Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Bryn Athyn

#92 of 232 in Historic Sites in Pennsylvania
Church · Tourist Spot
Bryn Athyn Cathedral is the episcopal seat of The General Church of the New Jerusalem, a denomination of Swedenborgianism. The main building is of the Early Gothic style, while the adjoining structures are of a transitional period reflective of a combination of both Gothic and Norman styles. The exterior appearance of the Cathedral itself is reminiscent of Gloucester Cathedral in England.

The Cathedral is located in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania just outside the city of Philadelphia. Bryn Athyn is also the site of the General Church affiliated Academy of the New Church, which publishes Swedenborgian literature, and is the parent organization of a high school, a four-year college (Bryn Athyn College of the New Church), a theological school, and the Emanuel Swedenborg Library.
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  • The cathedral is absolutely beautiful, we did not take the tour but will probably return to do so. It’s awe inspiring!  more »
  • You must take the guided tours of all 3 facilities that are adjacent to each other and all are on the most breathtaking of grounds! Restrooms galore and a great value for  more »
  • I love coming here to get away from the Hustle and bustle of the city. The Cathedral and surrounding grounds are such a tranquil place to sit and read a book, bask in the sun, or go on a tour of the cathedral and mansion.
  • My sister and I love to come here to see the incredible views, art, craftmanship, and history. It's so peaceful to walk the grounds. Amazing story of the faith of the people of the New Church. Highly recommended!

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