Ordained by Angels

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Date(s) - June 22, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All Saints Episcopal Church


All Saints Church will host a reading of the book Ordained By Angels: Memoir of an AIDS Chaplain by Father Jerry R. Anderson on June 22nd beginning at 6:00 PM.  

In 1981, Father Anderson came out as a Gay man at St. Patrick’s Church in Washington, DC, which set the stage for his ministry to those living with HIV/AIDS.  Father Anderson’s vision led to the creation of “The Episcopal Caring Response to AIDS” (ECRA) ministry.  In his memoir, Father Anderson reflects on his coming out process, his work in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and his personal struggles with sobriety.

He states “Ordained by Angels reflects not only upon the real life Angels who helped me build my ministries, but the Spiritual forces that are always available to us, especially in times of desperation and need. This is the story of how, in the midst of one of the most significant health crises of the twentieth century, love not only survived: it thrived. In the end it was love that pulled me through, just as it sustains me in facing the challenges of today.”

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