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COVID UPDATE: No Services in the Cathedral
Due to recent concerns around the spread of the COVID Omicron variant, we have suspended Noonday and Sunday Eucharist in the Cathedral until further notice.
Morning Prayer returned to Zoom on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Please contact the office for more information.
We will continue to pray for the safety and wellbeing of everyone and we encourage you to get vaccines and boosters as you're eligible.
The leaflet for the service on Sunday, January 23 is available here.
 

 

COVID UPDATE: No Services in the Cathedral
Due to recent concerns around the spread of the COVID Omicron variant, we have suspended Noonday and Sunday Eucharist in the Cathedral until further notice.
Morning Prayer returned to Zoom on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Please contact the office for more information.
We will continue to pray for the safety and wellbeing of everyone and we encourage you to get vaccines and boosters as you're eligible.
The leaflet for the service on Sunday, January 23 is available here.
 

 

Current Exhibit: Birds of Longing

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Laurie Wohl’s exquisite and profoundly spiritual exhibition Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory was mounted at the Cathedral as scheduled during the week of January 10. But concerns about the highly infectious omicron variant have closed the Cathedral to most public events over this period of several weeks, which we hope soon will end.

 

As a result, the opening reception originally scheduled for Friday, January 28 has been postponed to Friday, February 18 from 5:00-7:00 with the hope that more people will be able to view these stunning works in person.

 

However, in the meantime, the Cathedral has created a way to experience virtually these penetrating works of fabric art developed over the last two decades in response to the events of 9/11.

 

A new video on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/SKEeCRbKnRs provides a soundscape (originally created by the artist for use with an iPod while viewing the exhibit in person). Exploratory videos of each individual piece were then attached to this soundscape by the Cathedral’s Canon for Music and the Arts, Thomas Lloyd.

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The readings consist of the scripture and poetry chosen and elegantly painted into each tapestry by Laurie Wohl, now read aloud in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The artist believes that the spiritual messages of these texts are best experienced through a combination of the sounds of the original languages and the visual elements of calligraphy, color, design, and Wohl’s original technique she calls Unweaving.

 

Accompanying these readings is idiomatically haunting music adapted by Daniel Wohl from the album Provenance by the incomparable Israeli-born cellist Maya Beiser.

https://music.apple.com/us/album/beiser-maya-provenance/369028442 

 

Links are provided below the video in YouTube so that viewers can make a daily meditation practice starting with any of the seventeen individual tracks. Individuals and small groups can also visit the exhibition in person by calling the Cathedral offices at 215-386-0234 for an appointment.

The booklet for this exhibition is available here.

 

 

How is God Calling You in 2021-22?
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Cathedral YouTube Channel

Sunday services will be live streamed on our Cathedral YouTube channel.  Join us here!

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Please click on the logo to enjoy our Cathedral's YouTube Channel and subscribe today!  You will find

  • Holy Eucharist Services
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  • Compline
  • Godly Play
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Feel free to share our videos with your friends through social media or through emails or texts.

While you are there check out some samples of preaching from the Cathedral:

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Welcome to the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral!  Whatever brings you here, you are most welcome!  We are all on a journey, and we look forward to learning more about yours.  There is a place for you in this diverse, loving community.  Please help us learn more about you!
From Dean Judy

Sullivan PicThe Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is a place of unconditional hospitality and love  Together, we ask and explore the large questions about faith, life, and connection.  All are welcome here to worship, to serve, to be.

Read Dean Judy's Christmas 2021 Sermon here.

From Dean Judy's reflection from 6.21.2020: 

"God hears and God sees.  It is well past time now for all of us to do the same."  Read the entire reflection here.

 

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Morning Prayer @ 9 am

Please join Dean Judy via conference call, Tuesday through Friday, at 9 am. 
The service of Morning Prayer begins on page 75 in The Book of Common Prayer. If you don’t have a book at home, you can find it online at www.bcponline.org. Click on the Table of Contents and then on Daily Morning Prayer Rite II. You also have the option of simply listening. We will follow our prayer with a time of conversation to check in with one another. 
Here is the conference call information: 
Phone:  563-999-2090
At the prompt enter: 328763#

Compline @ 9 pm
Pray with us each Wednesday at 9 PM for the ancient prayers of Compline. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord's Prayer, and collects which ask for God's protection during the night to come. Join us on Zoom Wednesday at 9 PM. Contact the Cathedral Office for the Zoom link.
COVID UPDATE: No Services in the Cathedral
Due to recent concerns around the spread of the COVID Omicron variant, we have suspended Noonday and Sunday Eucharist in the Cathedral until further notice.
Morning Prayer returned to Zoom on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Please contact the office for more information.
We will continue to pray for the safety and wellbeing of everyone and we encourage you to get vaccines and boosters as you're eligible.
The leaflet for the service on Sunday, January 23 is available here.