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Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

Sat, February 3, 2024 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

At the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

This Service will be streamed live on the Cathedral Website (stjohndivine.org), on the Cathedral YouTube Channel and on the Cathedral Facebook page, beginning at 10:30 a.m.


The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche,
Bishop of New York


The Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen
Associate Dean and Director of Formation
Berkeley Divinity School, Yale University

Please Register Below to Participate in the Celebration

We're sorry, but registrations to participate in the service are now closed - but please do plan to attend the service! All are welcome and there is plenty of seating.

Festival Choir

A festival choir made up of volunteers will sing. Two rehearsals remain.  They will be held at St. Edward the Martyr, Manhattan, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 27. (There is a possibility for an additional rehearsal, if needed.)

The choir will gather at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the celebration. Dress is all black (not choir robes).

2024 Choir for Absalom Jones
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Make a Donation in Honor of Absalom Jones

The Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal HBCUs supports two institutions affiliated with The Episcopal Church since the 1800s: Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees University in Denmark, South Carolina. Donations to these HBCUs (divided equally between the two) help support scholarships and financial aid for students in need as well as funding for quality facilities, faculty recruitment and retention, and the development of religious life on campus. Voorhees and Saint Augustine’s are seeking to build strong programs in STEM fields and the health sciences as they overcome the financial pressures created by COVID-19. As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has stated “That is a living legacy of Absalom Jones, who was born into slavery; his learning how to read led to his eventual emancipation from slavery and his work to bring slavery to an end and bear witness to the Gospel.”

Please note that credit card payments and payments by check are subject to handling fees. Zelle payments, on the other hand, are not subject to handling fees. If you wish to ensure that the full value of your offering reaches its intended users and your bank offers Zelle payments, we invite you submit your payment via Zelle to NYCHAPTERUBE@gmail.com.

If you wish to make a credit card donation, please use the form below. To make a donation by check, please make it payable to “Union of Black Episcopalians,” memo: “AJ Fund for HBCUs”, and mail it to
Mabel Wernham, Treasurer
2040 Bruckner Blvd. Apt 14A
Bronx, NY 10473

To make a fee-free donation from your bank via the Zelle payment app, please log in to your bank account* and direct the Zelle payment to NYCHAPTERUBE@gmail.com Memo: “AJ Fund for HBCUs”.

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Sat, February 3, 2024
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Carla Burns


The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025 United States
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