The Society of Saint Anna the Prophet, a vowed, dispersed community of Episcopal women over the age of 50, will hold The Holy Eucharist and Vow Ceremony service at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Atlanta on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at 11 a.m.
The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, retired Suffragan Bishop of North Carolina and Bishop Visitor to SSAP, will celebrate and preach at the service. Two SSAP members will take life vows and four first-year provisionals will be presented.
SSAP was founded in 2005 in Atlanta by our first Superior, the Rev. Nan Baxter, and is recognized as a Christian Community under the canons of The Episcopal Church. The mission of SSAP is Godly aging, and ministry with the young and old, particularly with those not able to participate in a parish church. Members of SSAP are residents of Georgia and several other states. The headquarters is in Atlanta.
Inspired by Anna, the only elder woman mentioned in the New Testament, we are lay and ordained, single, married, partnered and widowed, retired and still employed. We are dedicated to diversity in our membership . We live in our own homes, in care centers and at a distance. Our vows to simplicity, creativity and balance are life changing.
For more information or to contact us, visit our website at www.annasisters.org, or email our Director of Provisionals and Novices at email@example.com. Applicants must be confirmed Episcopalians, over the age of 50, with a heart for ministry to elders and children, a passion for discovering the gift of their own aging and a longing for intentional community.
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is at 2089 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307.