July 25, 2017

Welcome Back!

candles sacred

  I hope that you’re enjoying these last few weeks before the semester begins. I’m looking forward to re-opening our shared space and continuing to build a beloved community. Check out the google calendar that’s embedded in the website for details. And as always, follow Absalom Jones Episcopal Center and Chapel on Facebook for up-to-date […]

Partnership with Holy Cross Men’s Club Deepens


The partnership between AJEC and the Holy Cross Men’s Club (HCMC) continues grow. During their visit this February, HCMC joined us for worship and table fellowship. The discussion topic this month centered on Lenten practices. One student said, “I’m really excited about Lent this year. It’s only my second or third time doing something.” In […]

You are invited to a Holy Lent


Today Christians throughout the world will take on ashes. Some will receive ashes after standing in line waiting for hours, while others will get their ashes to go. Students and faculty in the AUC have a variety of choices for getting ashes placed on their foreheads here at Absalom Jones. Some will sneak in between […]

Monday Word: Khalil Gibran

The Archer

When I was first introduced to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, it did not speak to me. I simply could not connect to the words and the poetry being offered by the poet. However, something within me has changed, and I now find myself breathing in his work like fresh morning air. The following has shaped […]

A Lenten Journey of Restoration*

During the first Wednesday dinner in Lent, a freshmen reported his excitement about hosting his first “kickback” (defined as a laid back, relaxed party). The report sounded benign to most people present, but I curiously inquired with the student about the planned location for his event. When the young man didn’t have a clear answer, […]

Blessed are the Peace-makers: Peace activists from the Congo and Japan share their stories


Peace activists Jean Pierre Massamba of the Congo and Kyoko Itaka of Japan  

From Hate to Hope: a Call for Restorative Justice


This past Saturday, three of my young brothers thought that it was a good idea to beat another brother. They also decided to videotape the beating so that others could laugh(?) with them. This video displaying graphic images of a young man being kicked and punched while anti-gay slurs were being yelled has been viewed […]

Seeking a Worship Leader

Students worship together in celebration of the Feast of Absalom Jones

The Absalom Jones  Episcopal Chapel is seeking a praise and worship leader for Wednesday Evening’s in the Spring Semester A Stipend is available! Interviews:  Will be held at the Chapel through February 14, 2012 Info:     The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center seeks a person who is prayerful and has a heart for innovative forms of […]

Students Admire the New Website


Three Absalom Jones students, Ade, Johnathan, and De’Von, gather in the computer lab after Compline. They are admiring the newly launched site.

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