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2019 AT THE CATHEDRAL August 1-31 Buckhead Christian Ministry Food Pantry Fund Drive 13 Youth Fellini’s Bible Study resumes 18 Homecoming Sunday; Baptisms; Ministry Fair; Youth Parent Party 24 Chorister Retreat 25 Newcomers Brunch; Godly Play Open House; Sundae Sunday Youth Event 26 Cathedral Preschool Classes resume 28 Wednesday Nights on the Lawn resumes September 3 Youth Fellini’s Bible Study resumes 4 LaAmistad resumes 8 Back-to-School Bash; Sunday School, recitals, and Evensong resume 10 Word to Your Mother resumes 13 Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge 13-15 Happening Youth Retreat 15 Youth Pool Party; Super Foyers; EYSeedlings resume 20 Cultural Competency Training 25 Cathedral Book Store Jane Baird Lecture with Alvin Townley 29 Newcomers Tour

October 6 The Feast of St. Francis: Blessing of the Animals 11-13 New Beginnings Youth Retreat 13 The Feast of St. Philip; Baptisms; Pints on the Point Newcomer Event 19 Youth Pilgrimage to Montgomery 26 Spirituality Conference with Lerita Coleman Brown 27 Children’s Costume Blessing

November 1 Homeless Requiem and Dinner 3 All Saints’ Sunday; Baptisms; Requiem Eucharist 10 Newcomers Tour 30 Farmers Market Holiday Artists’ Market; Atlanta Symphony Brass Concert December 1 Advent Lessons and Carols; Advent Wreathmaking 4 Family Dinner with St. Nicholas 7 Advent Quiet Day 8 Annual Parish Meeting 9 Atlanta Symphony Brass Concert 13-15 Jr. DYC Youth Retreat 14 Farmers Market Holiday Artists’ Market 15 Living Nativity 22 Christmas Lessons and Carols 24 Christmas Eve; Christmas Pageant 25 Christmas Day

2020 AT THE CATHEDRAL January 3-5 Chapter Retreat; Sr. DYC Youth Retreat 5 Newcomers Tour 6 Parish Epiphany Party 12 First Sunday after Epiphany; Baptisms 17-20 Youth Ski Trip 22-26 Cathedral Antiques Show 24-26 Youth Confirmation Retreat 31 Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Concert

February 1–28 Buckhead Christian Ministry Food Pantry Fund Drive 2 Scout Sunday; Youth SOUPer Bowl of Caring 23 Last Sunday after the Epiphany; Baptisms; Newcomers Brunch 25 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 26 Ash Wednesday 29 Lenten Quiet Day March 1 Farmers Market opens 13-15 Lenten Women’s Retreat 23 Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge

April 5 Palm Sunday; Meditation on the Passion of Christ 9 Maundy Thursday 10 Good Friday 12 Easter Sunday; Baptisms May 3 Youth Sunday 22–24 Parish Retreat to Kanuga 31 Pentecost; Baptisms; Confirmations

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Before we were designated the cathedral parish of Atlanta, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church was established in 1846 with five communicants. Our first building was across from the new State Capitol on what is now the corner of Washington Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. By 1875 we were the largest Episcopal parish in Georgia, and in 1893, we became the Cathedral of the Diocese of Georgia. (All of the state was one diocese at that time.) We were in our third building. By the 1930s the streets of Atlanta had been built up higher than the entrance to St. Philip’s, and much of the parish had moved away. In 1933, under the leadership of the courageous Dean Raimundo De Ovies, St. Philip’s Cathedral moved to its present location. The “little gray church” was built atop the hill at Andrews Drive and Peachtree, with its doors opening to the city. The present Mikell Chapel was finished in 1947. De Ovies Memorial Hall, planned to house offices for both the Cathedral and the Diocese, was completed in 1951. The parish hall was completed in 1955. The grand Cathedral proper (replacing the little gray church) was dedicated and first used in 1962, and it was consecrated in 1980 when debt was retired. Now more than 170 years old, the Cathedral of St. Philip seeks to continue its history of service to the city and Diocese of Atlanta. We hope that our beacon on the hill can deliver the light of Jesus Christ to the world. We seek to be a Christian community of faith, willing and able to let the light of Jesus shine not just in ourselves but in the world around us!

Every year God gives us a new way to present the vision and mission of the Cathedral of St. Philip. We have described our mission as: “to know Christ and to make Christ known.” We have used the mission statement in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer: “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (page 855). In recent years we have used the phrase “to serve.” We serve one another with love and honor. We serve the city, the diocese, and the world. What do we serve? We serve, that is, we offer the grace, excellence, and hospitality of Jesus Christ our Lord. We have understood our mission as “a light on the hill.” We are a beacon set on the hill at Peachtree and Andrews, shining the light of Jesus Christ. How do we now describe our mission? It has to be a continuation of God’s light. We believe that God is still saying to the community of the Cathedral of St. Philip, “Let your light shine!” We have only just begun. “Let your light shine” also refers to God’s light in our hearts. God has given every Cathedral believer a measure of light and grace. It is our mission to “let that light shine.” Shine some grace on your friend or neighbor! Jesus said not only that “I am the light of the world” ( John 8:12), but he also said, “You are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Dean of the Cathedral


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8:45 a.m. Monday-Saturday Mikell Chapel

8 p.m. Third Mondays Mikell Chapel



12:15 p.m. Monday-Friday St. Mary’s Chapel

3–7 p.m. most Sundays, September–May Child Hall Call 404-365-1000 to confirm availability.




5:45 p.m. Second Thursdays Mikell Chapel

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OUTDOOR LABYRINTH Open daily, in front of the Lanier House


SUNDAY WORSHIP Worshipping together is an essential part of our life together here at the Cathedral. Each Sunday service includes the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, the principal act of worship on the Lord’s Day. During the Holy Eucharist service, we gather, hear and respond to the Word, share in Communion, and go forth into the world, to love and serve the Lord. Come worship with us!

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 Our 8:45 a.m. service tends to be our largest service. We rejoice and laugh with the children who are a large presence here, and we offer a special Children’s Chapel for children ages 4 through 5th grade. This service maintains the grandeur and grace of the Anglican tradition, while offering community and fellowship for young families. 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 Spanish-language service gathers in Mikell Chapel and is led by Deacon Juan Sandoval and other Cathedral clergy.

