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Join Us for Services in the Cathedral

Please join us at 10 am on Sundays for service in the Cathedral.  

We provide live streaming on our Philadelphia Cathedral YouTube channel.  Click here to access.

The service leaflet for Sunday, May 21 is available here.



Join Us for Services in the Cathedral

Please join us at 10 am on Sundays for service in the Cathedral.  

We provide live streaming on our Philadelphia Cathedral YouTube channel.  Click here to access.

The service leaflet for Sunday, May 21 is available here.



Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Icons and Paintings for Mother Nature is our current Cathedral Arts exhibit by Philadelphia-trained artist Nury Vicens Rosenbusch.  Nury states, "There has been a thought thread running through my work for quite some time. It expresses the closeness I feel with Nature, as well as my growing awareness of the fragile balance that exists between the Natural world and Human Nature."

Icon - Trace
Nury Vicens' exhibit of never-before-shown works, connecting deeply to the spirituality of our mutual dependence on our endangered natural world.  To arrange a visit during the week, call 215-386-0234, or stop by any Sunday morning at 10 or Wednesdays and Fridays at noon when we celebrate the Eucharist.

Booklet for the exhibition is available here.

Artist's Statement is available here.

Artist's Biography is available here.

African American Spirituals Workshop

Singing the African American Spirituals with Integrity

Follow this link for a video of the event.

Held Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 2-5 pm at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (AECST)

Sponsored by the Anti-Racism Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

With featured clinicians:

Ruth Naomi Floyd, international jazz composer, performer, and clinician

Dr. Jay Fluellen, Organist/Choir Director, African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia

Carrie Lessene, Artistic Director, Intermezzo Choir Ministry, Philadelphia

Dr. Thomas Lloyd, Canon for Music and the Arts, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Closing worship was led by:

The Very Reverend Canon Martini Shaw, 17th Rector, African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

The Intermezzo Choir Ministry, Carrie Lessene, Conductor

Organ at Noonday

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in collaboration with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists cordially invites you to an organ recital series to be held at Noon every Tuesday during the month of June.

It is our privilege to present four outstanding organists who will offer a diverse repertoire of organ literature for your enjoyment on our restored and expanded Whitelegg-Möller organ, Op. 6425. Join us in the cool and quiet of our magnificent Cathedral.

The recitals are free and open to the public.

June 6 - Parker Kitterman

June 13 - Richard Spotts

June 20 - Andrew Senn

June 27 - Joshua Kraybill

Cathedral YouTube Channel

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


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

  • Holy Eucharist Services
  • Arts Events
  • Compline
  • Godly Play
  • Prelude/postlude videos

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:

How is God Calling You?
Please take this brief ministry survey to learn about the breadth of ministries available to you here at the Philadelphia Cathedral.  We are looking forward to your response and to adding you to the working groups already making our Cathedral ministries come alive.  The survey is available here.
Important Message From the Dean

May 3, 2023

The Feast of Elisabeth Cruciger

My dear Cathedral Community, 

This day marks the thirteenth anniversary of my election as the fourth Dean of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. My tenure has been a long one and I cherish the years that we have shared. We have been blessed in so many ways by the deepening of our ministries and by loving relationships with God and neighbor. We have travelled far from where we began, trusting in God’s call to us, as we have stepped forward in faith. Serving with you and among you on this journey has been the greatest privilege and joy of my life in ordained ministry.

As we know so well, there are seasons of life and an inevitability to change. As I begin my fourteenth year, I have prayerfully discerned that the time has come for me to begin a new season. I am grateful to Bishop Gutiérrez for his support in this discernment, and with his agreement, I have informed the Cathedral Chapter of my desire to retire from my duties as Dean. Our last Sunday together will be October 29th. The intervening six months will provide spacious time for us to take leave of one another in caring, supportive ways and for the Bishop and Chapter to plan for the Cathedral’s future clerical leadership.  

We will be talking more about this together in the months ahead, but I want you to know today that my heart is full of gratitude for all of you. Your faithfulness, courage, and loving kindness have been an inspiration and constant encouragement. Cathedral congregation members, generations of Chapter members and wardens, Cathedral Development Task Force members, and past and present Cathedral staff, you are beloved. My hope and my prayers will always be with you. I trust that, with God’s help, all of you will continue to love and to risk for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that our Cathedral will continue to flourish.

I am available to respond to any questions or concerns that you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 

Yours, always, and in the love of God,

The Very Reverend Judith A. Sullivan, Dean

Parking at the Cathedral

Please note: The LAZ lot at 39th & Market Streets in NOT available for parking for Cathedral worship.

There are many metered parking places near the Cathedral, especially on Chestnut, 38th, Ludlow, and Market Streets. Purchase parking time through the MeterUP App which may be downloaded to your mobile phone or through the curbside green kiosks. For more information on parking consult visitphilly website.

There are a number of nearby garages and lots, including these two:

LAZ parking, 3665 Market Street - entance on the north side of Market. The lot is open 24/7 with sliding rates and discounted evening and weekend ($9 per day) rates.  Call LAZ parking at 215-823-7870 for more information.

Walnut 38 Park, 38th & Walnut Streets – entrance on the east side of 38th. This garage is open 7 days a week – 6:30am – midnight. $10 for the first hour + $2 each additional hour with early bird and evening rates. Call Penn Parking at 215-898-8667 for more information.

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#

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!
Join Us for Services in the Cathedral

Please join us at 10 am on Sundays for service in the Cathedral.  

We provide live streaming on our Philadelphia Cathedral YouTube channel.  Click here to access.

The service leaflet for Sunday, May 21 is available here.