Church of Our Saviour

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In the Neighborhood: Absalom Jones Lecture

Each year the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge schedules a lecture honoring Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. This year’s lecture will be held on Wed., February 18, at 7:00 pm in St. John’s Memorial Chapel on the EDS campus.

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney will speak about the legacy of Absalom Jones in a post-colonial, neo-imperial world. Dr. Gafney serves as associate priest at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, the first African American Episcopal Church in the United States. She is also an Associate Professor of Hebrew and Hebrew Scripture at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Her book, Daughters of Miriam, an exploration of woman prophets in ancient Israel and Mesopotamia, was published in 2008.

Dr. Gafney will also preach at the Absalom Jones Eucharist in St. John’s Chapel on Thursday, February 19, at 8:30 am.

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