Philadelphia – Society Hill: Old St Marys Church

Philadelphia – Society Hill: Old St Marys Church
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Old St. Mary’s Church, established in 1763, was the first cathedral of the Diocese of Philadelphia. George Washington, John Adams and other members of the First Continental Congress attended St. Mary’s for Sunday Vespers in 1774. Printer and publisher, Matthew Carey; Commodore John Barry; General Stephen Moylan; George Gordon Meade’s grandfather, George Meade; and Michael Bouvier, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ great-grandfather, are all buried in the church cemetery.