Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Woman Priest to be Ordained in Diocese of Fort Worth

Katie Sherrod Reports:

It is with great rejoicing that we make the following announcement.

Thirty-three years after the Episcopal Church approved the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate, the first woman will be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

At 5:00 P.M. on Sunday Nov. 15 in St. Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Fort Worth, the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. [Ted] Gulick Jr. will ordain Deacon Susan Slaughter to the priesthood.

She will be the first woman ordained to the priesthood in the history of the Fort Worth diocese, which was founded in 1983. The Rev. Ms. Slaughter also will be the first woman rector of a parish in the diocese. The Episcopal Church approved women's ordination to the priesthood and episcopate in 1976 and the first women were ordained priests in January 1977.

Read the rest on the diocesan website: http://tinyurl.com/1stwomanpriestfw

1 comment:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

FELICIDADES to EVERYONE (I can´t even decide who to congratulate first)!!! This is a BIG DEAL and may Deacon Susan Slaughter rejoice forever amongst the ordained wherever she may be (but especially in Ft. Worth, Texas, TEC diocese, Primate Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop!