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Trinity Cathedral Portland

Film Screening: The Philadelphia Eleven

Join us for a free public screening of "The Philadelphia Eleven," a feature-length documentary recounting the controversial ordination of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church.

Film Screening: The Philadelphia Eleven
Film Screening: The Philadelphia Eleven

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Trinity Cathedral Portland , 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

About the Event

Join us for a free public screening of The Philadelphia Eleven, a feature-length documentary recounting the controversial ordination of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church. The screening will be followed by a conversation with special guests.

Free; donations gratefully accepted. Childcare available from 1:30-4:00 pm.

Register in advance: https://onrealm.org/TrinityEpiscopalpdx/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=MDc4YjEwZDUtN2Q0Yi00NjZmLWE1NDItYjFhODAxNTEwMjk4

About the Film: In 1974, there was a dramatic breakthrough of the so-called stained glass ceiling that gave hope to Christian women everywhere. At a church in Philadelphia, a group of eleven women were ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in violation of the constitution and canons of the Episcopal Church – which at the time stated that only men were eligible for ordination.

The Philadelphia Eleven tells a story that continues to resonate today as women seeking ordination continue to face resistance, disrespect and exclusion from roles reserved by men for men. The documentary explores the lives of these remarkable women who succeeded in transforming an age-old institution despite the threats to their personal safety and the risk of rejection by the church they loved. These women became and remain an inspiration for generations of women in the ministry, and a clarion call for the entire Christian Church.

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