Loving God, we thank you for the ministries of Edward Thomas Demby, bishop of your Church who, though limited by segregation, served faithfully to your honor and glory. Assist us, we pray, to break through the limitations of our own time, that we may minister in obedience to Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Feast day: April 14.
This is the first in a series of four weekly videos remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video will be published each Thursday throughout February.
- Week One, February 4, 2021: Edward Thomas Demby
- Week Two, February 11, 2021: Absalom Jones
- Week Three, February 18, 2021: Thurgood Marshall
- Week Four, February 25, 2021: Anna Julia Haywood Cooper
Find out more about Edward Thomas Demby:
Giving – Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities
It is customary for offerings at services remembering Absalom Jones to be given to The Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As we will not be meeting in person to celebrate Absalom Jones, please consider making a donation via the donation button below.