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President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School Joins Us to Begin Holy Week

The Very Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock RagsdaleThe Episcopal Church in Vermont will welcome The Very Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and Dean, and Professor of Theology, Episcopal Divinity School, as she participates in a variety of events held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington

  • Palm Sunday:  President Ragsdale will offer the homily and sermons at the three worship services at the Cathedral, 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00 AM.
  • Monday Evening: As part of the Taizé Service, 7:30 PM, President Ragsdale will offer the reflection.
  • Holy Tuesday:  Our bishop and clergy will gather for the annual Quiet Day at the Cathedral.  President Ragsdale will offer reflections on the theme “What About Me?!”  Keeping a Holy Lent during Our Busiest Season.  A Noon Eucharist, including the renewal of ordination vows and the blessing of holy oils, followed by a late lunch will round out the day.  Clergy should check their email for more information about this event. Registration deadline is March 19.

An activist, President Ragsdale is known for her commitment to social justice, having served on the national boards of The White House Project, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice among others. She has consulted in the areas of professional ethics, organizational planning and development, advocacy training, and theological foundations of public policy advocacy. A bivocational priest, she was vicar of St. David’s in Pepperell, MA and President of Political Research Associates in Somerville, MA until her appointment at EDS.

Susan Ohlidal,
Canon for Ministry Development

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