4 P.M. EVENSONG September–May

The service of Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer) dates from the sixteenth century, yet has its roots in the far more ancient Daily Offices of Vespers and Compline. One of the jewels of our Anglican/ Episcopal worship tradition, Evensong has given birth to one of the largest and richest bodies of sacred music outside of the Mass itself. It is, at its heart, a contemplative worship service, and much of the service is sung by the choir alone, employing sounds that span the known history of Christian music. At the formal close of Evensong, an intimate “liturgy of the table” is celebrated for those who wish to receive Communion. Occasionally a classically sung Choral Eucharist, or a diocesan confirmation, or a service of Lessons and Carols takes the place of Evensong.

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The Cathedral is a beautiful and holy place to celebrate your marriage! Marriages are normally celebrated on Saturdays, at a time agreed upon by the couple, officiant, and worship coordinator. To be married at the Cathedral, at least one of the persons in the couple must have been on the membership rolls for at least a year. The officiating clergy should first be contacted for consent. Three counseling sessions with the officiating priest are required, as is a one-day premarital workshop, which is conducted in conjunction with a counselor from the Cathedral Counseling Center. For more information, please contact Hillary Jones at hjones@ or 404-365-1038.

Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. The Book of Common Prayer, p.858 All persons wishing to be baptized, or wishing to have their child baptized, should contact Lisa McNamara, or 404-365-1082. For infants and young children to be baptized, parents must attend a baptismal workshop; godparents (sponsors) are also asked to attend. Adults wishing to be baptized must meet with a member of the Cathedral clergy. An online baptism reservation request form is located at Baptisms take place on these seven Sundays:


Homecoming Sunday: August 18, 2019

The Feast of St. Philip: October 13, 2019 All Saints’ Sunday: November 3, 2019 First Sunday after Epiphany: January 12, 2020 Last Sunday of Epiphany: February 23, 2020 Easter Sunday: April 12, 2020 Pentecost: May 31, 2020


At the Cathedral of St. Philip, we know that death can be a complicated and difficult time for families. The Cathedral clergy, staff, and volunteers are here to support you through this transition, and to help your family celebrate the life of your loved one. Funerals are scheduled through our funeral coordinator, Trammell Williams, with one of the priests assisting with the arrangements. Funerals may be in the Cathedral or Mikell Chapel, and are usually scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Members may choose to have their ashes interred in the Cathedral Memorial Garden. For more information, please contact Trammell Williams at 404-365-1067 or twilliams@


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CHRISTMAS 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Sunday, December 22 7:45, 8:45, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30-11 a.m. Living Nativity 11:15 a.m. La Santa Eucaristía 4 p.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols

CHRISTMAS EVE Tuesday, December 24

CHRISTMAS DAY Wednesday, December 25

4 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant with Holy Eucharist

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols

8 p.m. Choral Prelude and Carols 8:30 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist 11 p.m. Choral Prelude and Carols 11:30 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist

HOLY WEEK 2020 PALM SUNDAY Sunday, April 5

MAUNDY THURSDAY Thursday, April 9

11:15 a.m. La Santa Eucaristía

GOOD FRIDAY Friday, April 10

7:30, 8:45, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist 4 p.m. A Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols

EASTER DAY Sunday, April 12

7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy

6 a.m. The Great Easter Vigil: Lighting of the New Fire, Vigil Readings, Holy Baptism, and First Eucharist of Easter

Noon Good Friday Liturgy

2 p.m. Stations of the Cross

8:45 a.m. Holy Baptism and Festival Holy Eucharist

7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

HOLY SATURDAY Saturday, April 11

9 a.m. Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist 11:15 a.m. Holy Baptism and Festival Holy Eucharist

12:15 p.m. Liturgy for Holy Saturday

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WORSHIP SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES Worship at the Cathedral depends on the efforts of hundreds of parishioners whose support and dedication allows services to run smoothly. All of our liturgical volunteers are leaders who facilitate the congregation’s prayer. We encourage you to consider being involved in any of the following areas.



For information about the Cathedral Choirs, see page 12.

Youth acolytes, sixth grade and above, assist at the worship services at the Cathedral. Training is offered at the beginning of each school year and throughout the year as needed.

ACOLYTES (ADULTS) Adult acolytes assist in the 4 p.m. worship services as well as other special services at the Cathedral. Training is offered as needed throughout the year. Stewart McDonough and Ernie Darby lead this ministry.

ALTAR GUILD The Altar Guild sets the credence table for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sundays and during the week, and then cleans up after the service. Members usually serve at one or two services per month. Altar Guild chairs are Mary Caroline Cravens, Mary Mercer, and Fay Swennes.



EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Also called chalice bearers, these confirmed members administer the chalice during services.

EUCHARISTIC VISITORS These confirmed members take the Holy Communion from the Sunday services to those who are homebound. Training is offered occasionally throughout the year. For information, please contact Janie Harris, 404-3651034.

FINANCE COUNT TEAMS These teams are responsible for counting the offering on Sunday morning. Each team of four or five members serves every other month during the Sunday morning services. Team members often discover a great opportunity for fellowship in this “behind the scenes” ministry.


Baptism Guild members serve on the day of baptisms by greeting families, preparing baptismal records, and assisting the clergy. Dottie Fluker chairs this guild.

These members polish all the brass used in worship services, including railings, candlesticks, and alms basins. Volunteers are divided into teams, serving two or three times a year.


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The Flower Guild arranges the flowers for Sunday services, festivals, weddings, funerals, and receptions. Arrangers are part of a team that arranges flowers every three months. The entire guild helps with the Christmas and Easter festivals. Laura Iarocci and Grace Foster chair this guild. Altar flowers in the Cathedral and Mikell Chapel may be given in memory or in thanksgiving of loved ones. The minimum suggested donation is $100 per name. For information on donating, contact Janie Harris, 404-365-1034.

Approximately 350 men and women serve on usher teams, greeting and welcoming members and visitors, distributing worship leaflets, assisting in the seating of our worshippers, and being attentive to those who need assistance. During Holy Communion they assist people moving to and from the altar rail. Usher teams serve two consecutive Sundays approximately every two months. Ushers are also needed at special services.

FUNERAL GUILD This group of parish members assists at funerals through hospitality and the altar guild, in addition to ushering and greeting guests. To learn more, contact Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067.

INTERCESSORS AND LECTORS These confirmed members read the scriptural lessons or lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People during the Sunday morning Eucharist. Training is offered occasionally throughout the year.

