Holy Eucharist & Annual HBCU Welcome Sunday
During this Sunday’s principal Holy Eucharist, the Cathedral welcomes alums, organizations, families, and communities representing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of Black History Month. Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, President of St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC, preaches. The service includes music and prayers celebrating HBCUs with the choir of Bowie State University, Maryland’s oldest HBCU, joining the Cathedral musicians. All who seek a deeper relationship with God in Christ are welcome to receive Communion.
About Dr. McPhail
Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail is the 13th President of Saint Augustine’s University. Prior to joining Saint Augustine’s, Dr. McPhail served as President and CEO of the McPhail Group, LLC, and is a nationally recognized thought leader in higher education. She is the founding professor and director of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University. Dr. McPhail’s research interests lie in the intersection of three fields of higher education: leadership, governance, and learning.
More than 100 HBCUs exist in the United States. Most were established in the South after the American Civil War, often with the assistance of religious missionary organizations based in the northern United States. HBCUs opened the door of educational opportunity for many African Americans who were once legally denied an education. Additionally, these schools have provided African American students a nurturing environment to explore their collective identities and cultures. HBCUs have played a vital role in the education of many individuals and communities and in strengthening this nation.
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Presider: The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan
Preacher: Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail
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