Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

What a Celebration!!!

St. Luke’s and St. Simon Cyrene was full in the celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones.

Blessed Absalom Jones was the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church (Ordained in 1804).  Our Diocese gathered this past Saturday to celebrate with a liturgy and eucharist and much singing!

Some brought a dish from thier cultural roots for the fellowship gathering that followed.


A presentation of “Bringing Harriet Tubman to life” by Maggie Moore-Holley, who did a wonderful job channeling Harriet Tubman!

Enjoy the slide show and hear some of the music!