WEDDING GUILD These members assist the clergy and families during the wedding rehearsal and ceremony. Members meet regularly and serve several times per year. Joan Gilbert and Sherri Musgrove chair this guild.

WEEKDAY LAY READERS These confirmed members lead Morning Prayer Monday through Saturday at 8:45 a.m. in Mikell Chapel. Training is offered on an as-needed basis. For more information or to sign up for any of these liturgical ministries, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa, or 404-365-1043, or Hillary Jones, or 404-365-1038.

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MUSIC Some 40 adult volunteer singers, 12 staff singers, 25 choristers (children and youth), and three volunteer organists, along with our Organist and Artist-inResidence, Organist and Associate Choirmaster, and Canon for Music provide music for approximately 225 Cathedral services and 75 weddings and funerals each year. Opportunities to become involved in the Cathedral’s music ministry are as follows:

CATHEDRAL CHOIR The Cathedral Choir is an auditioned group of approximately 40 volunteers and 12 professional singers which sings for the 11:15 a.m. service each Sunday, for the 8:45 a.m. service once a month, and for various special liturgies throughout the liturgical year. The Cathedral Choir typically presents a major sacred choral work with orchestra each season, and has undertaken pilgrimages to England to serve as choirin-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the cathedrals in Canterbury, Coventry, Durham, Salisbury, and St. Patrick’s in Dublin, Ireland. They will return to England in 2021 to sing for a week each at Winchester Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral. To audition, contact the music office at or 404-365-1050.




The Cathedral Schola is a highly skilled chamber choir of auditioned singers selected from the Cathedral Choir. The Schola sings Evensong, Choral Eucharists, and services of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. on most Sundays September through May, and collaborates regularly with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, who are entering their fourth season as artists-in-residence. Together with the Cathedral Choir, they have recorded three compact discs for Gothic Records for international release. To audition, contact the Music Office at or 404-365-1050.

CATHEDRAL CHORISTERS The Cathedral Chorister program is a broadly conceived educational opportunity for children that integrates musical training and Christian formation while nurturing development of the whole person. The Chorister program is open to boys in third grade to voice change, and to girls in third grade through high school. Novices and junior choristers sing for the 8:45 a.m. service once or twice a month and St. Cecilia choristers sing twice a month, typically with members of the Cathedral Singers (staff singers). All choristers sing for special services on All Saints’ Sunday, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Day, and join with the Cathedral Schola to sing Choral Evensong once a season. Rehearsals are on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings, from the end of August to early May. For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Scott at 404-365-1052 or pscott@

ALLEGRO: MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN The music and children’s ministries departments jointly sponsor Allegro: Music for Young Children and the Allegro Choir for kindergarten, first, and second grades for our pre-chorister-age youngsters. Using play, movement, singing, and musical instruments, children develop musical skills and an appreciation for music. The program is divided into groups by age, from birth through second grade. To register your child, contact Timothy Gunter in the music office at music@ or 404-365-1050.

Parochial Entity FRIENDS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC Facilitates the presentation of major sacred masterworks and other sacred musical encounters that exceed the normal bounds of the Cathedral’s music budget and rich liturgical life. Susan Carlisle, president

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Friends of Cathedral Music exists to enrich the life of the Cathedral and the broader community by helping to facilitate the presentation of major sacred masterworks and other sacred musical encounters that exceed the normal bounds of the Cathedral’s music budget and rich liturgical life – whether performed by our own Cathedral Choirs or by other nationally and internationally renowned choirs and musicians. It does this by providing financial support and hospitality for these programs, and ensuring the availability of necessary professional and volunteer personnel. To join as a supporting member, donations may be made online or sent to the music office, designated for the Friends of Cathedral Music. Friends is guided by a dedicated volunteer board of directors.

Trained and experienced players of a keyboard or any other instrument are welcome to make known their interest in volunteering by contacting the music office at 404-365-1050 or Another opportunity to contribute is by offering your musical talents as a leader for Children’s Chapel. There is a service for 4-year-olds through Kindergarten in the Children’s Chapel, and a service for first through fifth graders in St. Mary’s Chapel during the 8:45 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. If you wish to lead singing or play an instrument for Children’s Chapel, contact Sara Chapman at 404-966-6602 or sarachapman@

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SPIRITUALITY The Cathedral strives to be “a house of prayer for all people.” We pray through worship, Bible studies, classes, and our life and ministry together. In addition, we offer several opportunities to explore and enrich your faith through contemplative practices, retreats, conferences, and creative experiences. We also invite you to visit the Lanier House, a former home nestled in the Cathedral campus, which is an oasis of quiet beauty in this busy city. Come rest on the porch, pray in the chapel, gather for study or fellowship in one of the house’s rooms, or walk through the gardens outside.


What does it mean to be a freed human spirit? Join us for a day journeying through the life and writings of Howard Thurman and dipping into his contemplative practices. We will explore how this mystic and theologian emerged from Baptist beginnings to become a model and teacher of sacred activism. Thurman is known for his classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., carried with him whenever he marched. Dr. Brown, Ayşe I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College, is a spiritual director/companion, writer, retreat leader, and speaker.

QUIET DAYS AND RETREATS QUIET DAYS Our Quiet Days during Advent (December 7, 2019) and Lent (February 29, 2020) invite us to take a break from the business and “busy-ness” of our everyday lives and listen in an intentional way to God’s invitation in our spiritual journey.


CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER AND PRACTICE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of creative and prayer-filled knitters who minister directly to fellow parish members, friends, and neighbors. The shawls are distributed personally by knitters and are avaliable by request. For further information regarding participation or to request a shawl, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa.

TAIZÉ Taizé is an ecumenical monastic community in southern France that developed a beautiful style of prayer and attracts more than 2,000 visitors a week. During this service, simple chants are sung repetitiously; these chants become prayers of the heart. Scripture is heard, and there is an extended period of silent prayer. The service is offered the third Monday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. in Mikell Chapel.

LABYRINTH The labyrinth is an ancient path of prayer dating back to the medieval period of history. The third Monday of every month, we offer a facilitated labyrinth walk at 7 p.m., with an orientation at 6:30 p.m. for those new walkers. We also offer special, seasonal walks throughout the year. Brochures about the labyrinths are also available in the Atrium. • Indoor labyrinth: Our canvas indoor labyrinth is available in Child Hall most Sundays, from 3–7 p.m., from September – May. It also may be used at alternate times by prior arrangement. Call 404-365-1000 to confirm availability. • Outdoor labyrinth: The outdoor labyrinth in front of the Lanier House is open daily.

