Lecture at St. James by Reverend Dr. Graebner

Join us for an afternoon talk by Rev. Brooks Graebner

September 27, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at St. James Parish

"From the embers of Colonial Establishment:  The emergence of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina 1817-1826"

This program will examine the challenges facing the Episcopal Church in North Carolina in the aftermath of the American Revolution and trace the ways that the Church sought to address those challenges in the years following its re-organization in 1817.  The program will highlight the pivotal role of St. James’ Rector, the Rev. Adam Empie, in the effort to revitalize the Church throughout North Carolina.


About our Guest

The Rev. Brooks Graebner has served as rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough since 1990. He moved to North Carolina in 1973, following graduation from the University of Virginia, to attend Duke Divinity School. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1976, and continued his studies at Duke, earning a Ph.D. in American Religious History in 1984.  He completed a year of Anglican studies at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1985. For 15 years he served as an adjunct faculty member at Duke, teaching courses in Anglican Studies.  He now offers courses in Church History and Anglicanism for the Diocese of North Carolina through the Deacon Formation Program and the diocesan School of Ministry.For 10 years Brooks served as an Officer and Director of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.  He currently serves as Historiographer for the Diocese of North Carolina, writing and lecturing about the history of the Episcopal Church in our State. He has written for Our State Magazine and for Anglican and Episcopal History.

Admission: $10

The talk will take place in the Great Hall at St. James Episcopal Church. Coffee and cake will be served after the program.

Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Proceeds benefit the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens.

Register now

Call (910) 762-0570 or email info@burgwinwrighthouse.com


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