The Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch looks back to 1817—Episcopal priest Philander Chase Comes to Preach

Posted by Kendall Harmon

On May 3, 1817, he conducted the first...[Episcopal] service in Columbus at the Buckeye House hotel.

Four days later, he preached again at the High Street home of storekeeper Lincoln Goodale. “Some of those who came were merely curious. Others believed that God’s inerrant providence brought them to that spot. All listened with reverence as Chase intoned the service from the Book of Common Prayer and preached to them,” Lisa M. Klein wrote in her 2003 history of Trinity Episcopal Church, Be It Remembered.

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Posted May 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

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1. NoVA Scout wrote:

Philander Chase was the uncle (if memory serves) of Salmon P. Chase, later to be Governor of Ohio, presidential hopeful in the 1860 contests, Secretary of the Treasury in Mr. Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals”, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  As a boy, Salmon Chase came to live in his uncle’s household in Central Ohio after family disasters had left him without other options. St. John’s Church in Worthington, Ohio dates from the early 1800s is one of the few remaining buildings where Philander Chase preached.  Kenyon College in Gambier was founded by Philander Chase.  It is a fine school with rigourous academic standards and a lovely campus.

May 6, 8:10 am | [comment link]
2. SC blu cat lady wrote:

from the history of Christ Church Cathedral in No.LA.
“On November 16, 1805, Philander Chase, a young minister from Poughkeepsie arrived with a letter of introduction from Bishop Benjamin Moore of New York. The founders approved of young Chase”
Philander Chase was the first priest for Christ Church, NO LA now cathedral for the Diocese of Louisiana.

May 6, 2:51 pm | [comment link]


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