Celebrating The Life and Ministry of Absalom Jones – 2018


9:30 A.M.

Free Parking at 38th and Market Street (entrance on 39th)

Join us for a festive Holy Eucharist to honor the memory a spiritual leader who is also an historical figure from our city and Diocese.  Born into slavery, Absalom Jones became the first African American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States in 1804.

(Read more about Jones from the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas)

Music for the event will be provided by Camden Brass Ensemble and Drummers; the Diocesan Mass Choir; and the St. James School Choir.

The Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez will preside and The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation, will preach.

There are many opportunities for participation in this service: choir, acolytes and ushers. If interested please contact Alan Lindsay, alanl@diopa.org, or Sherrie Tatman, sctatman@rcn.org.