Absalom Jones

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


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...

January 29, 2003

The Episcopal Divinity School's annual Absalom Jones Celebration will feature the Rev. Kortwright Davis and the Rev. Zenetta M. Armstrong. Davis will deliver a lecture, 'The Episcopal Face of Ebony Grace,' at 7:00 p.m. on February 12. Armstrong will serve as celebrant at the Eucharist the next...