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 refer to the pdf. The 2021 Absalom celebration was a virtual event due to the COVID19 pandemic. The link associated with the sermon provides assess to the recording of the-service and this link is to a panel discussion : Absalom Jones and the Essential Worker: Yellow Fever 1793 – COVID 2019.
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.
Absalom Jones 2021-0220 The Honorable Byron Douglas Rushing
(May , 2021)