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Media Advisory: Episcopal Church Revival in Pittsburgh Feb. 3-5

January 17, 2017
Office of Public Affairs

The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Pittsburgh are sponsoring a Revival on February 3 – 5 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing and Evangelism in Southwestern Pennsylvania will feature an ecumenical service of repentance involving local religious and civic leaders, a worship service celebrating Absalom Jones, and other gatherings that invite people across boundaries and into reconciling relationship with each other and with God.

Media credentials are required; contact Rich Creehan, Director of Communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, at or Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer, at

A complete list of events is available at

Many of the Pittsburgh events will be live-streamed or available on demand here.

Revivals are multi-day events filled with such elements as energizing worship and prayer services, dynamic preaching, personal testimony and storytelling, topical speakers, offerings from local artists and musicians, engagement with young leaders, intentional outreach with people who are not active in a faith community, and a call to action. Each Revival warmly welcomes neighboring dioceses and ecumenical participation.

The Revivals rise from partnerships of diocesan leadership and the Presiding Bishop’s Office for Evangelism Initiatives and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation.


The Pittsburgh event marks the first of six Revivals slated in 2017- 2018:

May 5 – 7: Diocese of West Missouri

September 17: Diocese of Georgia

November 17-19: Diocese of San Joaquin

April 6 – 8, 2018: Diocese of Honduras

July 2018: Joint Evangelism Mission with the Church of England