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Calendar of Events

You are most welcome to attend or volunteer at any of these events.
Monday - April 15
10   Food Pantry
Noon   Holy Eucharist
Tuesday - April 16
11:30   Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows
Wednesday - April 17
10   "Our Closet" Clothing Ministry
Noon   Holy Eucharist
6 pm   UCHC Community Meal
Thursday - April 18
Noon   Holy Eucharist
7 pm   Maundy Thursday service
Friday - April 19
Noon   Good Friday service
2 pm   Way of the Cross
Saturday - April 20
7 pm   Easter Vigil
Sunday - April 21
10   Easter Sunday service

2019 Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday – April 14

10:00 am – Liturgy of the Palms, Procession & Holy Eucharist

Prelude:   
Chorale Prelude on Valet will ich dir geben      J. S. Bach
Choral Anthems:   
Pueri Hebraeorum - Tomas Luis de Victoria
Done Made My Vow to the Lord - arr. John Work, III


Monday in Holy Week – April 15
12 Noon – Holy Eucharist


Tuesday in Holy Week – April 16
11:30 am - Reaffirmation of 
Ordination Vows, Holy Eucharist & Blessing of Holy Oils 
Prelude:     
Two Settings on the Passion Chorale - Johannes Brahms
Postlude:   
Prelude on the Passion Chorale - J. S. Bach
The Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez – Presider & Preacher
The liturgy is a gathering of the diocesan family, during which all clergy together with the Bishop, perform the annual renewal of their vows of ordination. The oil of chrism for baptisms and ordinations, and oil for anointing of the sick are blessed by the Bishop and distributed to the clergy of the Diocese. 


Wednesday in Holy Week – April 17

12 Noon – Holy Eucharist


Thursday in Holy Week – April 18

12 Noon – Holy Eucharist
7:00pm – Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Prelude:   
Offrande au Saint Sacrament -  Olivier Messiaen
Choral Anthems:   
The Woman with the Alabaster Box - Arvo Pärt
Tantum Ergo - Déodat de Séverac


Friday in Holy Week – April 19

12 Noon – Liturgy of Good Friday with Choral Meditations

2:00 pm – Stations of the Cross

Choral Anthems:   
Drop, drop, slow tears - Orlando Gibbons  arr. by Thomas Lloyd
What Wondrous Love Is This - Robert Scholz
O Vos Omnes - Giovanni Croces
Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit - Frank Ferko
A City Called Heaven - Hall Johnson
Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd


Saturday in Holy Week – April 20

7:00 pm - Great Vigil of Easter Diocesan Rites of Christian Initiation & Holy Eucharist
The Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez – Presider & Preacher
Choral Anthem:  
He is Risen - Percy Whitlock
Postlude:    
Carillon-Sortie - Henri Mulet


Easter Sunday – April 21

10 am – Festival Eucharist
The Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez – Presider & Preacher
Prelude:   
Incantation pour un jour Saint - Jean Langlais
Choral Anthems:   
O For A Thousand Tongues - Richard Shepherd
The Lilly of the Valley - Wendell Whallum
Postlude:
Toccata (Symphonie V) - Charles-Marie Widor

Special Message from the Dean
Please read this special message from the Dean regarding Holy Week.
New to the Cathedral?
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.

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A Holy Lent
Please join us for a wide variety of programs to deepen your Lenten experience.  This link will take you to a full description of our programming for this season.
Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross
March 6 - April 19
Fourteen Visual Art Works Depicting Christ’s Passion by Gerard Di Falco*

Jerry Di Falco Stations of hte Cross

The Stations of the Cross is a meditational tool depicting fourteen scenes that unfolded in Christ’s life on the day of His crucifixion and death. These visual art works – used in prayer and spiritual reflection – are expressed using many types of media and genres, including wall relief (or three-dimensional wall sculpture), painting and etching; they are used in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches during the Lenten Season to remember Christ’s suffering on Good Friday.

The Stations are expressed in various artistic genres, including sculpture, wall-relief, painting, printmaking, weaving, and photo/digital process. 

*Gerard Di Falco is a member of the Cathedral Congregation.

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