The 40th anniversary of the ordination of Episcopal women was celebrated this summer in many places. One was held at he Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia where the 1974 “irregular” ordination took place. Another was held in Chapel Hill at another Church of the Advocate. I attended the one in NC on August 24 where Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward and Rev. Allison Cheek were present. What fun it was to be with these saints and to hear Carter’s message of Jesus’ radical love and kindness.
(Pictured: Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, Bishop Michael Curry, unidentified woman, and Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo by Jeanette Stokes.)