OLD CHRIST CHURCH: PHILADELPHIA AND BEYOND


Welcome to the Old Christ Church, Philadephia. We are the home of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America and our old community is known as the final resting place of great American leaders.

The Christ Church Parish is still a very active Episcopal ministry. The religious leaders guide the members of the church in their spiritual life by leading services, giving sermons, and facilitating the sacraments. They also serve the community by developing their musical talents and deepening their knowledge of the word of the Lord.Truly, the Christ Church Parish is a pillar for the spiritual life of the community members of Philadelphia.

Come and visit our Burial Grounds. Among those who were laid to rest here are Andrew Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Charles Lee, James Wilson, Deborah Read, Pierce Butler, Francis Hopkinson, John Penn, William White, and the list goes on. Each of those buried here has made a notable contribution to our country that is why it is worth your time to visit these burial grounds.

The old community in Christ Church, Philadelphia is a sight to see. The Georgian architecture is prominent in the buildings.It is reminiscent of the colonial and revolutionary era in our history. The ambiance of the place makes it the perfect choice for the burial grounds.

The organization of the Old Christ Church was formed to guide the travelers in their journey here on the historic Christ Church and the Burial Grounds. The organization also raises and manages funds for the preservation of the place. The Old Christ Church also arranges tours here in Christ Church and beyond. They prepare itineraries, lodging, and accommodation for travelers so that all they have to do is join the tour and everything else is taken care of. The organization hopes that they come out of the guided tours with a deeper understanding of themselves, their faith, and their country. We invite you to join us on one of our tours. Get out of your garage doors in Tempe and explore the world around you.

Check out this website regularly to be updated with our latest news and updates. We post the schedule of the available tours. If you are interested to join us, just fill up the registration form and we will send you the payment details. The complete itineraries of each tour are sent to those with confirmed slots. Kindly read our terms and conditions for those joining the tours as well as our advisories on things to do and bring during the tour. If you want us to customize a tour for you and your group, we can also do that. Let us discuss what you have in mind so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

Our website is also a travel blog. Tell us what you like about traveling. We also feature posts related to traveling and help give you ideas about your next vacation. Let us discover more about this planet that we live in

TRAVEL MAKES YOU RICH

Are you also one of those people who prefer to put their money on their travel funds instead of buying the latest gadgets, trendiest clothes, and classiest shoes? If you are, then read up. You and I are alike. We both believe that money spent on traveling is well spent, even better than money spent on material things. Spend your money on trendy clothes and they would be outdated in a few months. Spend your money on the latest gadget and it’s battery will wear off in a year or two and an upgraded version will be released the following year. Spend your money on classy shoes and see them just stuck in your shoe cabinet for weeks or months. But when you spend your money on traveling, you get to take with you memories that would last a lifetime. The experience is worth it. You get excited planning your trip. That is already half the fun, thinking of places you want to go to and things that you want to do. When you travel, you get to spend quality time with yourself (if you are traveling by yourself) or with your loved ones. You get to learn more about the place where you’re going. You get to meet new people and get a feel of their culture. You reconnect with nature. You discover beautiful places. You get to be adventurous. And in the process, you get to know yourself better. When you come back from traveling, you are a different person -someone with a different perspective and understanding of the world. Traveling changes you for the better. You take with you precious photographs. But most of all, you take with you happy memories that will remain in your mind and in your heart forever. These are the intangibles that traveling gives you. Yes, not only material possessions can make you rich. The whole experience of traveling makes you a richer and better person.

CREATE MEMORIES TOGETHER

This one is for parents. Just a gentle reminder. Do not give your children gadgets for Christmas.Take them instead to a new place where you haven’t been before or the one where they really want to go. It’s the Christmas break and they are free to go anywhere with you.

It is really recommended that families travel together regularly. Make it your Christmas or summer tradition but any time of the year is fine too as long as it suits your schedule. This gives the kids something to look forward to. They can join in the planning. Ask them where they want to go and take note of their suggestions so that everyone can have fun during your family vacation. Letting kids pack their own stuff for your vacation teaches them responsibility.Delegate things that they can do by themselves so that it is as stress-free as possible.

One of the many benefits of traveling with your kids is that you are able to create beautiful memories together. These may or may not be captured on photographs but the feeling and experience would be enough to have these memories imprinted on your children’s hearts and mind. These memories are their source of happiness during the not so happy days of their young lives. Traveling also keeps them grounded. They know there are other people and places out there. Traveling is a good way to learn. It is a different learning experience to be able to actually see the places and witness for yourself what people have been talking about.Best of all, traveling brings the family closer together. They create lasting memories together from the moments that they spend with each other. It is a good way to bond and do stuff that everyone likes to do together.As they say,the family that travels together stays together.

TRAVELING AS AN SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

Traveling can bring families closer together. Traveling can also teach you many things about the world. But traveling can also be a spiritual experience. It is a good time for you to reconnect with God, find yourself, and have a deeper understanding and appreciation of His creations. Some people can easily feel the presence of God in nature. Amidst the majesty of His creations, one is in awe of the greatness of God. Some people prefer to travel to sacred sites to feel the connection with God. They go to where Jesus was born, where He lived, where he performed miracles, where He spent His last days, and where He died. There are also other sacred sites like where the Blessed Virgin Mary was born or where His apostles stayed to preach the good news. Historical churches have also been frequented by pilgrims and the faithful. In fact, there are religious groups that arrange tours to these sacred places to guide pilgrims in their spiritual journey. A guided tour or traveling on your own –that is your choice. The important thing is that you take out of this experience as much knowledge and wisdom as you can. Use this experience to strengthen your faith in God. Use this experience to deepen your understanding of your purpose here on earth. Only then can you say that it was an spiritual experience. When traveling has enlightened your mind and opened your heart to the beauty of God’s creation and what He wants you to do with your life. God put you here for a reason. You have a mission here on earth. When you discover that along the way, then it was a fruitful experience indeed. May traveling enrich your soul and your entire being. May it bring you closer to God and closer to your purpose.