The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Worship

Christmas Pageant Sign-up

It is time to sign up for the Christmas Pageant, held every year at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. All children registered in Sunday School, from the 4-year-olds through fifth grade, are welcome to participate. If your child is not registered for Sunday School, please contact Lisa McNamara, lmcnamara@cathedralATL.org, or register at cathedralATL.org/children. A pageant sign-up table will be in the Atrium on Sundays, November 11, November 18, December 2, and December 9. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 16 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman, sarachapman@westminster.net. The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be missed!

Choral Requiem Eucharist on All Saints’ Sunday

All are invited to attend our annual Choral Eucharist on All Saints’ Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m. This year we will observe this holy occasion with the ancient and image-rich texts of the Requiem as set to music by Gabriel Fauré. His is one of the most beloved and frequently sung works in the sacred repertoire, yet it is rarely experienced in the context for which it was written: a fully choral service of Communion in celebration of the life of someone who has passed into life eternal. The orchestra, underwritten by our Friends of Cathedral Music, will use Fauré’s original, most intimate orchestration for strings, harp, French horns, and timpani. This is music of transcendent beauty, which generations of Christians have found to offer a profound glimpse of the hope, peace, and surpassing joy of heaven.

Moore-Wilkerson Continuo Organ Dedication This Sunday

All are invited to witness the sacred dedication of the Cathedral of St. Philip’s new six-stop continuo organ during Evensong this Sunday, September 30 at 4 p.m. The sound of this beautiful instrument is considerably more delicate than our principal organs in the Cathedral Nave and Mikel Chapel, since the pipes are much smaller and are scaled specifically for the performance of early music. The new continuo organ will find frequent use not only for concerts of baroque music, but also in the accompaniment of the Tudor and Restoration anthem repertoire that the Cathedral Choirs regularly offer during worship.

February 4 is Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday celebrates the founding of the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. In 2018, the Cathedral’s Boy Scout Troop 74 is also celebrating its own 67th birthday. It is a tradition for the Scouts of Troop 74 to observe Scout Sunday on February 4 by worshiping with their families and serving as ushers at the 8:45 a.m. service. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scout leaders are invited to join this service in uniform, regardless of their troop or pack affiliation.

Choral Eucharist for All Faithful Departed

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 5, at 4 p.m., the Cathedral offers our annual Choral Eucharist for All Faithful Departed. During the Prayer of Consecration, the names of all Cathedral members and family and friends who have died during the past year are read aloud from the altar. The music for the service will center around Tomás Luis de Victoria’s great mass setting Missa O quam gloriosum, which is based on his motet of the same name. Come and help remember the faithful modern day saints who have passed on during the last year, while listening to some of the greatest music of the Renaissance. All are welcome.

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