Afro: Barrier Breaking Bishop Dies at 89

In the middle of Women’s History Month, the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, a barrier-breaking heroine, the first woman to be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the global Anglican Communion, died, March 13, in Lincoln, Massachusetts, following a hospitalization in Boston.  She was 89.

Harris will go down in history books as the first woman ever ordained a Bishop in the Anglican Communion, however, to many she was more- a fearless, unapologetic, witty leader who, was small in stature but mighty in her passion for God’s people.

An avid freedom fighter, Harris’ fight for justice and doing God’s was not always as a clergy person.

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