Diocese of Chicago Celebrates Absalom Jones Commemoration

March 04, 2015

On February 15, 2015, the Diocese of Chicago celebrated the annual commemoration of Absalom Jones as a saint of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Eddie Glaude, the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University was the speaker at the celebration, which took place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Watch Dr. Gaude's address, and other video from the celebration below:

 Dr. Eddie Glaude's keynote address:

 The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville Burrows provides the invocation

The Rev. Dr. Juan Reed reads from a sermon preached January 1st, 1808 by the Rev. Absalom Jones

Bishop Lee offers remarks and benediction

" When the Saints Go Marching In"

"Lift Every Voice and Sing"

"We Shall Overcome" Organ Improvisational by Dr. Keith Hampton

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