by Lauri Cielo
313 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sages are an energetic group of people who meet monthly on a Wednesday for lunch and discussion. All ages are welcome to attend. Bring your own brown bag lunch!
At this Sages gathering, parishioner Libby Browne will give an illustrated talk on Absalom Jones’s Philadelphia. Absalom Jones, who attended St. Peter’s Church as an enslaved person, became a highly respected leader of the free black community of Philadelphia. Together with Richard Allen, he founded the Free African Society, a non-denominational group. Later he founded the first African-American Episcopal Church, the African Church of St. Thomas, in 1794. He was ordained as the first black Episcopal priest in 1804.