Feast of Absalom Jones on February 19
January 23, 2017
The Union of Black Episcopalians Chicago will celebrate the annual Feast Day of Absalom Jones at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago on Sunday, February 19 at 3 pm. This year's speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. All members of the diocese are invited to attend.
Absalom Jones was the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church. Born into slavery, he taught himself to read using the New Testament and went on to be a pioneer of religion, social action and transformation. Learn more about Absalom Jones.