Dean's Welcome Message Text

The Very Rev. Judith A. Sullivan

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is a place of unconditional hospitality and we want to help you find a spiritual home among us. Many come through our doors seeking something more: A way to serve, or to be challenged in their developing faith, or to find solace and relief. Many come seeking caring community or a way that is different from the harsh materialism of the world. Whatever your reason, know that you, your questions, and your journey will be honored and respected. 

We find that the deep diversity among the members of our congregation is a strength and joy. The members of our community are of varying ages, socio-economic backgrounds, races, sexual orientation, and education levels. We come from many different religious traditions or none at all. Some of us live in the city and some live in the surrounding suburbs. Some of us come alone or with spouses or partners or young families. As different as we are, we share so much in our desire to love and serve God and one another. Our welcome is wide and sincere.  

When you visit for the first time, someone in the community will greet you warmly at the door and then provide as much support and guidance as you would like. You should expect to move throughout the liturgy. We often form a circle at the font and at the altar table for Holy Communion. We sing as we move throughout the Cathedral space.

Following worship, please join us for a time of fellowship and conversation. You are also invited to attend one of the many opportunities to gather in small groups to talk about ideas and experiences relating to God and the world. We frequently offer small group discussions for those who are interested in becoming members of the Cathedral. 

Last Published: June 3, 2014 2:46 PM

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