"People of Faith – Ambassadors of Peace"

This Saturday, February 5th, the Diocese of Pittsburgh will again come together, this year at Trinity Cathedral, to celebrate the life and ministry of Absalom Jones, the first African-American Episcopal priest.

The day will begin with the Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. The traditional sermon this year is being replaced by an Absalom Jones re-enactment created and presented by the Kuntu Repertory Theatre and based on his last sermon. The winner of the Frank E. Bolden Literary Contest will be announced and a presentation made during this service. Every parish is encouraged to bring a banner to process at the Eucharist.

Following lunch, an inter-faith panel will discuss how this year's theme, "People of Faith – Ambassadors of Peace," resonates in their traditions. The panel consists of Rabbi Art Donsky of Temple Ohav Shalom; Rev. Mary Louise McCullough, pastor of Sixth Presbyterian Church; Rev. David Herndon, minister of First Unitarian Church; and Imam Tadese of the Islamic Center. The panel will be moderated by the Rev. Jared Jackson.

Tickets for lunch and materials are $8 per person or $16 for a family, payable at the door. To reserve a place, please RSVP to office@episcopalpgh.org by Thursday, Feb. 3.

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