News Coverage – Read about the July Celebration of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church

News Coverage – Read about the July Celebration of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church

All are invited to honor Saint Pauli Murray at this annual celebration. The service will feature fantastic music, a moving message and a welcoming reception.


Pauli Murray Service Article in the Durham Herald Sun





Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M.



 St. Titus’ Episcopal Church will host the annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray on Monday, July 1 @ 7:00 p.m. at 400 Moline Street, Durham, 27707. The celebration will be the second one to honor Pauli Murray as a saint since the Episcopal Church voted in 2012 to include her in Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints. She will be honored every July 1 on the church calendar. She is honored as a saint for her advocacy of the universal cause of freedom and as the first African American female priest ordained by the Episcopal Church.


The Rev. Stephanie Yancy, Interim Rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham, will offer the sermon and will be the celebrant. A choir composed of representatives of congregations in Durham will provide special music.  Also present will be drummers from St. Cyprians’ Church Oxford. Everyone is invited to the service and the reception that will follow on the church grounds.


The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray (1910 – 1985) was a nationally and internationally known advocate for human rights and social justice who grew up with her grandparents Robert and Cornelia Fitzgerald on Carroll Street in Durham.  In 1977 at age 66, she was the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. She celebrated her first Eucharist at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill where her grandmother had been baptized as a slave. Earlier, Pauli Murray worked to address injustice and promote reconciliation between races, sexes, and economic classes through her work as an attorney, writer, feminist, poet, and educator.

MORE INFO:  Mary Hawkins, 

St. Titus’ Episcopal Church        (919) 682-5504

NC Central University        (919)530-6424 


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