Absalom Jones

Kurt Knecht and Forrest Pierce in Dialogue

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The event will feature an exchange of ideas about Islamic and Christian mysticism with a special focus on daily practices. The dialogue will be both verbal and musical. Forrest and Kurt have each written new music for the event that will be performed by soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson.

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and the St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.

Bishop Bruce’s Absalom Jones Celebration Sermon

10-minute video. Bishop Bruce’s impassioned sermon at the Absalom Jones Celebration service drew a standing ovation. If you’d like to find out why you can watch the sermon here.

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

When: Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 4 p.m.
Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City.

Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. Please note, the date of this event has changed.

Absalom Jones: Unwavering Faith

Four-minute read. Who is this Absalom Jones that Episcopalians celebrate each year in February?

Black History Month. Remembering Absalom Jones

Four-minute Video. This is the second 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. This week, Absalom Jones.

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