Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs John Will says: Press Release Service Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm Perhaps you could name those who have died, but were with the original group?The Rev. Jeannette Piccard was the oldest one ordained that day as I have been told.She has a granddaughter who is an Episcopal priest, and one who is a Presbyterian pastor. Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Featured Jobs & Calls Thomas Hofer says: July 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm These women were and are brave, smart, and effective advocates for justice. They have made and are making the Episcopal Church a better institution. Thank God for them. Comments (9) Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET July 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm More and more, it appears that the fact that these women were illegally ordained and that their ordinations were invalidated by the House of Bishops meeting at an airport hotel in Chicago is disappearing from the record. Of course, the ordination of women was legalized in the Episcopal Church in 1976, with the first female priest, Jacqueline Means, being ordained January 1, 1977. The Rev. Meg Ingalls says: Submit an Event Listing July 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm I am so grateful for their courage and their sacrifice so that others of us could come along and serve our Lord and this church. Thank God for them. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Attending the July 26 celebration were, left to right, the Rev. Alison Cheek, retired Bishop of Costa Rica Antonio Ramos, the Rev. Carter Heyward, the Rev. Merrill Bittner, the Rev. Marie Moorefield Fleischer and the Rev. Nancy Wittig. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The following are summaries of the lives and work of the priests known as the Philadelphia 11 since their “irregular” ordinations on July 29, 1974.The Rev. Merrill Bittner, 67, served in the Diocese of Rochester from 1973 to 1976, including a 1973-1975 term as an associate at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Webster, New York. She worked as a hospital chaplain and served at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Rumford, Maine from 2001-2006. She married Nancy Noppa, a college friend with whom she had traveled the United States, in 2013.The Rev. Alla Bozarth, 67, founded Wisdom House, a Minneapolis-based interfaith spirituality center. After her husband died in 1985, she returned to her native Oregon and continued her ministry with Wisdom House West. She serves as resident priest of there and writing poetry and prose. She has written two books on grief, Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello ~ Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss (1982) and A Journey through Grief (1990). Some of her poetry is on a blog here.The Rev. Alison Cheek, 87, served at St. Stephen’s and Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. After her husband died, she served at Trinity Memorial Church in Philadelphia before studying at the Washington Institute of Pastoral Psychotherapy and beginning her own counseling practice. She later joined the faculty of Episcopal Divinity School as director of feminist liberation theology studies. After retirement, she moved to Maine and became part of the staff of the Greenfire Retreat Center, then active in Tenants’ Harbor. She also affiliated with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland, and served as spiritual counselor, pastoral minister, and supply priest for St. Peter’s until she moved in 2013 to Brevard, North Carolina.The Rev. Emily C. Hewitt, 70, worked for a short time at Andover Newton Theology School as an assistant professor of religion and education before earning a law degree from Harvard. She retired in 2013 as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is an avid long distance race walker and won the U.S. National Race Walking medal in 1987.The Rev. Carter Heyward, 68, was hired by Episcopal Divinity School, along with the Rev. Suzanne R. Hiatt, in January 1975. Heyward taught at EDS until 2005. She was the author of many books and scholarly papers. She moved back to her native North Carolina and now runs and teaches at a therapeutic horseback riding center.The Rev. Suzanne R. Hiatt (1944-2002) taught on the faculty of Episcopal Divinity School from 1975 until her retirement in 1999. She was the author of many books and scholarly papers.The Rev. Marie Moorefield Fleischer, 70, left the Episcopal Church in 1975 and became a United Methodist minister. She served as a chaplain in Methodist healthcare settings. She was recognized as an Episcopal priest in 1985 and since then served parishes and diocesan offices in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Western New York. She served as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of North Carolina from 2001-2006. Her husband, astronomer Robert Fleischer, died in 2001.The Rev. Jeanette Piccard (1895-1981), served as an unpaid assistant at her home parish of St. Philip’s in Minneapolis. She was a popular speaker throughout that area. She and her husband, Jean Felix Piccard, were pioneering aviators and she was the first woman licensed as a hot air balloon pilot in the United States and the first woman to pilot a stratosphere-capable balloon to that height, and thus she has been called “the first woman in space.” She served as a consultant to NASA.The Rev. Betty Bone Schiess, 87, was the executive director of the Mizpah Educational and Cultural Center for the Aging in Syracuse, New York, from 1973-1984. She later served in various campus ministry and parish positions in New York, where she still lives. She reported that she recently wrote a letter to her local newspaper about failed U.S. immigration policy, suggesting that the U.S. ought to return the Statue of Liberty to France. She says that she received more hate mail over the letter than she did during the time around her ordination.The Rev. Katrina Welles Swanson (1935-2005) was hired by St. Stephen’s, a poor parish in St. Louis, Missouri, as an assistant for a dollar a year in 1975. In 1978, she became the first female rector in the tri-state New York metro area when she was hired as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City, New Jersey, where she served until retiring in 1995. The website devoted to her memory, Katrina’s Dream, promotes the full inclusion of women in society and urges people to support passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her husband, the Rev. George Swanson, continues to promote her causes.The Rev. Nancy Hatch Wittig, 68, served parishes in the Diocese of Newark before a 20-year term as rector of the Church of St. Andrew in the Fields in Philadelphia. She moved to Ohio after retirement and is an assistant at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Ohio. In 2012, she married Pamela Darling, an author and lay leader in the Episcopal Church.The ordaining bishopsRetired Colorado Bishop Suffragan Daniel Corrigan, retired Pennsylvania Bishop Robert L. DeWitt and retired West Missouri Bishop Edward R. Welles II (Katrina Wells Swanson’s father) have all died. Costa Rica Bishop Antonio Ramos, who assisted at the ordinations and who was the only one of the four who then was exercising jurisdiction in the church, is retired.Sources: The Episcopal Clerical Directory (Church Publishing, 2013), Wikipedia entry, Religion News Service, The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven, Darlene O’Dell (Seabury Books, 2014). Rector Albany, NY Women’s Ministry, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Joseph F Foster says: Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Where are the Philadelphia 11 – and their ordaining bishops – now? August 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm Thanks and congratulations to each of you for lives well lived and service to us all.formerly of South Pasadena, Ca Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 28, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Elsbeth Freitag says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab July 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm All 11 are in the list. You will see their life dates noted just after their names. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm I thank these brave women and brave bishops for opening the doors to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are all the richer for it! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA William Rankin says: July 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm That’s the way things generally work in the Episcopal Church. A maverick group of trendies do whatever they please and then the rest of the church goes along to become Wholly Trendy. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rev Dr Helen Betenbaugh says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm A bishop under whom I served in another diocese, and for whom I have great respect and affection, emailed all clergy some years ago that, on the occasion of one of the anniversaries the next weekend, he would attend no celebrations because he liked things “in order,” but would give thanks for the ministries of all women. Too late to notify him prior, I included it in my sermon and then called him first thing Monday morning to report what I’d said “behind his back.” “Basically it came down to 2 things,” I said. “That you didn’t grill hot dogs and hamburgers on the 4th, and that you are opposed to the founding of the Church in England in the first place, neither the national nor the ecclesiastical event being “in order.” A slight pause. A big chuckle. And then, “You got me! Well done!” God bless those incredibly courageous, dedicated women and the bishops who ordained them. They blazed a trail along which thousands of us have walked since. And God bless those whose minds and hearts have been open to change in the years since. Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Judy Mathews says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Philadelphia 11, Comments are closed. 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