Absalom Jones

The Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American priest ordained in the Episcopal Church.

Absalom Jones

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February 1, 2018

En honor a la celebración del Mes de la Historia Negra durante febrero y al Beato Absalón Jones, el primer sacerdote afroamericano en la Iglesia Episcopal, el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry ha pedido mayor comprensión y compromiso con los Institutos y Universidades Históricamente Negros,...

January 29, 2018

En honor a la celebración del Mes de la Historia Negra durante febrero y al Beato Absalón Jones, el primer sacerdote afroamericano en la Iglesia Episcopal, el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry ha pedido mayor comprensión y compromiso con los Institutos y Universidades Históricamente Negros,...

January 29, 2018

In honor of February Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an increased understanding and commitment to the Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University, known as HBCUs....

February 12, 2012

Danielle Baker, playing the role of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, guides her first group of fellow parishioners portraying escaped slaves through a back door into the St. Peter's Episcopal Church parish house en route to "Freedom Land." Photo/Sharon...

February 11, 2008

Absalom Jones is one of the Episcopal Church's and our nation's most heroic founding fathers, and on February 13, we commemorate blessed Absalom, the first black priest and founder of the first black congregation in the Episcopal Church. Absalom Jones had been born into slavery in 1746 and...

January 2, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Harold T. Lewis, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will serve as the keynote speaker on February 13 for Episcopal Divinity School's (EDS) 21st annual Absalom Jones Lecture. He will also serve as preacher at the Eucharist on February 14.

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November 7, 2007

To commemorate its legacy and embrace its future, more than 400 people came to the church that the Rev. Absalom Jones founded to celebrate its 215th anniversary.

"Honoring our Past -- Embracing our Future" was the theme of the November 2-4 celebration at the African Episcopal Church of...

October 31, 2007

Bishop Nathan D. Baxter of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will preach at the 2008 Absalom Jones Service set for February 16, 2008 at historic St. Agnes in Miami, Florida.

The annual observance commemorates Jones, the first African American to be ordained a priest in the...

February 12, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, preaching in Philadelphia on February 11, held up the life of Absalom Jones, the first African American Episcopal priest, as a remarkable example of a man whose love for God was so great that he made friends with enemies and gave his life in the...

April 1, 2006

Black history month held special meaning for parishioners at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia when they gathered to worship around the altar used by Absalom Jones, the first black Episcopal priest in the United States.

“Until recently, it has simply sat in a...

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February 12, 2004

A Keeper of the Charge!

February 13, 1997

Born in bondage, born in shackles, born stripped of all dignity, Absalom Jones was bound, determ

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In honor of February Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American p