May 28, 1975

Hong Kong Priest Visits Southern Ohio


Diocesan Press Service

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On a historic occasion, the Rev. Jane Hwang Hsien Yuen, center, celebrates the Eucharist at Washington's Church of the Epiphany May 4, marking the first time a woman had officially functioned as a priest in an Episcopal church in the U. S. Ordained to the Anglican priesthood in Hong Kong in 1971, she conducted the Washington service at the invitation of Episcopal Bishop William F. Creighton of Washington. Assisting her are the Rev. Leslie Smith, left, and the Rev. James Gray. (Credit: Religious News Service Photo).