The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Worship

Sunday Worship

Unless otherwise noted, each Sunday service of worship at the Cathedral includes the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, the principal act of worship on the Lord’s Day. The structure of Word and Sacrament features a sermon and an opportunity for the congregation to receive Christ.

7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist

A consistent community meets in Mikell Chapel, the oldest structure in the Cathedral, at 7:45 a.m. for a traditional liturgy without music. The service is quiet and meditative. We use the Rite I liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer.

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist

The attendance at the 8:45 a.m. service is the largest and most diverse of the parish. We rejoice and laugh with the children who are a large presence here: the sermons, prayers, and hymns are intentionally developed to have a wide and educational appeal. This service maintains the grandeur and grace of the Anglican tradition, while offering community and fellowship for young families. Children’s Chapel takes place during the 8:45 a.m. service as an option for parents and children who are not yet ready to experience the full liturgy together, though children are always welcome in “big” church. Children three years through third grade begin in church with their parents, follow the children’s acolytes and leaders out at the Sequence Hymn, then rejoin their parents at the Offertory. Should one be coming to the Episcopal Church from another tradition, this is our most accessible service.

9 a.m. Holy Eucharist

The 9 a.m. service celebrates our most traditional (Rite I) Eucharist with organ music and hymns in the beautiful intimacy of Mikell Chapel. The small community offers the feel of being in a typical Episcopal parish.

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist

The 11:15 a.m. Eucharist presents the splendor of the Christian faith in its most glorious Anglican fashion. Our music, prayers, and sermons draw upon the finest sources of our tradition.

11:15 a.m. La Santa Eucaristía

This is service is in Spanish, welcoming the Hispanic community to the Cathedral parish and providing for this strong Atlanta population a secure place of faith and tradition. The service gathers in Mikell Chapel and is led by Deacon Juan Sandoval and other clergy on staff.

4 p.m. Evensong (September–May)

Choral Evensong, sung Evening Prayer, is one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition. Most of the service is sung by the choir. During the coming season, we will be observing Feast Days and the clergy will offer a meditation to fit the occasion. At the conclusion of Evensong, a traditional “liturgy of the table” is offered for those in our Cathedral community who desire Holy Communion. Occasionally, a Choral Eucharist, a Diocesan Confirmation, or a special sung service of prayer takes the place of 4 p.m. Evensong.

 

 

Between Sundays

8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer Monday-Saturday, Mikell Chapel
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist Monday-Friday, St. Mary’s Chapel (Healing service on Friday)
6:30 p.m. Centering Prayer Wednesdays, Lanier House
4 p.m. Centering Prayer Thursday, Lanier House
8 p.m. Taizé Third Mondays, Mikell Chapel
3-8 p.m. Indoor Labyrinth Most Mondays, Child Hall (Call 404-365-1000 to confirm availability)
Outdoor Labyrinth Open daily, in front of the Lanier House