent is a season of reflection and contemplation. Taking part in a retreat allows us to consider how we are living our lives and if they are a reflection of what is important to us. Time away from our phones, responsibilities and those things that can keep us distracted gives us the chance rediscover who we are.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a beautiful historic church where the peace and quiet of the interior space will help you breathe deeply and listen to the sound of your own heartbeat. Here you will find your way back home to what is of value to you. You will gain insight into new ways to deepen your life of faith and be inspired to room in your daily life for prayer and meditation.

Ann Rose and Rev. Mary Ellen Cassini will join us as we together explore new ways to enter into the season of Lent. You can register now by clicking the register link here or scroll down to learn more about the retreat and then register.

Several musicians will be joining us to provide a rich landscape of sound as we walk the Via Sacra or 'sacred way' where there are candles to light, stations to visit with images, questions and items to touch or to smell, engaging our senses and opening our hearts. Our worship will include hymns and prayer recast with a lyrical, new world sound. 

Ann Rose - retreat leader

Ann Rose will lead us in an exploration of icons, and the images and stories they give us to explore how we we fit into the lives of faith of those who've gone before us. Ann, after teaching English and Humanities at Miami Dade College for 35 years, taught another 11 years at St. John Vianney College Seminary after her retirement from fulltime teaching. She has a particular interest in Christian disciplines and practices through the ages, including icons and other visual arts that have aided and reinforced spiritual depth and exploration. She is a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Coral Gables.

Reverend Dr. Mary Ellen Dakin Cassini - retreat leader and worship leader

The Reverend Dr. Mary Ellen Dakin Cassini is a native Miamian who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Barry University. She has dedicated her life to educating youth for over 44 years  in the Humanities and Religion. She has a degree in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. Ordained as an Episcopal Priest, she practices her vocation as Chaplain at Palmer Trinity School in South Miami.  

Joe Zeytoonian - middle-eastern oud, dumbek and vocalist

While growing up in Boston's Armenian community, Joe Zeytoonian learned to play the oud, a Middle-Eastern guitar-like instrument. An oud master, he also specializes in doumbek, a chalice-shaped drum played with the hands. Joe regularly performs in South Florida and beyond, and has recorded with Latin pop stars Gloria Estefan and Shakira.  He was awarded the 2000 Florida Folk Heritage Award, the state's highest honor for traditional artists.

                                                                                                         Shawn Sutta - piano                                                                                         Shawn Sutta is a composer whose devotion to film is fueled by his desire to bring people together - both to create a work of art and to tell stories that move people. A passionate collaborator, Shawn enjoys creating with orchestras, choirs, bands and instrumentalists while working closely with filmmaking teams to make stories that connect with audiences.

Lucas Apostoleris - drummer and percussionist

Lucas Apostoleris is a composer and instrumentalist, releasing his debut album In June 2020 Chronicle, which consists of nine original compositions and features Tom Kelley and Carlos Mata-Alvarez on saxophones, Alex Brown on piano, and Dan Montgomery on bass. In addition to writing music for his own ensemble, Apostoleris has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He also regularly performs in the Miami area with a variety of ensembles. Apostoleris has been a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards three times, in 2008, 2009, and 2018, and he received an honorable mention in 2017.

Richard Brookens - flute and singing bowls

Richard is an arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist. During his musical career, he has enjoyed studying and working in many different styles and settings: Jazz, Rock, Classical, Musical Theater, Flamenco, Indian, Japanese and World Fusion. All of these have influenced his approach to composition and improvisation in his recordings and live performances with his World Fusion group Yellow Bell. He has performed with Bailles Ferrer, a South Florida based Flamenco dance company, gutarist Randy Bersen, Jazz Fusion and Duo DADA, an imporvisatory dance music performance art group. He graduated from Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition. He continues to explore world music, jazz and meditation through his recordings. Listen here: https://yellowbellmusic.bandcamp.com and https://richardbrookensjazz.bandcamp.com