Philadelphia 11 reflections: Church still learning from ordinations

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Posted Jul 29, 2014

[Episcopal News Service –Phoenix, Arizona] Fredrica Harris Thompsett, the Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reflects on the lessons taught to the church by the ordinations of the Philadelphia 11 40 years ago on July 29, 1974. She was the keynote speaker at a symposium July 26 that was part of an anniversary celebration in Philadelphia.

— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.