About the Bryn Athyn Church

About Bryn AthynThe Bryn Athyn Church is the largest New Church congregation and many of its worship services take place in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, which was dedicated in 1919. The Bryn Athyn Church offers a number of worship services, programs and activities as well as a school system.

The New Church, a new Christianity, teaches that there is one God who we know as the Lord God Jesus Christ. We believe that God created the universe and everything in it with an ultimately loving purpose and that religion is to be lived, not just believed. The New Church is based on the teachings of the Bible as illuminated by Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth century theologian and scientist. Swedenborg provided an explanation of the Bible’s internal meaning, as well as writing many additional volumes which shed light on why we’re here and how to develop a functional relationship with God.¬† The teachings of the New Church are immediately practical and deeply spiritual and provide answers to many questions about God, love and life after death that make sense.

This website is your window into current Bryn Athyn Church activities and your outlet for resources ranging from online sermons to information about our worship services and our various programs. Please email us with your questions. We warmly invite you to participate to worship with and join the Bryn Athyn Church for activities that interest you.