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LETTER FROM OUR RECTOR’S WARDEN

Chapel Community,  I want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, Independence Day! The Cabin Shop is back open for limited service and as you probably know Doug and the Carillon are back for the 2020 summer concerts with a limited amount of people able to attend. Fionn, Liam, Ryan, other workers, […]

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OUR PARISH PROFILE

The Rector Search Committee continues its work and things are moving. We recently finalized our system for receiving and processing applications and notices have been posted at all the appropriate sites, including the Episcopal News Service. We have received two applications and are awaiting more.  All applicants are reviewing our updated Parish Profile, which we […]

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CHAPEL LIVESTREAM SERVICES

ALL ARE WELCOME! The Reverend Chris Exley’s Livestream Services this Saturday Evening at 5PM:EVENING PRAYER JULY 4, 2020  Click here for Reverend Exley’s online worship documents: WORSHIP WITH REVEREND EXLEY  Father Michael Knight will be giving Livestream Services this Sunday at 8AM & 10AM: HOLY EUCHARIST JULY 5, 2020 Click here for Father Knight’s online worship documents: […]

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WELCOMING OUR GUEST CLERGY

Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, and our Sunday Missioner Extended On Saturday at 5PM & Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM, we welcome the Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, and our Sunday Missioner Extended for our LiveStream Services. Reverend Knight is a Retired priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania who served at several local […]

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NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Bishop Glenda Curry took office on Saturday: First woman bishop for the Diocese of Alabama Episcopal Church leader fights against hate: Message from Zoom bombers  Leaders at DC’s historic St. John’s Church want new fence removed: ‘as quickly as possible’ When Love Gets Messy:Love is powerful. And complicated. And messy. As COVID-19 cases surge in […]

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IMPORTANT STORM DAMAGE UPDATE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

As you all know we are dealing with a large number of fallen trees around the Cemetery and Cabinshop after last weeks historic storm. There has been an amazing show of support from the parish and the general public looking for information on how they can help. We greatly appreciate all the offers of both […]

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HABITS OF GRACE

An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ […]

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 A LETTER FROM PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY TO THE CHURCH

Dear Friends in Christ, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect much of our individual and corporate lives, posing a threat to the health of so many.  At this time, as states and countries consider or begin to re-open, it is important for us to remember to care for ourselves, but not for ourselves alone. The […]

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CARILLON 101 – Lesson 4

THE CARILLON – THE VOICE OF THE CHAPEL The carillon here at Washington Memorial Chapel is considered by many to be the voice of the Chapel. Centrally located within Valley Forge National Historical Park on a busy state road and Park walking path, the tower is seen and heard by many – parishioners, local residents, […]

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CARILLON 101 – Lesson 3c

THE CARILLON – HOW IT’S PLAYED The carillon is played from a keyboard inside the playing cabin, situated in within the belfry. The carillonneur must climb 112 steps up a spiral stairway to reach the playing cabin. Six of the largest bells are below the playing cabin and 52 are above. Being right in the […]

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