Posts made in February, 2021


The St. Barnabas Pasadena Story


Posted By on Feb 20, 2021

The links below are of the documentary THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (with appearances of Bishop Michael Curry).   From Absalom Jones and Richard Allen to Black Lives Matter and Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church We had a watching party and it was powerful! Use the links or scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet to watch! The Black Church | Episode 1 | PBS...

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Press release from the City of Pasadena: January 26, 2021 PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and their central role in our nation’s history with virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages. Pasadena Public Library; the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department; and the Pasadena Black History Committee...

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Reposted from https://episcopalpartnership.org/race-and-episcopal-church-history/ Sankofa, a Ghanaian symbol often depicted as a bird with its head turned backward, means “go back and fetch it.” Sankofa denotes the importance of learning from the past in order to make positive progress. Understanding the role of racism in the foundation of the Episcopal Church in America will facilitate the evolution of our institutions and our...

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Reposted From the Office of Public Affairs: In honor of February Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an increased understanding and commitment to the Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University, known as HBCUs. The Presiding Bishop invites Episcopalians “to deepen our participation in Christ’s ministry of...

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One of the highlights of Black History Month for the Episcopal Church is remembering the Rev. Absalom Jones. In 1794 Jones founded the first black Episcopal congregation, and in 1802 he was the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States

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