The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Wednesday Evenings in Lent

Join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning March 1, for a light supper and program offerings for all. We’ll start in Child Hall with dinner at 5:30 p.m., and break into smaller groups for programming from 6–7 p.m. Childcare will be available. Meals must be ordered in advance. Contact Lisa McNamara,, for more information.

Register for dinner

You can choose from one of the following programs:

    • Book Study with Canon Julia Mitchener
      Cathedral Book Store

      Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
      Ever wonder why so many people in our country become homeless each year? Why plenty of those who are unhoused have jobs and a regular income but still cannot find an affordable place to live?

      Join us for a five-week study of Stephanie Land’s acclaimed book Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Ms. Land’s story is compelling and highly narrative, chronicling her struggle to provide a stable life for herself and her young daughter after fleeing domestic abuse. It has recently been adapted into a Netflix docudrama.

      Maid will be available for purchase in the Cathedral Book Store. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to read the book. Each class will include an overview of selected chapters, video clips, and plenty of time for group discussion.

      While we will certainly talk about ways in which we, as Christians, might better help people who are unhoused in our own community, the main focus of the class will be to gain better understanding of the housing crisis and the societal dynamics that contribute to it. We will be listening to one woman’s story in an effort to move beyond stereotypes of poverty and homelessness. Please contact the Rev. Canon Julia Mitchener,, for more information.

       Buy the Book
  • Book Study with Canon Lauren Holder: Good Inside—Christ Inside
    Conference Room 239

    Good Inside: A Guide To Becoming the Parent You Want To Be
    Parishioner Sara Blackwood and Canon Lauren Holder are facilitating a weekly conversation using the book Good Inside: A Guide To Becoming the Parent You Want To Be by Dr. Becky Kennedy. While the book is geared towards parenting, it is truly a book about relationships, and this conversation is open to all. Alongside the book, we will explore the baptismal covenant, what it means to be created in the image of God, the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, and how we can support one another in our walk with Christ. Your presence will bless our conversation—no reading necessary!

  • “The Chosen” with the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
    Walthour Library (315)
    *Please note this class begins at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. option to arrive and join the discussion followed by video clip highlights.
    “The Chosen!” It’s arguably the greatest breakthrough in Christian film media so far this century. Join a core group of Cathedral-goers as we gather together on Wednesday evenings in Lent for a free film screening and follow-up discussion co-moderated by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith. Ask Rev. Thee,, to refer you to the growing email chat of Cathedral members who are ‘binge watching Jesus’—and are eager to share why!

  • Book Study with Adam Mathes
    Chapter Room (319)
    Confessions, by Saint Augustine (The Oxford World Classics edition, translated by Henry Chadwick)
    Regarded by some as the second most influential book in the western world (behind only the Bible), St Augustine’s Confessions profoundly shaped the Christian faith and the ways in which Western minds regard themselves, their primary relationships, and their pursuit of the good.

    This reading group will move quickly through Confessions and gather to discuss key elements to aid in understanding and to enrich the faith of participants.


  • FOR THE KIDS: Godly Play for Children Through Fifth Grade
    Children ages 4 – 5th grade will participate in a Godly Play Circle. Childcare is available for children 3 and younger.