Founded in 1830, this Catholic church serves the heart of Philadelphia by providing worship services and prayer. St. John ... More
St. John the Evangelist Church
Founded in 1830, this Catholic church serves the heart of Philadelphia by providing worship services and prayer. St. John Neumann, who is remembered for his efforts to establish a parochial school system in Philadelphia and for his devoted care toward immigrants, was consecrated here in 1852. His funeral was held at this church in 1860. William Penn's great-great grandson, Thomas Penn Gaskell, is buried in the cemetery next to the church. A statue of Mary, erected in 1857 survived an 1899 fire.
I attended the Holy Thursday service and I was quite disapointed. The most solemn day of the Catholic Calendar. The priese seemed to rush through. Spoke of the rituals but didn't really seem to be feeling the rituals. The movement of the Sacrement to the lower chuch just breaks the continuity of the solemenity. Then only one verse of the Last hymm which is one of the most beautiful hymns which has 5 or 6 verses.
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A true feeling of warmth and love permeates the services held at Saint John's. The services truly capture all of the five senses. One of my favorite aspects of the mass is in the use of the Catholic Incense censer, such heavenly fragrance!. Also they have one of the most powerful adoration of the "Blessed Sacrament" chapel that I have ever experienced!.
Old St. Mary's Church was established in 1763 and was the first cathedral of the Diocese of Philadelphia. George Washington,
John Adams and other members of the First Continental Congress attended St. Mary's for Sunday Vespers in 1774. Printer ...
The Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church is the only remaining Colonial Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and has an interesting history.
Old Pine's first Pastor, George Duffield, served as chaplain to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and, with many ...
For the health conscious traveler, this is one of the many excellent vegetarian/kosher Chinese restaurants in the city. You can
dine on anything from Dragon Dumplings to mock seafood (such as Kung Po Shrimp), assured that not one furry ...
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