The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Congregational Life

"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

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.

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.

Word To Your Mother

Canon Lauren Holder will facilitate a book study every other month intentionally geared toward busy, busy moms. We will cover a range of topics, including parenting, marriage, women’s spirituality, faith at home, and friendship. While this group is specifically designed for moms, it is open to all women. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, July 10 and our first book will be Brene Brown’s Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. Find your copy of Rising Strong in the Cathedral Book Store, or download it on Audible today!

General Convention 2018

General Convention begins its 2018 gathering next week, when lay and clergy representatives from every diocese of the Episcopal Church will meet in Austin, Texas. As the governing body of The Episcopal Church, the General Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies (lay and clergy) and the House of Bishops. Dean Sam Candler and Cathedral member Beth King are both part of the Diocese of Atlanta’s deputation. For more information from them and other deputies, go to For more on the General Convention at large, or to watch worship and legislative sessions live July 5-13, go to

Wednesday Nights on the Lawn

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us Wednesday evenings starting April 25 on the Lanier House Lawn for an old fashioned community picnic. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage or enjoy something from one of our vendors. Options will include market favorites: S&J's Woodfired Pizza, Good Food Kitchen (street tacos), and King of Pops. The Cathedral will also host our own food booth “Hot Diggity Dogs,” which will offer a variety of kid friendly meals. Hot dogs are $2 each and come with a glass of lemonade. Spring hours will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. See you on the lawn!

Newcomers Social Hour

Newcomers and new-ish-comers are invited to gather for a special social gathering on Sunday, May 6, at 5 p.m. in the Gould Room. This is always a newcomer favorite, with guests from different affinity groups to help plug folks in. I’m a newcomer too! And eager to get to know you better. Come enjoy some snacks and beverages procured by our doting Newcomer Committee. Come alone or bring a friend. Come comfortably or dressed to impress. Come to Evensong before (Canon Wallace Marsh’s last Evensong!) or just come to the Gould Room. But come see us and let us toast our collective newness.

Diocesan Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross, will be led by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta’s canon for Hispanic ministries. From October 22-31, pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, or 404-707-1217