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Episcopal Office of Communication to videotape 40th anniversary of women’s ordination celebration

July 14, 2014
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The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will offer the video of the special celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination on July 26. The video will be offered on-demand at no fee.

On Saturday, July 26, the Diocese of Pennsylvania is hosting a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach at the 3 pm Eucharist at Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, the site of the 1974 ordinations.

Working in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, the Office of Communication will video the event and will prepare for on-demand viewing later that evening.  The on-demand will be available here

“The 40th anniversary of women’s ordination is a milestone of great importance for The Episcopal Church,” commented Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services.  “Our goal is to offer this video so people from throughout the church can share in the celebration.”

For more information contact Collins, or Henry Carnes at the Diocese of Pennsylvania,


Preceding the Eucharist will be a symposium featuring: Dr. Fredrica Thompsett, Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at Episcopal Divinity School as the keynote speaker; and a panel discussion with the Rt. Rev. Dr. Carol Gallagher, the Rev. Miguelina Howell, the Rev. Pamela Nesbit, Archdeacon, and Nokomis Wood, moderated by the Very Rev. Katherine H. Ragsdale, Dean and President of the Episcopal Divinity School. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wittig, one of the original Philadelphia eleven ordinands, will close the symposium with a meditation.  For symposium registration, more info and opportunities for participation here  or here.



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