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Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory to God from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.  Amen.  Ephesians 3: 20-21

Catoctin Episcopal Parish – Harriet Chapel is located in the Catoctin Furnace, three miles south of Thurmont.  The furnace, originally known as Johnson Furnace, began iron-making operations in 1776. As the furnace operations grew so did the population around it, and in 1827 it was decided a church should be constructed.  The construction was completed in 1828, and services were led by a Moravian Minister from Graceham.

On October 25, 1833, Harriet Chapel was consecrated by the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland and became a mission church of All Saints’ Episcopal Church located in Frederick, MD.  Harriet Chapel remained a mission church until 1921, when Harriet Chapel became its own parish – Catoctin Episcopal Parish.

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