Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Absalom Jones Service set for Feb. 15

The annual diocesan Absalom Jones Service will be held on Saturday, February 15 at 12 noon at St. Thomas, Freeman. Bishop-Elect Haynes will serve as Celebrant. St. Thomas is located at 6271 Belfield Road in Freeman.

In 1794 Absalom Jones founded the first black Episcopal congregation, and in 1802 he was the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is listed on the Episcopal calendar of saints and is remembered liturgically on the date of his death, February 13.