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Absalom Jones Celebration: Eucharist & Reception

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Absalom Jones Celebration: Holy Eucharist & Reception

You are invited to attend a commemoration of the life and ministry of Absalom Jones, the first African-American Episcopal priest (1746—1818). The program will include worship, music, a live interpretation of the friendship of Jones and the first ordained African-American Methodist minister, Richard Allen, and a reception following.


Welcome and introductions, the Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, priest-in-charge, St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Book of Common Prayer, (with selected readings from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer), the Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, Celebrant.

Sermon by the Rev. Karen Ward, St. Andrew’s and All Souls Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon

Music by Mr. William Crane and the choir of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

Following the Eucharist, Joe Nunn and Michael Grice of the congregation of St. Philip the Deacon will present a dramatic interpretation of a conversation between the Rev.  Absalom Jones and his lifelong friend, the Rev. Richard Allen.


Please join us in the parish hall of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church following the service and dramatic reading for food and conversation.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, priest-in-charge, at  503-281-5802, or 541-305-5549 (mobile).

Sponsored by the Commission to End Racism, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon


February 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Diocese of Oregon
Diocese of Oregon


St. Philip the Deacon, Portland
120 NE Knott Street
Portland, NULL 97212
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(503) 281-5802