Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
1. St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church Marker
Front of marker
Inscription.  
[Front:]
• 1957: First integrated Episcopal church in DC

• 1969: Began Loaves & Fishes feeding program; hot meals still served every Saturday and Sunday at Noon

• 1975: Ordained four women to the priesthood, resulting in the ordination of women to be approved nationally

• 1976: Two male parishioners hold one of the first "holy union" ceremonies in the U.S.

[Reverse:]
• 1974: First public celebration of the eucharist by a woman priest

• 1976: Church land donated to construct Urban Village

• 1982: Founded the Samaritan Ministry, now a city-wide social service agency.

• 2006: Founded the Misa Algería and committed to becoming one congregation that speaks two languages.
 
Erected by St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church.
 
Location. 38° 55.986′ N, 77° 2.148′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Newton Street Northwest just from 16th Street Northwest, on the left
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
2. St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church Marker
Reverse of marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 Newton Street Northwest, Washington DC 20010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avenue of Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); Growing Strong (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elder Spirit (about 500 feet away); Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey (about 600 feet away); Sacred Heart Academy (about 600 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionHispanic AmericansWomen
 
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
3. St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Banner in English and Spanish on the church grounds image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
4. Banner in English and Spanish on the church grounds
St Stephen and the Incarnation
Episcopal Church
Faith . Community . Justice


We were the first Episcopal church in DC to :
Racially integrate (1957)
Ordain women to the priesthood (1975)
Bless a same sex union (1976)
Come make history with us.

Nosotros fuimos la primera iglesia Episcopal en DC en :
Integrarse racialmente (1957)
Ordenar a mujeres al sacerdocio (1975)
Benedecir a una relacionamento de parejas de personas de mismo sexo (1976)
Ven y haz historia con nosotros
 

More. Search the internet for St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide-view photo of marker in context • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement