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The Right Reverend Barbara C. Harris, 1930-2020

The Right Reverend Barbara C. Harris, 1930-2020

 

Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no

longer: Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon

them; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work

in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

In the midst of chaotic world news, a fierce soul has passed into life eternal. Remembrances and memorials are popping up on social media. The Diocese of Massachusetts is offering this one written by Tracy J. Sukraw. The Diocese of Massachusetts has also invited us all to leave our messages of remembrance using the form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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Constance

I served in the House of Bishop's secretariat during the 1991 General Convention in Phoenix. Bishop Harris was the only woman in the HoB, and at that time many of her fellow bishops wouldn't speak to her or acknowledge the legitimacy of her ordination.
Of all the bishops with whom we worked, she was the most polite and the most fun. In those days so many bishops were stuffy, just plain arrogant and self-important. She was human and with a great sense of humor. I've never forgotten her.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Mary Beth Butler

This picture is giving me life today!!! God bless Bishop Barbara, who said, "Don't initiate us into the church and then PRETEND we've only had a half-assed baptism."

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