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Treasures of Sacred Art – An Excursion to Historic Bryn Athyn
Accompanied by Bob Brooke

Friday, April 20, 2018

Come with us to historic Bryn Athyn, home of the New Church, founded on the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, in the countryside of Huntingdon Valley, north of Philadelphia. Here John Pitcairn built Cairnwood, a home for his family, and his son built Glencairn, today a museum dedicated to sacred art. Below these two beautiful buildings stand Bryn Athyn Cathedral, a monument to God and the founders of the New Church. Come with us for a full day exploring these magnificent buildings and learn the history of the Pitcairns and the New Church while viewing Raymond Pitcairn’s outstanding collection of religious art and antiques. As an added plus, a Buddhist monk will be creating a sand mandala for Glencairn’s Sacred Arts Festival being held two days later. Transportation, lunch at a local restaurant, and guided tours of all three buildings will be included. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Handicap access is limited. Bob Brooke, one of our Rosemont Forum lecturers who has published articles and presented lectures on Bryn Athyn, will accompany the tour and be available to answer questions.


 Photos from the Excursion 2017