Also in Lent, women of the Cathedral will be retreating to St. Mary’s Sewanee, from March 13–15, 2020, for a weekend of fellowship, prayer, spiritual renewal, and rest. This year’s retreat will be led by Canon Lauren Holder.

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION As Christians, we spend our entire lives, from baptism to death, becoming disciples of Christ and growing in faith. As Episcopalians, this process of formation is shaped, in particular, by our liturgy and life together. Therefore, so are our education programs. The Cathedral offers programs for all ages and kinds of learners. These programs are intended to equip us for ministry and to foster spiritual growth through meaningful participation in and reflection on our common prayer, community, sacred stories, and mission.


Old Fashioned Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:10 a.m. to discuss topics of general interest to the Cathedral community. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee! This year the topics for discussion will include the stories of the book of Genesis; and several classes led by Canon Cathy Zappa, Canon Lauren Holder, and special invited guests on a variety of other topics. For more information, contact Canon George Maxwell at


By virtue of our baptism, all of us are called to ministry, whether ordained or not. Our adult education offerings help us live into that call, through teaching about our Scriptures, traditions, and practices; cultivating skills for ministry; engaging together in theological reflection and crucial conversations; and building communities of spiritual support. Sunday classes start at 10:10 a.m. Keep an eye on our Sunday bulletins and Cathedral Times for the latest offerings!


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Join Canon Lauren Holder and Canon Cathy Zappa as we explore what it means to live out our faith through conversation with scripture and tradition, contemporary books, and, most important, one another. All are welcome! We will kick off this fall with a study of the Enneagram, a spiritual personality typing system and helpful resource for spiritual growth.


Jim Bingham and Gordon Mathis lead an ongoing small group Bible study focusing on a particular book of the Bible for several months at a time. This fall we start reading the Gospel of Matthew. In this class each person gets to read a short selection of the text.


Canon Carolynne Williams leads this fall series based upon G. Porter Taylor’s book, To Dream as God Dreams: Sermons of Community, Conversion, and Hope.


This 4-week adult education class led by the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins will examine what some are calling an “epidemic of loneliness and isolation” in our culture, precisely at a time when we are more “connected” than ever through social media and technology. On November 3–24, we will explore the socio-cultural dimensions of this topic, as well as theological, community and congregational responses for cultivating resilience and flourishing. This class will include reading, discussion, plenary and media presentations.

Open to anyone interested in becoming confirmed, learning more about The Episcopal Church, or simply getting to know other newcomers/ inquirers, adult confirmation classes are offered at least twice per academic year. Our fall session will meet on Wednesday evenings, beginning October 16, 2019; and our spring session will meet on Sunday mornings, beginning on March 8, 2020.


The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith leads this series of colistening classes November 17 – December 15 that aim to enhance our ability to be fully ourselves—our true, worthy, and estimable selves. We become most truly ourselves as through beloved community with other selves, just as God in Trinity is three-Persons in unity. Yet there are also best practices that can aid us in listening for “the sound of the genuine in both others and ourselves” (coined by the celebrated preacher-mystic, Howard Thurman). Topics can include everyday experiences and range through tough political issues as well as lifestyle choices and faith matters. For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith, 404-365-1093 or tsmith@


Continuing Biblical Greek classes are offered on Sundays from 1:15–2:45 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn the basics of translation using grammar aids, lexicons, and commentaries. This class is facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith and Cody Carpenter.

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This group meets every Tuesday morning to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Sam Candler, the Dean of the Cathedral, usually leads the group; all men are invited, whether Cathedral members or not.

WOMEN’S EARLY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Tuesdays, 7–8 a.m. Walthour Library

All women are welcome to this group led by Canon Lauren Holder; drop in when you can.

THE DEAN’S WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays, 10:45–11:45 a.m. Room 319

This group meets Wednesday mornings to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Dean Candler usually leads the group and coffee is available. All women are invited, whether Cathedral members or not.

EAT YOUR WORD BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m. Room 239

All are welcome to this weekly Bible study, led by Canon Cathy Zappa. Please bring your lunch and be ready for a lively conversation!

EFM: EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY Tuesdays, 7–9:30 p.m. Lanier House

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program of the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Participants commit only one academic year at a time, to participate in weekly, facilitated seminars that combine lesson discussion, theological reflection, worship, and community formation. Over the course of the four years, students study the Bible, church history, and theology, while reflecting on ministry and developing a wonderful spiritual community.



WORD TO YOUR MOTHER Second Tuesday of every odd month


Canon Lauren Holder facilitates a book study at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every odd month in Walthour Library, intentionally geared toward busy, busy moms. This group covers a range of topics, including parenting, marriage, women’s spirituality, faith at home, and friendship. While this group is specifically designed for moms, it is open to all women.

SONS OF THUNDER First Thursday of every month

Sons of Thunder meets on the first Thursday of every month (unless otherwise indicated) for breakfast, discussion, and fellowship. All men are welcome! Each session stands on its own, so come when your schedule permits. For more information, contact Canon George Maxwell at

BILL’S BOOK CLUB (BBC) First Sunday of every month

Every first Sunday, a merry band of readers gathers in Walthour Library to explore books together and plumb their depths for spiritual growth. Ruth Marley convenes this group. We will meet on the second Sunday in September (September 8).

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Presented in partnership with One Small Change Inc., this one-day Cultural Competency workshop is designed to create dialogue and introduce “foundational” concepts for how one person can make a positive difference. For more information or to register, contact Jeannie Mahood,, or go to


This year’s lecture features Alvin Townley, author of Legacy of Honor, Spirit of Adventure, Fly Navy, and Defiant.

COMPASSIONATE FOR JUSTICE: IDA B. WELLS, A PROPHET FOR OUR TIME October 8, 7–9 p.m. Book launch and discussion with authors Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe.


October 26, 2019

What does it mean to be a freed human spirit? Join us for a day journeying through the life and writings of Howard Thurman and dipping into his contemplative practices. We will explore how this mystic and theologian emerged from Baptist beginnings to become a model and teacher of sacred activism. Thurman is known for his classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., carried with him whenever he marched. Dr. Brown, Ayşe I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College, is a spiritual director/companion, writer, retreat leader, and speaker.



