Please wait while JT SlideShow is loading images...
Photo Title 1Photo Title 2Photo Title 3Photo Title 4Photo Title 5
JT SlideShow Module v1.5.1

All Saints Cathedral houses a Kindergarten, situated in the Church compound. We offer a Holistic education, providing for the development of the body mind and soul...


Mission & Vision

Cathedral Vision
A Cathedral of Spiritual nourishment and fellowship for ministry to the world.

Cathedral Mission Statement

To transform people’s lives into Christian maturity and fullness of life through obedience to the word of God.

Cathedral's Theme of the Year 2014:

"Launching into the deep"

(Luke 5:4b)




loader

Daily Bible Verse

Who's Online

We have 12 guests online
mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday2
mod_vvisit_counterThis week1653
mod_vvisit_counterLast week10913
mod_vvisit_counterAll days295388

We have: 2 guests online
Your IP: 54.205.144.231
 , 
Today: Aug 21, 2014
All Saints Cathedral - Home

A Welcome from the Provost


Very Rev Canon Sammy Wainaina ( Provost)

Welcome to the website of All Saints' Cathedral church Nairobi Kenya,we are the National Cathedral of All Saints' under the Anglican Church of Kenya.We have designed this site as a resource for those who would like to learn more about our church, our services and activities at the Cathedral.The Office of the Provost works to strengthen this church, by mobilizing every confessing believer to engage in some ministry within the broad range of ministries available in the church.Every believer will be brought to the point of appreciating that the living out of the Christian faith demands the exercise of one's gifting in the body of Christ. Our role as a church to be a Cathedral of Spiritual nourishment and fellowship for ministry to the world and support the society.Thank you for your interest in our church. Please contact us if we can assist you in learning more about the Church, the services or you want to join us and be our member or friend.


JOINT STATEMENT BY LEADERS OF MAINSTREAM

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN KENYA- 20th June 2014..... (click to view)


Provosts desk 17th August 2014 

The place of Music in Worship

Music has a powerful effect on human experience. Christians have recognized that music transcends our understanding and appeals to our intuitive nature. It is not surprising, then, that music played an important part in the worship of biblical communities, as a way of approaching the mystery of God and of expressing the joy of his presence. This weekend, the Cathedral in recognition of the place of music in worship, have hosted the one song 2014. This is an annual evangelistic outreach in form of music concert bringing together ten choirs from East Africa.

Israelite prophets were musicians. During the exodus Miriam the prophetess, taking her tambourine, led the women in song and dance, celebrating the Lord's triumph over the Egyptians (Exod. 15:20-21). Saul encountered a band of sanctuary prophets who prophesied accompanied by instruments (1 Sam. 10:5). Isaiah composed songs, including one celebrating the Lord's deliverance of those who trust in him (Isa. 26:1-6). The public regarded Ezekiel as "one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument" (33:32).

David, a musician as well as a warrior, established the place of music in the worship of the Lord. Even before the sacrifices had been moved to Jerusalem, he instructed the Levitical musicians to celebrate the ark's journey to Zion (1 Chron. 15:16-24), and appointed Asaph as chief musician in charge of continual thanksgiving and praise (1 Chron. 16:1-7). The description of this activity (1 Chron. 25:1-7) suggests that these musicians led in a spontaneous and overwhelming outpouring of worship, especially at high moments like the dedication of Solomon's temple (2 Chron 5:11-14). Many Psalms perhaps originated in this pre-temple Davidic worship centering around the ark of the covenant.

In the temple, music functioned as a "sacrifice of praise," an offering of song to accompany the offering of sacrifice. Under the Judean rulers, the performance of music became regulated and standardized. The titles of 55 Psalms refer to the music director, with instructions for performance on various instruments or using certain tunes. This psalmody remained a feature of Israelite and Jewish worship. After the exile, Ezra recruited more than 200 Levites for service in the sanctuary (Ezra 8:18-20).

After the Babylonian exile, most Jews lived in the Dispersion (areas outside of Palestine) and could not participate in temple worship. Therefore the synagogue arose for prayer and the study of the Scriptures. The Psalms continued to be sung, and other portions of the Scriptures as well as prayers were chanted according to a developing system of "modes." Such Jewish music influenced the worship of the early church.

Israelite worship music was both vocal and instrumental; the sanctuary orchestra contributed to the celebration of Israel's covenant with the Lord. Its instruments fall into the same general classes with which we are familiar — percussion, winds (pipes) and strings. Horns, trumpets, cymbals, harps and lyres were used when the ark was brought to Mount Zion, and their continued use is reflected in their mention in the Psalms. The sanctuary instruments were not solo instruments, but sounded simultaneously to call the assembly to worship (Psa. 98:6). Strings and pipes, if used, probably played the modalities (tune elements) in the psalm being sung, with perhaps distinctive patterns of ornamentation. Horns, trumpets and cymbals added to the festive joy by creating a larger sound. Tambourines, usually played by women, are mentioned in connection with dancing at Israelite festivals (Psa. 68:25), but were not used in the sanctuary where only men served as priests and musicians.

Although the New Testament does not supply enough detail to reconstruct the exact musical content of developing Christian worship, music has played a pivotal role in the biblical worship. It is thus important for every believer to appreciate the role of Music in fostering cohesion in worship and the resultant joy, peace and satisfaction in us when we express our inner thoughts desires and aspirations through music. “Come let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the rock of our Salvation” (Ps. 95:1).

 


Major past/coming events........


   

One Song Choral Festival, Kenya Chapter(15th August 2014) (Click here to read more)


>>>Click here to read more>>>

 
VALID CSS   |   VALID XHTML