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  • by Mike Hyatt
    Jan 8, 2014
    posted in News, Events, History

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 was the annual Fellowship Dinner between Christ Church and Mikveh Israel.  Christ Church was founded in 1695.  It was one of the first religious institutions in Philadelphia, and the first parish of the Church of England in Pennsylvania.  Mikveh Israel is known as “The Synagogue of the Revolution” because of the active role played by many members of Mikveh Israel in the activities leading up to the Revolution, the Revolutionary effort itself, and the formation of the United States after the war was over.  Similarly, Christ Church is known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshipped there.  Among the parishioners of Christ Church were Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, George Washington and John Adams.

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