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To the Church of Philadelphia: Reflections on Revelation 3:7-12

Bishop Robert Barron

November 13, 2013


The message of Christ to the Church of Philadelphia, recounted in the book of Revelation, still has an extraordinary relevance to the Churches of Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Paris, and Sydney today. The deeply encouraging words of the Lord to the Philadelphia of old are about evangelization, the liturgy, the kingship of Jesus Christ, and the exhilarating struggle against evil. What does Jesus say to the angel of the Church of Philadelphia Pennsylvania today?