Serves the Cathedral, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the community at large with books, gifts, music and more.


Sunday–Monday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jen Waters, interim manager 404-237-7582

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YOUTH Cathedral youth ministry encompasses not just youth Sunday School classes and fellowship opportunities, but all the ways that young people engage in and contribute to the Cathedral community. Our youth are acolytes, choristers, students of the Bible, outreach volunteers, mentors, and more! Building on the elementary years’ foundation in Godly Play, our programs support middle- and high-schoolers in their growth and ministry through attention to worship, community, education, and leadership and service. In the spring, we invite eighth graders to prepare for confirmation by intentionally exploring their faith in conversation with the Episcopal tradition, with a particular emphasis on the liturgy of confirmation and the Baptismal Covenant. The 2020 confirmation retreat will be January 24–26, and the confirmation service will be on May 31. High school students have the opportunity to take on additional leadership roles, by leading Bible studies; helping to plan youth outings; and serving as acolyte team captains, mentors for confirmation small groups, and Senior Choristers.

Join us on the youth hall for Sunday School (10:10– 11 a.m.), or at Fellini’s on Tuesday nights (6:45–8:15 p.m.) for Bible study—and keep an eye out for other exciting outings, retreats, and projects throughout the year. (Hint: Our weekly email is a great way to stay abreast of what’s happening!)

VOLUNTEERING There are many ways you can support our youth and youth programs, from teaching to driving to providing food to just hanging out. Please contact the Rev. Nate Huddleston,, to learn more about ways to volunteer or get connected.

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We believe that children of all ages growing up in the church are formed as much outside the classroom as within it. Helping parents to access age-appropriate ways to participate in and reflect on our liturgical life, our sacred stories, our call to Christian service, our charge to share the Good News, and our shared spiritual life is essential to our ministry with children. The Anglican liturgy is the cornerstone of our identity as Episcopalians and participation in the liturgy is an essential part of children’s Christian formation. Children are always welcome in church; children’s chapels follow the structure of the Liturgy of the Word before children join their parents for Eucharist; and our Sunday School classes are organized to reflect the pattern of gathering, story, response, prayer, feast, and dismissal found in our communal worship. Godly Play is at the heart of our Sunday morning classes and the Godly Play philosophy permeates all that we do with children and families at the Cathedral. In short, that means that we take children and their relationship with God seriously and seek to provide both space to foster encounters with God and the language necessary to make meaning of those experiences. Within the Godly Play classroom, the Biblical narrative is lovingly presented to children using beautiful materials with an invitation to step

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into each story with awe and wonder. Children are then allowed time to respond to and reflect on their experience of the story. Seasonal celebrations are occasions for both Christian fellowship and service for children and their families. We take care to mark both the secular and liturgical year with events such as the beginning of the school year backpack blessing, Halloween costume blessing, Advent wreath making, St. Nicholas celebration, Christmas present collection and wrapping, Lenten family services, and Week of Wonder, our Vacation Bible School. EYSeedlings, a junior youth group for fourth and fifth grade students, meets monthly to engage in more Christian fellowship.

Pariochial Entity CATHEDRAL PRESCHOOL Fosters the development of the whole child, age 2–Kindergarten, through a wellbalanced age-appropriate curriculum. Laurie Campbell, director 404-237-8777


NURTURING CENTER AND PARENTS’ MORNING OUT While all children are invited to participate fully in the liturgies here, we understand that some parents are more comfortable having their young children cared for by our professional and loving Nurturing Center staff during Sunday morning services. The Nurturing Center is open for children four and younger from 8:30 a.m. through the end of the 11:15 a.m. service each week. Our Parents’ Morning Out (PMO) is “drop in” care for children three months to four years. PMO is offered Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., August through May, with a charge of $40 per child each day. Reservations are recommended, but drop-offs are welcome when space is available. Each child may attend PMO a maximum of 8 hours per week. There is a registration fee of $45 each fall which must be turned in with the registration form and child’s immunization records. Learn more at

THE MARYS AND MARTHAS This group is a way for parents to be connected with their children’s spiritual formation. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened while Martha bustled about, making the necessary preparations. Each meeting begins with a Godly Play story, including time for reflection. Then, we get to work making sure our Godly Play rooms are as beautiful and carefully prepared as they can be for the children who use them each week. All are welcome, but please sign up in advance so we will be prepared with plenty of drinks and snacks! Contact Lisa McNamara,, for more information.

VOLUNTEERING Life in community requires a cycle of leading and participating. Whether you feel called as a leader or not this year, please contact Lisa McNamara, 404365-1082 or, to learn more about children’s ministries and ways for you and your family to get connected here.

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CONGREGATIONAL LIFE Part of what makes church a spiritual home is the feeling of connectedness. It is our hope that all in our Cathedral community will find enriching opportunities of connection within the congregation, and beyond!

NEWCOMERS COMMITTEE Our Newcomers Committee hosts gatherings throughout the year to connect new members with parishioners, staff, and Cathedral groups. Some of our best committee members are relative newcomers themselves, familiar with that “new church” feeling, and others are seasoned experts.

FOYERS Foyers offers small group dinner opportunities throughout the year. Members of the group take turns hosting—some providing the space, others providing the food, all providing meaningful fellowship. This is a great way to get to know a handful of people without feeling overwhelmed.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Young Professionals gather regularly for brunch, trivia, and study. We can’t wait to see where the Rev. Nate Huddleston, our new Priest Associate for Youth and Young Adults, takes this much loved group of people in the coming year.




If you’re in the Episcopal Church and identify as a woman, Episcopal Church Women is here for you! This lively group of women serve our parish and the Atlanta community in deep and meaningful ways. With five different guilds to choose from, there is something for everyone. Watch for events throughout the year, and know you are invited even if you’re not associated with a specific guild.

WORD TO YOUR MOTHER Word to Your Mother is a group of busy, busy moms who gather every-odd-month to discuss a book, our families, our work, our play, and our spiritual lives. Whether you are soaring or barely treading water, come as you are and feel the love and support of other women just like you.

SONS OF THUNDER Sons of Thunder meet monthly for breakfast, discussion, and fellowship. All men are welcome! Each session stands on its own, so come when your schedule permits.

LGBTQ COMMUNITY Last year we had a lovely celebration of our LGBTQ Cathedral community. We look forward to doing so again this year, and would welcome input from friends to keep our gatherings fabulous. Come connect with us! The more you connect, the better we are.

