Honors for a Saint of Georgia

The Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase has prepared a Bible study guide as the Diocese of Georgia prepares for its one-day revival, “Faithless Fear, Boundless Faith.”

The study guide centers on Anna Ellison Butler Alexander (1865-1947), the first black deaconess in the Episcopal Church. The revival will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 with a Holy Eucharist at Church of the Good Shepherd, Brunswick, Alexander’s home parish.

The diocese designated Alexander as a saint of Georgia in 1998. Her feast day is Sept. 24. General Convention voted in 2015 to include her in Holy Women, Holy Men.

Deaconess Alexander Study Guide by TheLivingChurchdocs on Scribd


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