Li Tim-Oi, her mother, Bishop Mok, her father, Archdeacon Lee Kow Yan after her ordination as Deacon by Bishop R 0 Hall at St John’s Cathedral HK. Ascension Day 22 May 1941
Photo from Li Tim-Oi Story
Today (Jan, 24) the Episcopal Church commemorates Florence Li Tim-Oi: the first woman priest in the Anglican Communion (ordained on 25 January 1944). I encourage you to read her story:
At her birth in Hong Kong on 5 May 1907 Li Tim-Oi’s father called her “Much Beloved” because he valued her as a daughter even if others prefered sons.
Read the rest of her story: Litim-Oi | Li Tim-Oi’s Story.
The Li Tim-Oi Foundation was established in 1994. The Foundation funds It takes ONE woman: “It takes ONE woman sums up the story and aim of the LI TIM-OI FOUNDATION – founded in memory of the first Anglican woman priest – to empower Christian women to be agents of change in the Two-Thirds World.” (from the Foundation website)
Read more about the work of the Foundation: It takes ONE woman
Read about the Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion on Wikipedia
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We first posted this on 24 Jan. 2012. We share it once again and invite you to view the Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination posted by the Episcopal Church (Digital Network) ~Fr. Dan