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Trinity Cathedral Portland

Guest Preacher: Katharine Jefferts Schori

As we close our weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Eleven, the first 11 women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church, we are thrilled to welcome former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as our guest preacher at the 10:00 service.

Guest Preacher: Katharine Jefferts Schori
Guest Preacher: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Time & Location

Aug 04, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT

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

About the Event

As we close our weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Eleven, the first 11 women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church, we are thrilled to welcome former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as our guest preacher at the 10:00 service. 

Join us in the cathedral, or watch the livestream on YouTube  or Facebook.

Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in June 2006 – the first woman to be elected Presiding Bishop. Over the course of her 9-year term, Bishop Jefferts Schori was responsible for initiating and developing policy for the Episcopal Church and spoke on behalf of the church regarding the policies, strategies, and programs authorized by General Convention. She was vocal about the Episcopal Church’s mission priorities, including the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals, issues of domestic poverty, climate change, and care for the earth, as well as the ongoing need to contextualize the gospel.

Bishop Jefferts Schori’s career as an oceanographer preceded her studies for the priesthood, to which she was ordained in 1994. She holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University, an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and several honorary doctoral degrees. She remains an active, instrument-rated pilot – a skill she applied when traveling between the congregations of the Diocese of Nevada, where she was elected bishop in 2000 and ordained to the episcopate on February 24, 2001. At the time of her election as bishop of Nevada, she was a priest, university lecturer, and hospice chaplain in Oregon.

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