This past Sunday the supply priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church was the Rev Virginia Brown.

I noticed that she was reciting the Eucharistic Prayer from memory. Curious, I asked her how long she had been ordained. I was amazed to learn that she had been ordained a priest 42 years ago! It turns out, she was the first woman to be ordained within her Episcopal Province.

I love that the Episcopal Church ordains women to the Priesthood.

I really don’t understand why a church would exclude woman from being pastors? Its discrimination with no place in the modern church.

I am very thankful for Rev Beth Fain for being an incredible priest to myself and my family.

I am elated that the The Episcopal Diocese of Texas chose Rev Kai Ryan to be its next Bishop Suffragan.

And feel honored to have met Rev Virginia Brown this morning, and to hear her story of courage and calling against considerable opposition all those years ago.


Photo credit: Rev Ale Trillos

4 thoughts on “Joy

  1. Please add my Joshua to your prayer lists and on your church’s list. He’s waiting to be added to a new wild-land firefighting team and then they will be added to the Forestry Departments Fire Board to be called out for a forest fire as needed. He’s thinking they may go to Arizona in a couple weeks (temps will be in the 120’s in some areas). Although I’m very proud of the work he does, I still see a 5 year old lil boy in a fireman’s suit on Halloween when I see pics of him on a fire. ♥️💔

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  2. Hello Rev Brown
    I know you are a very busy man.
    But I am in need of someone to talk to and was wondering if there’s any way I could meet with you and your wife, either in person or via a video call.

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