The Philadelphia Eleven

A New Feature-Length Documentary

“For the Sake of the Unity of the church i beg you to reconsider your intention to present yourself for ordination”

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, threatened and banned from stepping on church property.

In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who succeed in building a movement that transforms an age-old institution, and challenges the very essence of patriarchy within Christendom.

Join us at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church as we offer free showings of this film on Thursday March 14 @ 6:30pm and a matinee on Sunday March 17 @ 3:30pm.

Thursday March 14 @ 6:30pm

Sunday March 17 @ 3:30pm