Tuesday, October 03, 2006

First Anglican women priests ordained in Church of Ceylon

The first women priests in Sri Lanka's Anglican Church have said their ordination is a dream come true.

The Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, along with the Rev. Malini Devananda, whose husband is an Anglican priest, and the Rev. Glory Jeyaraj, were ordained on September 14 by Bishop Duleep de Chickera of Colombo in the presence of hundreds of church members at the cathedral in the capital.

"I have no words to describe my joy," said Mayurawathie, who completed a bachelor's degree in theology in 1996. "I have waited and prayed for this ordination for years."

"This is a historic event,” Chickera said. "We are all happy finally that we have our women priests."
the rest-ACNS


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