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Sunday Holy Eucharist: Celebrating Women's Ordination

Jul. 28 at 11:15am Nave + Online

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Eleven women kneel at the altar of the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, during their ordination to the priesthood on July 29, 1974. Photo: Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society

Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Ordination

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first of ordination of women as priests in The Episcopal Church. Join us for celebrations in-person and online, including a deep dive into key events from the historic first to the present. learn more
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From worship to majestic architecture to soul-stirring music to thought-provoking public programs, these highlights showcase the best the Cathedral has to offer. Want to come tour the Cathedral in person? See all of our sightseeing and touring options by planning your visit below.
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Wind down your day with the Cathedral

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Starting July 10, join us on Wednesdays for special evening sightseeing hours featuring mindfulness activities like laughter yoga, tai chi, and labyrinth walks. learn more

The Now and Forever Windows

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Go in-depth with a feature on the Cathedral's new Now and Forever Windows on Google Arts and Culture. explore now