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Celebrating and Proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel

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We welcome people of all Christian traditions as well as people of other faiths and people of little or no faith. We encourage you to become a part of our vibrant and loving congregation.
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About the Cathedral

About the Cathedral

At Holy Cross Cathedral, everything we do is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Our mission is to move middle and high school students into the presence of God. Learn more about youth ministry.
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Can’t join us in person? Listen to the latest sermon and check out past sermons from our Cathedral staff by clicking below.
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what is anglican church?

The Cathedral is an Accessible Anglican Church in Downtown Charleston

Anglicanism is a worldwide body of Christians responding to God’s revelation through Jesus Christ. Anglicanism brings together the authority of the Bible, the historic faith, and the beauty of structured prayer. It is rooted in tradition, yet contemporary in practice. It is united in substance, yet diverse in expression. We are a global family living out our faith in local communities.
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Finding the Kingdom and Living by the King’s Wisdom

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father’s message

Welcome Word from Our Rector Jack Smith

Whether you are drawn to our church for worship; for the beauty of music, art and architecture; or simply for a place of quiet and reflection, we hope you will find what you seek, and sense the presence of the Spirit in this place.
Ascension is an Episcopal church: an open, lively, inclusive community of Christians who gather to proclaim the good news of God’s love for all people. The center of our life together is the Holy Eucharist, which we celebrate on Sundays at 9 am, 11 am (with full choir), as well as on Wednesdays at 6 pm. Please join us — all are invited to the Lord’s Table.

We hope you will join us for worship, and share in our journey of faith.

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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

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A church is a religious institution or building where Christians gather for worship, prayer, and fellowship.

A typical church service may include elements such as singing hymns or worship songs, prayers, readings from the Bible, a sermon or message delivered by a pastor or minister, and sometimes communion (the sharing of bread and wine, representing the body and blood of Jesus Christ).

A church service is typically led by a pastor, priest, minister, or other religious leader.

There are many denominations within Christianity, each with its own beliefs and practices. Some common denominations include Catholic, Protestant (which includes various branches like Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, etc.), and Eastern Orthodox.

The purpose of a church varies depending on its specific beliefs and mission, but generally includes worshiping God, teaching the faith, providing spiritual support and guidance to members, and serving the community.

Yes, most churches welcome visitors and newcomers to attend their services regardless of their religious background.