Welcome from the Rector
Welcome to Epiphany Cathedral Dear Friends:
On behalf of the priests, deacons, religious, and lay ministers of the parish, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you.
With over 4,400 registered families and countless seasonal visitors, we are a very dynamic and growing parish. We have a ministry for almost every spiritual need, and we have groups that celebrate many different styles of prayer. In short, there is something for almost everyone at Epiphany . Our blessing is also our challenge: such great numbers of people can make a large parish seem less warm and intimate. Let's work together to keep a "family feeling" at Epiphany. St. Paul told the Galatians, "Among you there is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female. All are one in Christ." He might have told us, "Among you there is no resident or visitor, Floridian or foreigner, tourist or time-sharer. All are one in Christ." Our communion with Christ overcomes anything that might divide us. Strangers no longer, we are children of the Father and brothers and sisters of each other.
One way to feel more a part of things in our church and become more acquainted with other parishioners is through offering your services as a volunteer. Our Parish relies heavily on volunteers to assist in carrying out a large program of Christian activities and ministries especially during the winter months when so many of our friends from the North are here to visit.
Again, welcome to Epiphany. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at the Parish Office. The number is 941-484-3505. Our fax number is 941-488-9333. Office hours are 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We look forward to seeing you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Very Rev. Jack Costello, Rector