The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Congregational Life

The Good Books and Preachers and Leaders

As part of the Cathedral Art Committee’s rotating exhibitions in the Atrium, we are honored to present two loaned exhibitions from the Donna and Jim Philips collection. The theme of their collection Preachers and Leaders captures a wide range of hope, love, and forgiveness through the lens of some of our most important photographs of the 20th century. Within the exhibition, images of Civil Rights marches, baptismal scenes, and Sunday morning rituals come alive. One begins to examine everyone’s role within their faith, not only as a participant but as a leader within their community. Iconic portraits of key figures, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Schweitzer and Billy Graham, stand side by side with devout believers, emphasizing everyone’s greater role.

Final Days of McLean Jenkins Exhibit

The Touches of Gothic exhibition has graced the walls of the Peachtree Overlook in the Atrium since March and is in its final days. Artist McLean Jenkins’ watercolors derive from and celebrate the Classical forms of his trade. Working in graphite, ink, and watercolor, McLean employs a confident, gestural approach that frees his hand to explore a subject’s essence. His compositions (including his latest works of the Cathedral of St. Philip) rely on a quick formal sketch and are then given over to the whims and splashes of watercolor. Please contact David Rocchio at 404-365-1033 or if you are interested in purchasing one of the remaining works of the exhibition for the Cathedral or personally.

Divorce Recovery Workshop

No matter what stage of separation or divorce you are experiencing 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, April 26, 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,

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.