Dear Members of the Diocese,

Please note the information below regarding the upcoming Convention on November 4 and 5 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

Schedule for November 4

4:00 p.m. - Clergy meet with the Bishop at International House, Philadelphia in the Ibrahim Theater (3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104). Attendance is not mandatory, it will be an informal discussion for any clergy who would like to meet and ask questions.

5:00 p.m. - Budget Discussion: In the Chapter Room, located in the Cathedral Offices in the Liem Azar Cathedral Center. This forum is intended to be an opportunity for people to ask questions or seek clarity on the budget.

6:00 p.m. - Vesting for Clergy for the Seating of our Bishop and the Service of Holy Eucharist on Friday evening, November 4: Alb and white stole. It will take place in the Early Learning Center of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in the Undercroft. The best access is from Ludlow Street.

6:30 p.m. - Opening Eucharist and Seating of the Bishop

Parking: Friday, November 5:

Metered street parking around the Cathedral

LAZ parking, 3665 Market Street - Entrance on the north side of Market. The lot is open 24/7 with sliding rates and discounted evening and weekend ($9 per day) rates.

Walnut 38 Park, 38th & Walnut Streets - Entrance on the east side of 38th. This garage is open 7 days a week - 6:30 a.m. - midnight. $10 for the first hour + $2 each additional hour with early bird and evening rates.

Schedule for November 5

7:30 a.m - Registration begins

8:30 a.m. - Gathering music at 8:15 a.m. with Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m - Convention begins

Parking: Saturday, November 5:

LAZ Parking, 39th & Market Streets - entrance on the east side of 39th has been reserved for our use. (This is the lot across 38th St. from the Cathedral.)

Metered street parking around the Cathedral

Photography for Clergy:

A head shot for those clergy who do not have one will be taken in the Dean's Office in the Cathedral Offices in the Liem Azar Cathedral Center on Saturday.

Streaming video will be accessible for Friday's service on the DIOPA Facebook page at Streaming video of the Convention on Saturday will be accessible at and


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