The last time I wrote about the movie The Philadelphia Eleven, a documentary about the ordination of the first eleven women priests in the Episcopal Church, it was to ask for your financial support to help get the film completed. You and others responded, and the movie premiered on the fiftieth anniversary of the ordinations in the church where they took place. Hallelujah!
You can celebrate this momentous fiftieth anniversary, and celebrate the access to ordained life for women by seeing it for yourself. Even for those of us who think we know this story–I promise, it will move you, and leave your faith strengthened.
There are now at least three opportunities for people in Arizona to see the film:
When: Saturday, November 11th
Where: Mary D. Fisher Theater, Sedona Film Festival
Hosted By: St. Thomas, Clarkdale & St. Andrew’s, Sedona
Details: Screening and Post-Viewing Discussion Panel – A post-screening discussion will follow with Episcopal women priests serving in Northern Arizona. Episcopal churches in Northern Arizona from Clarkdale, Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, and Winslow have been blessed to have women priests lead their congregations for more than two decades. Join us to hear how, in standing on the shoulders of the Philadelphia Eleven, Episcopal women priests continue to shape our experiences of God in the church and the world. Learn more HERE
When: November 10th, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM – Doors Open At 6:00 PM
Where: All Saints’ Church & Day School – 6300 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012-1109
Details: The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona invites all to attend the screening of this historic documentary. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be accepted at the door and will go toward seminary education that will continue the legacy of the Philadelphia 11.
When: November 5th, 2023
Time: 6:oo PM
Where: Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tucson
Details: Grace St. Paul’s is pleased to screen this important documentary. Tickets are $5 per person and you can opt for additional donations. Purchase Tickets at https://gsptucson.org/tickets/