Book jacket, Oxford U. Press
See also Timeline entries for: 1944, 1951, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1987, 2012 & 2015.
James Primosch composed “Meditation for Candlemas”, first of several motets based on the poetry of Denise Levertov, who attended Emmanuel in the 1980s. It was sung in our service on Feb. 1, 2015. Here is the text of “Candlemas” from her collection Breathing the Water (NY: New Directions, 1987). Continue reading
Pauli Murray Roots & Soul Mural, Durham NC
credit: Brett Cook & Pauli Murray Project
Pauli Murray, first African American woman to attend Howard U. School of Law and former parishioner at Emmanuel, received her J.D.. For its sesquicentennial Howard is hosting a TEDx conference on 9/15/1917: Singing of a New American”: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century.
January 20. The Anthony Memorial Organ in the West Gallery is dedicated, honoring Silas Reed Anthony (1863-1914), who served as Parish Clark (1887-1898), Vestryman (1898-1906), and Junior Warden (1906-1914). The organ was a gift of his widow, Mrs. Randolph Frothingham.
March 22. Bishop William Lawrence and Rector Elwood Worcester officiated at the funeral of Andrew Robeson Sargent, who at the age of 42 died in his sleep. After graduating from Harvard College in 1900, he had followed in his father Charles Sprague Sargent‘s footsteps and worked as a landscape architect with his brother-in-law Guy Lowell. His wife Maria de Acosta Sargent, daughter of the writer Mercedes de Acosta, had been painted by his third cousin John Singer Sargent. His mother Mary Robeson Sargent and sisters Henrietta, Molly, and Alice Sargent gave in his memory our hymn boards and the carved doors to leading from our sanctuary to the “Bride’s Lobby”.
- His letters to his father Charles Sprague Sargent in the archives of the Arnold Arboretum.
- “Andrew Robson Sargent, Class of 1900.” The Harvard Graduates’ Magazine, 1918.
- “Andrew Robson Sargent Dies.” The New York Times, March 21, 1918.
- “Many Friends Mourn Andrew R. Sargent.” The Boston Daily Globe. March 23, 1918.