Two Opportunities to hear
The Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris
Episcopal Bishop & Civil Rights Activist
Witness to History, Maker of History
Speaking and Preaching
Saturday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Christ Church & San Marcos
43 South Broadway
Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.
130 1st Avenue
Bishop Barbara Harris served as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Massachusetts from 1989-2002, having been ordained as the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion. She served as assisting bishop in the Diocese of Washington (D.C.) from 2003-2007. Today, she is assisting bishop at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.
Prior to her episcopal ordination, Bishop Harris was a businesswoman, participant in the civil rights movement, and parish priest in Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, May 13, Bp. Harris will share her story and answer questions at a reception at Christ Church & San Marcos, Tarrytown.
or call 914-634-2074.
On Sunday, May 14, she will preach during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Grace Church, Nyack, then share and answer questions at a reception following.
As a young child, Barbara Harris heard her great-grandmother tell stories about living under slavery. Barbara would grow up to become a successful businesswoman, a passionate participant in the civil rights movement — including the march at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and later an Episcopal priest. In 1989, she became the first woman bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion. She served as Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts until her official retirement in 2002, but continued to serve as assisting bishop in the Diocese of Washington (D.C.) from 2003 to 2007.
Bishop Harris has been active in many causes and organizations in support of women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be inspired by a witness to history and a maker of history as part of your Mother’s Day weekend celebration.