NEWCOMERS EVENTS THIS YEAR Sunday, August 25 – 12:30 p.m. Brunch (Gould Room)

Sunday, September 29 – 10:10 a.m. Cathedral Tour

Sunday, October 13 – 5 p.m. Pints on the Point (ice cream and beer social) Sunday, November 10 – 10:10 a.m. Cathedral Tour

Sunday, December 1 – 5:30 p.m. Advent and Appetizers (Gould Room) Sunday, January 5 – 10:10 a.m. Cathedral Tour

Sunday, February 23 – 12:30 p.m. Brunch (Gould Room) More tours to be scheduled.

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HISPANIC MINISTRIES El servicio de adoración hispana es guiado por el Reverendo Diácono Juan Sandoval. El servicio se lleva a cabo en la Capilla Mikell a las 11:15 a.m. todos los domingos. El objetivo es incorporar más plenamente a nuestras hermanas y hermanos de habla Español en la vida de la Catedral que su horario anterior de la tarde. En 2018 hubo 13 bautismos, nueve confirmaciones, 15 niños que completaron la Eucaristía instruida, tres presentaciones de un niño al Señor y tres bodas. Ha habido cuatro quinceañeras y hay dos más programadas para el próximo año. Nuestros candidatos de confirmación han comenzado a asistir a la instrucción de confirmación. Además, tuvimos dos niños (alumnos de 6º y 7º grado) que asistieron al campamento de verano en el Campamento Mikell. La fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, una fiesta importante en la comunidad latina, se celebró alrededor del 11 de diciembre y asistieron 54 personas. Tuvimos una Posada el 22 de diciembre, recordando el viaje de María y José a Belén. Continuaremos sirviendo a la comunidad con bautizos, quinceañeras, bodas, presentaciones, comunión instruida, clases de confirmación y educación para adultos. Se ofrecerá español para principiantes a través de LaAmistad, a partir del 11 de Septiembre. Para registrarse o conocer otras ofertas durante el año, comuníquese con Canon Cathy Zappa o visite el sitio en la red de LaAmistad. Todos son bienvenidos para asistir a estos servicios en español.


The Hispanic worship service is guided by the Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval. The service is held in Mikell Chapel at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. The goal is to more fully incorporate our Spanish-speaking sisters and brothers into the life of the Cathedral than its previous afternoon time slot. In 2018 there were 15 baptisms, nine confirmations, 17 children who completed the instructed Eucharist, three presentations of a child to the Lord, and three weddings. There have been four Quinceañeras and there are two more scheduled in the coming year. Our confirmation candidates have started attending confirmation instruction. Additionally, we had two children (rising 6th and 7th graders) attend summer camp at Camp Mikell. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe—a major feast in the Latino community—was held on December 11 and attended by 54. We had a Posada on December 22, remembering the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. We will continue to serve the community with baptisms, Quinceañeras, weddings, presentations, instructed communion, confirmation classes, and adult education. Spanish for Beginners will be offered through LaAmistad, starting September 11. To register or to find out about other offerings during the year, contact Canon Cathy Zappa—or go to LaAmistad website. All are welcome to attend these Spanishlanguage services.


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MEMBERSHIP TO JOIN If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cathedral of St. Philip, please contact Janie Harris at 404-365-1034 or, or fill out a membership form online at membership. In addition to basic contact information, you will need to provide the name of the church where you were last a member. A transfer request will be sent to your previous church. All baptized Christians are welcome to join the Cathedral in this way. If you have not been baptized, please contact Lisa McNamara at 404-365-1082 or lmcnamara@ to meet with other adults in an enriching process leading to baptism. If you choose to become a baptized member, we encourage you to attend the adult confirmation class which meets in the fall and spring. Please also contact Lisa for information on baptizing children.

Parochial Entity EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN Supports the efforts of all members of the Cathedral in order to help people find Christian community through service, study, and worship. Meredith Bateman, 2019 President

There are several different categories of membership. The word “member” denotes either a confirmed communicant or baptized member:

CONFIRMED MEMBERS Confirmed communicants are baptized persons who have been confirmed in, or received into, the Episcopal Church and whose names are enrolled in the parish register. Names are enrolled either by confirmation, reception, or letter of transfer from another Episcopal Church. One must be listed in the parish register to be eligible to vote in parish elections and to hold various offices in the church.

BAPTIZED MEMBERS All baptized persons of any age may be enrolled in the parish register. Names are enrolled either by baptism, letter of transfer or personal request.

ASSOCIATES Associates are persons who are active in the life of this congregation (through worship, giving, or program participation), but whose official membership remains elsewhere.

STEWARDSHIP All parishioners are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this Cathedral, please do so knowing that you are giving back a part of God’s gifts to you. Gifts to the operating budget support the day-to-day expenses of the parish such as salaries for clergy and lay staff, utility expenses, and outreach. The stewardship campaign begins in September and culminates with an ingathering of pledges on Parish Meeting Sunday. If you have questions about your pledge, a payment, or other gifts, please contact David Rocchio, director of stewardship at 404-365-1033. More information is available at

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OUTREACH PRISON MINISTRIES The Cathedral offers a weekly re-entry class on Mondays at Arrendale State Prison, covering everything from budgeting to social media—we are always in need of volunteers to teach or just be present with the classmates. We also make regular Saturday visits to the Children’s Center at Arrendale State Prison, which helps maintain and strengthen relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children. Volunteers help hold the space for children and moms by providing activities and meals. As we continue to work with women exiting prison, we are discerning opportunities for residential support. It is an exciting time of growth, and we need volunteers who can share their time and talent to help those in prison or returning from prison.

For updates on volunteer opportunities throughout the year, sign up for Canon Lauren Holder’s monthly outreach email.


