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The Commemoration of Absalom Jones at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

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Carla Burns, who has chaired the Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine since 2011, provides history of how the service became a major diocesan event. This is available by clicking on Read complete text. The biography of Absalom Jones used in the  service bulletin supports why the  Episcopal Diocese of New York has an inclusive celebration format.  This can be read by clicking this link  . Also the committee developed a Sunday school lesson for youth which you can obtain by clicking on this link.
There are audio recordings for most of the sermons from the Commemoration of Absalom Jones at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine services. Unfortunately the audio from the 2013 service was not available so a pdf is attached of Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy ‘s sermon. As part of the maintenance of this website links to future sermons will be added. You can gain access to the sermons by clicking on the links below:

Absalom Jones 2012-0211 Rev Canon Calvin McIntyre

Absalom Jones 2013 0216 Sermon Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy

Absalom Jones 2014-0208 Rev Canon George Brandt

Absalom Jones 2015-0207 Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas

Absalom Jones 2016-0213 Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

Absalom Jones 2017-0211 Rev. Canon Gregory Jacobs

Absalom Jones 2018-0210 Ruby Nell Sales

Absalom Jones 2019-0209 Rt Rev Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Absalom-Jones 2020-0208 Rev Charles-A.-Wynder, Jr.

(March, 2020)

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