MAY/JUNE DAYTIMERS/PRIMETIMERS TRIP
NEW ORLEANS CATHEDRAL TRIP
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Most of us have seen the outside of beautiful churches and cathedrals in New Orleans but probably not been inside for a complete look. The next trip will be to get an up close and personal look at three of the outstanding cathedrals in New Orleans. The first stop will be the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, a Greek Orthodox cathedral, at 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd. (holytrinitycathedral.org). It is the first Greek Orthodox church in North and South America. The second cathedral will be the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square in the French Quarter (http://stlouiscathedral.org/). This is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States. Most of us have probably seen this cathedral and maybe even walked into it. We have been promised a guided tour so that we see much more than a casual glance. And finally, Christ Church Cathedral, an Episcopalian cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Avenue (http://www.cccnola.org/). This is the first non-Roman Catholic church founded in the Louisiana Territory – 1803.
Of course, eating in New Orleans is always important. For this trip, we will have a buffet lunch at the famous Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. If you read the reviews, many say this restaurant has the best fried chicken in New Orleans. With a buffet, each traveler should be able to satisfy individual tastes. This is the home of Leah Chase, well known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, an author and TV personality.
Details: cost is $60 per person. We’ll board the bus at St. John’s UMC, 7:45-8:00 a.m. and should return around 5:30 p.m. All travelers except St. John’s Primetimers will register by calling Carol Calhoun, 769-3243. The deadline is Sunday, June 2. As usual, St. John’s Primetimers will register by contacting Tequila Green, 766-4594, with a deadline of Thursday, May 30. Payment is due upon registration. Because of the large cost of reserving the bus and other expenses, once you commit to go, there can be no refunds. Caution: the bus has filled for the last few trips so register early.