2/11 – Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration & 2/12 – Sunday Spirtuality and the Arts

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Episcopal Diocese of New York invites you to the Diocesan Celebration of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones, Priest (1746-1818). Commemorating the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, a festive Holy Eucharist will be celebrated with congregational representatives processing with their banners, singing in the combined choir and more. The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Bishop of New York, will celebrate and The Rev. Canon Gregory Jacobs, Diocese of Newark, will preach. We will be joined by a Diocesan Festival Choir led by Jeannine Otis, Director of Music at St. Marks in the Bowery and Bill Randolph, Assistant Cathedral Organist. For more information about this event see this link.

For more information about this most important leader in the Episcopal church, see this webpage link.

Feast Day of Absalom Jones

On Sunday, February 12th, we begin a new series begins after the 11 am service. Over the next year, we are launching an occasional forum series featuring members of our parish who make art in a variety of media, as well as some guest presenters. Our hope is to explore how making art expresses and forms our spirituality, and perhaps along the way to ponder what it means to be made in the image of an infinitely creative God. We begin with our own Eve Beglarian, who is a composer. More participants and dates will be coming soon!