FEEDING AND CLOTHING OUR NEIGHBORS
WITH WIDE OPEN HEARTS
THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY
We are so glad to connect with you online, and hope you find helpful information on this website.
We are beginning to implement a three year vision for this faith community to be more deeply engaged with the life of our neighborhood – to connect
with the wide breadth of people that live in this area and who come to Rittenhouse Square for so many different things. We will open our doors and our hearts wider to embrace the diversity that exists right outside our doors and walks on our sidewalks every day. We will be good stewards of our property and resources and make our space accessible for all. We will be a place of joy, laughter and spirit. We will be a place where our neighbors
come together over the things we have in common rather than the things that divide. We will not simply be a place on the Square, but we will be an integral part of the neighborhood.
We invite you to learn more and join us as we begin this journey together.
Upcoming Events at CHT
Join us each week in the Prayer Chapel (to the right of the altar area) for a 30-45 minute healing prayer service with communion at 12:15 pm.
You can ask for prayers for yourself, or offer prayers on behalf of those you love. Our clergy will anoint you with oil, lay hands on your head, and say prayers with you. All are welcome to join us for communion.
Join us for a 4 week class starting May 28th right after the 11:00 am service (around 12:30 pm). BYO Lunch or enjoy the snacks after the service.
We’ll start with a brief overview of the Christian church, dive deep into the Episcopal Church, spend some time on the particulars of this church, The Church of the Holy Trinity, and leave lots of time for questions. All ages are welcome! Please let us know if you will need child care.
We are in-person and online!
We invite you to join us in-person and online on Sundays at 11:00 am (see "Worship Online" button below)!
Family service is held on the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 am. This is a brief, 30 minute service and will be in-person to let families get re-aquainted with the service and space.
After service, education and activities for all ages and the children's chorister program meet from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
We'll continue to stream worship service each week live on Facebook. Click the "Worship Online" button to be taken to our page (you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch).
Masks are welcomed, encouraged, and optional at this time.
THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY
A Wondrous Gift is Given: A new home for the Möller Opus 8128 at The Church of the Holy Trinity
Our theme, A Wondrous Gift is Given, is from "O Little Town of Bethlehem," written by Rev. Phillips Brooks, second Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity. The full verse is “How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given, so God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.”
The Church of the Holy Trinity was designed to make sound come alive. From the thunderous abolitionist sermons of Phillips Brooks, writer of the hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” to today’s choral church services and community concerts, we are known for rich musicality, bold social statements, and joyous community gatherings. Our church is now growing our musical gifts to the community by giving a second chance to one of the finest organs in the City of Philadelphia.
The organ, Möller Opus 8128, was endangered when the new owners of First Baptist Church decided to remove the instrument. Through the vision of a local philanthropist with a love of the organ as deep as ours, Holy Trinity emerged as a new home for this incomparable instrument. Initial supporters believe, as do we, that the Möller organ will greatly enhance music for both church services and community groups presenting concerts at Holy Trinity. The history and quality of the instrument will promote expanded relationships with our neighbor, the Curtis Institute, and with the large professional musical community in Philadelphia.