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Interactive timeline of the story of the Episcopal Church and women in ministry

Interactive timeline of the story of the Episcopal Church and women in ministry

On September 16, 1976, General Convention voted to ordain women, effective January 1, 1977.

To celebrate and remember, Mary Frances Schjonberg of Episcopal News Service has created an interactive timeline that recounts the history of women’s ordination.

As Louie Crew says on Facebook, “Give thanks for those who incurred stigma and all manner of other evil reprisals to prompt TEC to do what is right.”



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Mercedes Julian

A year after this grait decisión Of our Church, my Bishop invited me to seminaty saing: “Would you wish to go yo The seminary, because Now The women can be priest? And I said, :”I’m ready. My diocese in The Dinican Republic begun a seminary toguether wtih The Evangélica Church, and I was The first woman to hace The privilage to graduated in our seminary in 1983. The way after that was very dificultadas, but, by The grave Of God, I was ordained in Panamá in May 1, 1990. Today, I’m retired. Thank The Lord for his mercy! Amén

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