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A Woman’s Place: The Philadelphia Eleven Screening

Saint John’s Cathedral, in partnership with St. Anne’s and St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Schools, will host a screening of The Philadelphia Eleven, a documentary chronicling the ordination of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church.

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, threatened and banned from stepping on church property.

In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who succeed in building a movement that transforms an age-old institution, and challenges the very essence of patriarchy within Christendom.”

Please join us for a screening of this powerful film. For more information, visit the film’s website here.