He got a little training when he was a puppy, but most of it he makes up himself.

Doc Hopkins

Doc Hopkins is devoted to his dog Homer. And Homer seems equally devoted to Doc.

What happens in the morning is, this snout comes right out and pushes me around and says, in a way – “Get up. It’s time to get up.”

And I do because he will really not let me do anything else.

We often take a trip from Philadelphia to Maine. And that takes all day. And every once in a while I have to turn around and look in the backseat to see if he’s still there because he’s just so quiet and does what he’s told.

He is such a part of our life that it’s something that you say, “it can’t be any better, it just can’t be.”  He’s such a guy. He comes to you when you snap your fingers. And he lies down when you tell him to, and all these things without having ...  He got a little training when he was a puppy, but most of it he makes up himself.

I kind of feel that, not to be boastful, but it seems like I’m the one that he comes to and I guess that’s just because we’ve done a lot of things together – throwing the ball, tennis ball. You can throw it up high and he’ll catch it on the fly. He’s an amazing dog.

He’s now getting a little older. He’s just like me getting a lot older, he’s also not so ready to do things as he has before. We love him so much that someday we know that he may leave us. But he’ll have been a terrific part of my life.

And I can’t imagine how it will be without him.

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.


This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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