When we gather for Holy Eucharist, we are sent out at the end of the service with the dismissal: “Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord!” We are a sent people, who seek to love and serve God wherever we go and whatever we are doing. We are also pilgrims, who go with the expectation of encountering God through others and of being renewed and transformed by that encounter. As a Cathedral, we reach out through specific Cathedral outreach programs, our hospitality as a “house of prayer for all people,” our parochial entities, volunteer and financial support of partner ministries, and, most importantly, the many ways that Cathedral parishioners respond to Jesus’ commission throughout their lives. Our Cathedral outreach programs seek to be a sign of Christ’s love, mercy, and justice in this world, while nurturing spiritual growth and community among those who participate in them. These ministries focus on three areas: prison-related ministries, atrisk children, and homelessness and homelessness prevention. Below are some of the many opportunities for you to go with us! For more information, contact Canon Lauren Holder at


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Our LaAmistad After-School Program serves Latino students from Garden Hills Elementary School and their families. We providing tutoring, mentoring, and a safe, fun place for the children to spend the afternoon. The program meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45–5 p.m., when school is in session. Volunteers help by tutoring, mentoring, and building friendships with the students. Volunteers are also needed for special events, like the blessing of backpacks, costume blessing, and Advent wreath making, to name a few. We have recently started offering ESL classes for parents. Spanish language skills are not necessary for tutors. The Cathedral has a long-standing partnership with Emmaus House, an Episcopal church and community center that provides education, opportunity, and advocacy in Peoplestown. Cathedral members support Emmaus House by serving on the board, collecting toiletries throughout the year, collecting toys for Christmas, and providing dinner for programs. Emmaus House leaders also visit the Cathedral to help teach us about their work and poverty in our city.

This year, we will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of our Habitat for Humanity ministry! For the last thirtyone springs, Cathedral members have come together with other churches to build a home for a family that otherwise could not dream of home ownership. Whether you are comfortable with a hammer, want to get comfortable with a hammer, or have no interest in hammers but want to help feed the crew, this is a great way to build up our community and connect with other parishioners. Another important partner in this area is Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM), which provides emergency financial assistance and supportive services to individuals and families to promote longer-term financial independence. The Cathedral helps BCM by providing volunteers and financial support. We raise funds twice a year (in lieu of food drives) to support BCM’s transition to a “client choice” pantry, allowing clients more dignity in selecting the foods they prefer. We are working actively with the Peachtree Road Farmers Market to support our farmers and to provide the freshest local foods at BCM. We love and serve brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness at Church of the Common Ground every other month, and our friends with special needs at Church of the Holy Comforter several times a year. In both churches we are welcomed to join in worship and to serve and share in a community meal. We welcome our neighbors experiencing homelessness here at the Cathedral, too, especially at our annual Homeless Requiem on All Saints’ Day, November 1. In addition to the requiem service, we host a dinner and service fair to help our guests connect with service providers. St. Veronica’s Guild collects toiletries throughout the year for our partner service providers.

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PASTORAL CARE CONGREGATIONAL CARE The Pastoral Care Guild is composed of volunteers who keep in touch with those on the Cathedral prayer list, and those who are no longer able to attend church. Lay Eucharistic Visitors participate in the Sunday Eucharist as they are sent out to take the sacraments to those who are sick or unable to attend church. In addition to volunteers, we are looking for names of parishioners to visit. Clergy and other volunteers regularly visit Cathedral Towers, Canterbury Court, and Lenbrook Square. In addition to visiting senior communities, Canon Carolynne Williams helps coordinate prayer services, events, and programs for elders. Grief groups meet throughout the year and are designed for those who have lost a loved one and are struggling with grief. The grief groups are led by Meg Moye from the Cathedral Counseling Center. The Cathedral has an active prayer list that is prayed by many different groups. We also include the list in our Sunday services. We encourage parishioners to add their names or the name of someone else (with their permission) to the prayer list.


The Cathedral offers the values of Philip the Deacon—grace, excellence, and hospitality—in the midst of difficulty and transition. Philip had the grace to baptize the eunuch. He had the excellence to explain the gospel. Philip had the hospitality to join the Ethiopian eunuch; he got up into the chariot with him (Acts 8:26–40). After Philip baptizes the Ethiopian eunuch, scripture says he is “snatched up” and disappears. This serves as a reminder that our mission is to offer care during transitions. The pastoral care ministry does not have the experience, personnel, or resources to provide long-term care, case management, or financial assistance. However, we do have the ability to connect you with agencies whose mission is to provide such care.


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PAROCHIAL ENTITIES A Cathedral parochial entity is usually a longestablished ministry of the Cathedral community that grows into an organizational entity of its own.



Serves the Cathedral parish and broader community as the largest produceronly farmers market in Georgia.

Benefits a designated charity each January through a festival of beautiful antiques and the decorative arts. The 2019 beneficiary is Moving in the Spirit.

Saturdays: March–September, 8:30 a.m.–noon October–December, 9 a.m.–noon

Jenny McClure, chair 404-365-1107

Sara Craig-Goodell, manager 404-365-1105



Offering counseling and pastoral care to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Christy Gituku, director 404-841-4953

CATHEDRAL ENDOWMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Solicits giving commitments, manages the investments, and administers the grant making of the Cathedral Endowment. Scott Rhodes, chair

Serves the community by offering clothing and home goods at modest prices, with all net profits benefiting local nonprofits. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Nellie Holleman, manager 404-876-5440 1893 Piedmont Road NE

CATHEDRAL TOWERS Provides subsidized housing for adults age 62 and older. Janel Green, director 404-231-3020 2820 Peachtree Road NW

For information about other parochial entities, including the Cathedral Book Store, Cathedral Preschool, Episcopal Church Women, and Friends of Cathedral Music, see pages 20, 22, 27, and 12, respectively.

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ACOLYTES (ADULT) Stewart McDonough and Ernie Darby Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038

ACOLYTES (YOUTH) The Rev. Nate Huddleston 404-365-1080

ADULT EDUCATION Canon Cathy Zappa, 404-365-1043

ALLEGRO CHOIR Brenda Pruitt, 404-788-0960

ALTAR FLOWER DONATION Janie Harris, 404-365-1034



Mary Caroline Cravens, Mary Mercer, Fay Swennes Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038


ANTIQUES SHOW Elspeth Willcoxon 2019 chair, 404-365-1107

ARCHIVES GUILD Mary Semmes Wright, 404-233-3629

BAPTISM GUILD Dottie Fluker Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038

BAPTISM SCHEDULING Tangi Cummings, 404-365-1073

BOY SCOUTS David Burge, 404-237-2977


EUCHARISTIC VISITORS Janie Harris, 404-365-1034


CALENDAR Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067

Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067



Emily Bazzel, 404-365-1074

Jen Waters, 404-237-7582

FLOWER GUILD Laura Iarocci, Grace Foster Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038



CATHEDRAL TOWERS Janel Green, 404-231-3020

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Lisa McNamara, 404-365-1082

CHURCH OF THE COMMON GROUND Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036

