Religious Sites in Philadelphia

Religious Sites in Philadelphia, PA

Religious Sites in Philadelphia

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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK5,796 contributions
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    The Temple was closed for a private event so we only got to see it from outside but it is a lovely building and a statue and a plaque with some information on are outside.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • Jonathan C.
    La Jolla, California, USA511 contributions
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    A great museum into the history of fire safety and firefighters in Philadelphia. William Penn had envisioned this city's design to protect against fires.
    Written March 9, 2023
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  • Margarita M
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    St. John Neumann of Philadelphia, a Redemptorist bishop, was the first male American saint. For a long time, he was the only male American saint, but later he was followed by St. Damien of Hawaii and St. Junipero Serra of California.

    I visited St. John Neumann's shrines in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and in both places the people were very friendly. I got to pray before his tomb in Philly; and in Baltimore, I got to see his confessional booth at the Church of St. Alphonsus. I also got some relics and a book on his life and holy works.

    It was a beautiful pilgrimage.
    Written May 2, 2020
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  • Lee A
    Philadelphia, PA427 contributions
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    A bit off the beaten path but a really lovely church and grounds. Had an opportunity (sponsored by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides) to have a churchyard and church interior tours of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church. What a beautiful building! The Church historian, Jeanette, was very well informed and made for a most interesting afternoon
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Vicki A
    Brunswick, Md.1,312 contributions
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    What a beautiful church this is. I LOVE the history behind this church. Harriett Tubman is one of my heroes! To know that we actually spoke from the pulpit in this church added so much meaning to it for me. Loved our visit!!
    Written June 19, 2020
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  • cgardner21
    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania90 contributions
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    I am very glad this church has become a Shrine. I belonged to this parish as a young girl growing up in SouthPhila. I have many beautiful memories of my family and friends. If you get a chance please visit you will not be sorry. St. Rita's is a treasure be sure to try and visit on her feast day which is May 22. The church is full of roses for this wonderful Saint.
    Written December 1, 2018
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  • RaineWestDeptford
    Deptford, NJ106 contributions
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    The history alone is worth a stroll through the church and it’s surrounding grounds. The service did not disappoint. Father managed to tie in with our weekend colonial theme. In addition it was heartwarming to see all the young families.
    Written October 24, 2019
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  • wheelswillroll
    Weatogue, CT271 contributions
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    The church is historical since it is the first Jesuit Catholic Church in Philadelphia. It is very beautiful inside and outside! The mass was traditional and included baptismal blessing and intense - send those prayers up to heaven!! Very accessible as well. Lovely ushers who were very helpful. Enjoy!
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • GranZorro
    Zug, Switzerland1,572 contributions
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    Founded in 1740, and metamorphosed in a modern building, this synagogue symbolizes in many ways the important Jewish contribution to the making of the United States. A fact, by the way, acknowledged by the collected personal letters sent to the congregation by all US Presidents from George Washington onwards, some of which are on display at a small museum in the entrance hall.

    Its location in the middle of Independence Park underlines its historical significance.

    This is the oldest synagogue still used as a place of Jewish worship in the US and is well worth an extended visit. The staff is welcoming, and there is no entrance fee...
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK18,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St. Peter's Church is located on the corner of Third and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a historic Episcopal church that opened for worship on 4th September 1761. It is significant as it served as a place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congresses. For this reason the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996. In the churchyard there are many notable figures interned, including John Nixon (1733 – 1808) who was a financier and official from Philadelphia who served as a militia officer in the American Revolutionary War. On 8th July 1776 John Nixon made the first public proclamation of the Declaration of Independence and read it from the steps Independence Hall. This churchyard is also the final resting place of the Chiefs of eight American Indian tribes, who died from Yellow fever while visiting Philadelphia in 1793 to meet with President George Washington. All in all it is an interesting church to spend half an hour if in the Pine Street area of Philly.
    Written February 23, 2022
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  • jer b
    Bristol, CT1,767 contributions
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    We saw the church from afar and decided to head to it. It is a strikingly beautiful gothic style church. When we got closer, we realized that the church was closed and there was a large group of homeless people camped out in the entranceways and in front of the church. Two of the people were having a very heated argument and we felt uncomfortable staying. A sad commentary of the plight of homeless people in this country. Mass schedule is posted on line.
    Written August 12, 2018
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  • joefocht53
    Tamarac, FL1,141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was just across the street from were we were staying and stop to take a look in the church. This is another place that I have never visited before. The church steep in history. It tell a story just by looking at the interior. Sometime it is good just to walk around and see the area that you are in. It is still being used today and under repair but you can see them worship on the lawn. This church us a welcoming to all walks of life
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • Claire S
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attend service here but always mention to out of town guest that this is a church worth visiting. The ladies chaple is breath taking. If you are looking for a place to worship consider Saint Mark's. Wonderful minister and the church has numerous out reach programs for the cumunity. The choir and musical programs are a joy to hear.
    Written April 11, 2023
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK18,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst walking to the Famous 4th Street Deli I came across the Old Pine Street area of Philadelphia. The Old Pine Church and Churchyard caught my interest and so I went and explored a little. Old Pine is a Presbyterian Church built in 1768 and it is now the only remaining Presbyterian building in Philadelphia from before the American Revolutionary War. The historic churchyard contains over 4,000 bodies in less than 1 acre which it achieves by parfait burials of four levels. Included in those buried here are some 285 Revolutionary War veterans, marked with 13 Star American Flags, making it a very unique piece of American Independence history. Also on the western side of the churchyard is a tree carving sculpture of Rev. George Duffield. In summary a historic American church that is well worth a visit.
    Written February 6, 2022
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  • mderya
    Boston, MA1 contribution
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    I highly recommend the AICP Philadelphia musalla to anyone who wants to understand the religion of Islam. Both those who identify as Muslims and those who do not are warmly welcomed and patiently taught in the AICP lessons. The quality of the teaching is unparalleled. The seeker of knowledge in these learning sessions feels as if his/her terrible thirst is being gently assuaged, leaving him/her stronger, calmer, and determined to continue learning. A great many blessings follow those who attend these knowledge sessions.
    Written May 14, 2013
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