A Pastoral Letter from the Dean

Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando

Please Note: The time of the Requiem Eucharist has been changed to 2 p.m.
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Canon Benjamin Thomas (Ben) Lane

November 27, 1957 – September 04, 2019


Since 1991, Canon Ben Lane taught us how to worship in “the beauty of His holiness.” Now, the Lord has taken him to Himself, so that our brother can enter that beauty more deeply—by sight and sound, and not just by faith. We gather as a congregation and as friends on Sunday afternoon September 22 at 2:00 p.m. for a Requiem Eucharist at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke as we give God thanks for Ben’s life and legacy, and as we commend him to the Lord’s tender care. Reception in the Great Hall, to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ben Lane’s name may be made to the Cathedral’s music program, or to the Cathedral’s Light Legacy Love capital campaign for the refurbishment of the organ and for the installation of trumpet pipes.

Into your hand, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Ben. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Dean Reggie Kidd

Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The Cathedral is located in the central district of downtown Orlando, on the Southwest corner of Magnolia Avenue and Jefferson Street.

PARKING: On Sunday mornings, parking is available at no charge in the surface lot at the corner of Washington and Magnolia. Downtown street meters are free all day on Sundays.

Additionally, we are designating all parking spaces in the Jefferson Street parking lot (the small lot behind the church building) as “Limited Mobility” or “Handicapped" for Sunday services. That includes the Dean’s space and the 2 clergy spaces. We are asking everyone able to do so to park in the Washington Street lot or in the Region’s Bank garage.

Parking is available for Sunday services in the Regions Bank garage located on the northeast corner of Orange Ave. and Washington Street: Enter the up-ramp on Washington and receive an Entrance ticket. Please do not park in any space marked "reserved" in the Regions Bank garage. At the Cathedral, pick up an Exit ticket from an usher. Then using those two tickets, exit the garage free of charge. The small parking lot behind the Cathedral on Jefferson street is reserved for handicapped and those with limited mobility. During the week (Monday through Friday) from 9 am until 5 pm, the Washington Street lot has ten designated spaces available at no charge for visitors to the Cathedral.