Cathy Hutcheson, 770-451-0907


Susan Carlisle

FUNERAL GUILD Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067


GARDEN GUILD Buddy Weston, 404-355-4255


Canon Carolynne Williams 404-365-1035

EMMAUS HOUSE Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036


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Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067


Scott Rhodes David Rocchio, 404-365-1033

Jackie Hollingsworth, 404-281-8282

Austen Crossley, 972-467-7575 Parker Sessions, 404-355-2251

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY John Champion, 404-898-7841

HOMELESS REQUIEM Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036





Amy Mininberg, 404-355-1164

Janie Harris, 404-365-1034

The Rev. Nate Huddleston, 404-365-1080




Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036

Laurie Campbell, 404-237-8777

The Rev. Nate Huddleston, 404-365-1080




Janie Harris, 404-365-1034

John Beane, 504-354-1835 Mary Mercer, 404-261-1677

Meredith Bateman, 2019 President 404-247-8088


Elaine Bailey, 404-233-5119 Cindra Brown, 770-409-1229

INFORMATION DESK GUILD Ivory Richardson, 404-365-1037

LABYRINTH Jeannie Mahood, 404-365-1031

MEMBERSHIP Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036

Janie Harris, 404-365-1034

STEWARDSHIP David Rocchio, 404-365-1033

TAIZÉ PRAYER SERVICE Sandra Carey, 404-237-5000


MEMORIAL GARDEN Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067

Nellie Holleman, 404-876-5440


Trammell Williams, 404-365-1067

Timothy Gunter, 404-365-1050

Sara Chapman, 404-966-6602


NURTURING CENTER Gretchen Ellis, 404-365-1066

Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036


OUTREACH Canon Lauren Holder, 404-365-1036

PARENTS’ MORNING OUT Tangi Cummings, 404-365-1068

David Rocchio, 404-365-1033

USHERS Rod Bunn Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038




Dan Murphy, 404-365-1045

WEDDING GUILD Joan Gilbert, Sherri Musgrove Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038


ST. CATHERINE’S Cathy LaMon, 404-805-2273

ST. CLARE’S Ruth Russ, 404-964-3491

ST. ELIZABETH’S Alice McDonough, 404-626-6621

ST. MONICA’S Molly Childers and Johanna Barnes

ST. RUTH’S Caroline Wallace 404-233-1746 Dorsey DeLong 404-609-9405

ST. VERONICA’S Sheila Duggan

WEDDING SCHEDULING Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038

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The Very. Rev. Samuel G. Candler Dean of the Cathedral

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Dale Adelmann, Ph.D. Canon for Music

The Rev. Nathan Huddleston Priest Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The Rev. Lauren R. Holder Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life

The Rev. Juan Sandoval Deacon for Hispanic Ministries and Pastoral Care

The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr. Vicar

The Rev. Dr. Theophus Smith Priest Associate

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The Rev. Dr. J. William Harkins III Priest Associate

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The Rev. Cathy Zappa Canon for Education and Worship

The Rev. Carolynne G. Williams Canon Associate for Pastoral Care and Elder Care

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Dondi DuBose

Emily Bazzel

Printer 404-365-1075 |

Assistant to the Director of Finance 404-365-1074 |

Gretchen Ellis

Ciara Castenell

Nurturing Center Coordinator 404-365-1066 |

Program Coordinator for Children’s Ministries 404-365-1073 |

Sara Craig-Goodell

David Fishburn

Farmers Market Manager 404-365-1105 |

Organist Emeritus 404-365-1053 |

Tangi Cummings

Rickie Foley

Program Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and Parents’ Morning Out 404-365-1073 |


Brenda Forts

Food Services/Laundress

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Hillary Jones

Carly Grady

Program Coordinator for Worship and Outreach 404-365-1038 |

Farmers Market Communications Coordinator 404-365-1078 |

Timothy Gunter

Jeannie Mahood

Program Coordinator for Music 404-365-1050 |

Executive Assistant to the Dean; Coordinator for Spirituality 404-365-1031 |

Janie Harris

Brant McCaskill

Program Coordinator for Pastoral Care and Stewardship 404-365-1034 |

Sound Technician 404-365-1059 |

Charles Jacobs

Loveone McCoy


Director of Finance 404-365-1070 |


Parents’ Morning Out Caregiver

Lisa McNamara

Director of Children’s Ministries 404-365-1082 |

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Jack Mitchener

Brenda Pruitt

Organist and Artist-in-Residence 404-365-1054 |

Allegro Choirmaster 404-788-0960 |

Maria Molina MuĂąoz

Lauren Raymond


Executive Chef 404-365-1040 |

Yolanda Reese

Dan Murphy

Parents’ Morning Out Caregiver

Director of Communications 404-365-1045 |

Sandra Ortega

Supervisor of Housekeeping and Sextons 404-710-6054 |

Ivory Richardson

Parish Administrator 404-365-1037 |

David Rocchio

Director of Stewardship 404-365-1033 |

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Patrick Scott

Organist and Associate Choirmaster 404-365-1052 |

Larry Simmons Sexton

The Chapter is the governing body of the Cathedral that determines policy issues, sets goals, and provides stewardship of the Cathedral’s complex operations. The Chapter reviews the activities of each of the Cathedral’s parochial entities and ministries on an annual basis, and reviews the church’s financials on a monthly basis. Unlike the vestries of smaller parishes, the Chapter does not usually get involved in the day-today activities of the Cathedral; instead, the Chapter of the Cathedral functions similarly to a board of trustees. Each year, a nominating committee identifies a slate of six candidates for the Chapter. Members are elected at the annual parish meeting in December for a three-year term.




Dee Dee Ward Watkins

Parents’ Morning Out Caregiver

Austin Hall, Senior Warden Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden Haven Long, Treasurer Del King, Secretary Matt Richardson, Member-at-Large Brent Rosengren, Member-at-Large

CHAPTER CLASS OF 2019 Matt Anthony; Carol Baker; Bridget Bobick James; Jenny McClure; Cyrus Philpott; Matt Richardson

CHAPTER CLASS OF 2020 Trammell Williams

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Bryant Bateman; Janice Cook; Dorsey DeLong; Alexis Guilbert; Helen McSwain; Brent Rosengren

CHAPTER CLASS OF 2021 Teddi Bair; John Beane; Del King; Haven Long; Coty Rosenblath; Scott Russell

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