The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Congregational Life

You are invited to Dinner… with Friends!

Since 1995, the Chicago Dinners Project has been bringing small, diverse groups of people together through “Dinner with Friends” to foster community discussions about critical social issues and to create civic engagement through our communities. These facilitated conversations provide an opportunity, for many a rare opportunity, to sit down at the table with others who do not look or live like us and to talk honestly about important and often awkward subjects like race. The project is inspired by the belief that such informal conversations among people from different backgrounds are a vital step in healing our nation’s racial divide and helping us grow in understanding and acceptance of one another.

Special Inauguration Day Prayer Service – Monday, January 14, 2019

The Cathedral of St. Philip is honored to have been asked to host the Inauguration Day Prayer Service for the Governor-Elect of Georgia, Brian Kemp, on Monday, January 14, 2019; and I am glad to have agreed to host prayer on that special day. However, with the need for very close security, only ticketed guests and cathedral entity staff members will have access to the building that morning. Interested citizens and parishioners can watch the service televised on the Georgia Public Broadcasting network. The wonderful Cathedral Preschool and Cathedral Book Store will both be closed.

The Gathering

The Cathedral of St. Philip is only as fabulous as the people who create our community and make it sacred.  Following Evensong on January 13, we want to give thanks for our LGBTQ community.  The day prior, we celebrate the feast of St. Aelred of Rievaulx, whose theological writings both shaped the church and lifted up the beauty of same-sex relationships.  So on January 13 we’ll host The Gathering to give thanks for our gay friends!  All are welcome.  Gay, straight, questioning—just come as the fullest expression of who God created you to be.

Divorce Recovery

No matter what stage of separation or divorce you may find yourself in or whether you have been divorced for years, it is never too late to consider having a categorically “good” divorce for children’s sake. Join Sarah Armstrong, author of The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce, Friday, January 11, at 10 a.m. in the Gould Room. Sarah will be offering tips and practical guidance on this sensitive family matter, and her book will be available for purchase. The event is complimentary. For questions, contact Natalie Jones Lacey,

Pledge Ingathering at All Services This Sunday

This Sunday, November 11, during our morning services, we will once again form a fantastic and fun offertory procession with our pledge cards! You should have received those pledge cards by mail in the last several weeks. Please pray about your pledge this year, and please pledge generously! Your commitment keeps this cathedral parish serving with grace, excellence, and hospitality. Bring your cards to church, and then walk to the altar following the usual procession of bread, wine, and Sunday gifts. Others will join you. I will provide instructions during the service for this “Episcopal Church altar call!”

Día de los Muertos Art Project

The whole Cathedral community is invited to participate in the making of a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art installation of remembrance. Beginning October 15, there will be a table in the Atrium with bright strips of fabric and markers. Please write the name of a loved one who has died—or several loved ones—on a strip of fabric. We will gather all the brightly colored remembrances and hang them up on the railing of the Atrium for all to see. It will be a celebration of color and light and life and love. If you’d like to learn more about Día de los Muertos, swing by the Cathedral Book Store, watch the movie Coco, or come to our 11:15 a.m. Spanish service on November 4.

"the Word in wood" Reception

Join us on Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to meet artist Bernard Gore. An Atlanta native and Vietnam War veteran, Mr. Gore is a self-taught artist. Several of his paintings from the series the Word in wood will be on display in the Cathedral Atrium through January. At the reception on October 24, Mr. Gore and members of the Cathedral Art Committee will speak about the works and the Cathedral’s art initiatives. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact David Rocchio at 404-365-1033 or

Capitol City Opera Comes to the Cathedral

St. Veronica’s and St. Ruth’s Guilds present the annual performance of the Capitol City Opera at the Cathedral! This year’s presentation is a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday anniversary, including many wonderful excerpts from On the Town, Our Town, The Mass, West Side Story, Candide, and some of his song literature. Please join us Tuesday, September 11 in Child Hall for dessert, coffee, and great entertainment. Coffee and desserts will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the musical presentation will start at 7 p.m. All parishioners and friends are invited to join us for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy good food, great fellowship, and fabulous music. There is no charge but please RSVP by calling the Cathedral at 404-365-1000 by Monday, September 10.