Knights of the Altar at St. James Cathedral
ABOVE: November 28th, 1980 photo of the altar servers in procession at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. In this March 26, 2011 oral history interview at St. James Cathedral parishioner Tom Wilkes traces the history of the development of the alt ... Read more
Community Life at Saint James Cathedral - Jean Wilkes
ABOVE: Photo of the Wilkes family from the St. James Centennial 1885-1985 directory celebrating 100 years of St. James Catholic Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Pictured are Tom and Jean Wilkes with son Kevin and daughter Kelly. Her first memory of Orlan ... Read more
Investiture of Female Altar Servers at St. James Cathedral
Article from Jubilee, the St. James Cathedral parish newsletter, February 1996, documenting the historic transition to include female altar servers at the cathedral.  On October 27th, 1995 the first female altar servers at Saint James Cathedral were inve ... Read more
Ben Porter, Grand Knight at Saint James Cathedral
Born in Central Florida, Ben's earliest memory of the area is the fresh oranges his mother picked from a neighborhood orange grove. To this day, Ben still enjoys fresh homegrown oranges, they have a tree in their yard, and looks forward to the coming citr ... Read more