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Church of the Epiphany Records
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This is a collection of papers, photos and printed materials relating to the Los Angeles Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, which served as a base for the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and more particularly the organizing efforts of Cesar Chavez.
The Church of the Epiphany in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles was founded in 1883, and is the oldest standing Episcopal Church in the City of Los Angeles. Bishop Johnson, the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Los Angeles, gave his first sermon as a new Bishop at Epiphany and many Bishops from all over the Anglican Communion including Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, have preached and celebrated at Epiphany. Cesar Chavez, the Founder of the United Farmworkers Union and long time friend of Epiphany, also graced its pulpit. In 2005 the church was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
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