Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?
— Luke 24:32
Emmaus House Chapel history
For over 50 years, the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta has been intimate partners with Emmaus House. The Chapel began as a Sacramental outreach of Evangelization and Christian witness to the people who saw, believed in, invested in, and worked with the vision of the founder of Emmaus House, The Very Reverend Canon Austin Ford. Father Ford formed a movement rooted in the Gospel Tradition of Jesus of Nazareth and practiced under the mantle of the Episcopal Church. As a priest, Father Ford knew that any work, any charity, any concern, and any activism had to begin at the Holy Table – the table of the Eucharist.
What does Emmaus House mean?
It was not a coincidence that the name “Emmaus House” was chosen as the name of this movement. The story of the disciples walking on the road to the town that is north of Jerusalem (known as Emmaus) is an Easter story told in the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The story tells us that Jesus walked with these two disciples, he listened to them, he opened their eyes and hearts to the real meaning of what happened, and finally he revealed himself to them in the “breaking of the bread.”
Worship with us
Every Sunday (and on other specifically scheduled days,) God’s people gather at 10:30 am for that same experience: the breaking open and proclamation of God’s Word. Please know that all are welcome to celebrate at God’s Holy Table. Come to be blessed so that together we all can be a blessing to the world!
Vicar of the Chapel
The Reverend Ricardo Bailey serves as the priestly presence of the Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta in this particular ministry.