Tag: Women’s History Project

The Laborer is Worthy of Her Pay (Luke 10:7 and 1 Timothy 5:18)

Written By: The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe We are a changing diocese. One marker of this change is in our clergy. According to the Church Pension Group, we currently have 187 priests actively serving […]

Lifting High the Cross

From sixth to twelfth grade, I attended St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. This historic downtown church was founded in 1729 and the leading families of Wilmington made it their church home (either […]

Raising Up Leaders

Reflection By: The Rev. Deacon Mary Beth Emerson My childhood exposure to women and leadership roles in the church was a mixed bag: many of the Roman Catholic nuns who were my teachers were kind, […]

Breaking New Ground and Paving the Way

A personal reflection on a priest and a friend By: June Huber When I read in “e-Communique” that the Diocese was looking for stories and reflections about women who play “meaningful and important roles as […]

Personal Reflection on Ordination Process

The Rev. Ann Stribling is a 76 year-old, female priest who was ordained in the Diocese of Virginia in 1982 and served until the year 2000. Below she reflects on her journey to the ordained […]