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Sat, Feb 25


St. Matthias, Asheville

Pilgrimage Day with Bishop José

Take a journey to historically black churches with our bishop.

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Pilgrimage Day with Bishop José
Pilgrimage Day with Bishop José

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

St. Matthias, Asheville, 1 Dundee St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

About The Event

Join Bishop José for the Barrier Breakers Pilgrimage Day as we visit St. Matthias', St. Gabriel's, and Good Shepherd to hear the stories of historically black churches. We will meet at St. Matthias' in Asheville at 10 a.m. and eat lunch at our second stop, St. Gabriel's in Rutherfordton. The journey will conclude at Good Shepherd, Tryon around 3:30 p.m. 

Pilgrimage Day is an open house event from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for all churches on the pilgrimage. Each pilgrimage parish will have open doors during this time, with the audio recordings playing from the series and parish members available to answer questions. 

Historically black churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina include St. Matthias', Asheville; St. Stephen's, Morganton; St. Cyprian's, Lincolnton; St. Gabriel's, Rutherfordton; Good Shepherd, Tryon; St. Barnabas', Murphy; and St. Cyprian's, Franklin. Some of these churches have joined others and may no longer have a building. Visit for more information about organizing your own pilgrimage. 

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