Almighty God, who didst rescue Samuel Ajayi Crowther from slavery, sent him to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to his people in Nigeria, and made him the first bishop from the people of West Africa: Grant that those who follow in his steps may reap what he has sown and find abundant help for the harvest; through him who took upon himself the form of a slave that we might be free, the same Jesus Christ; who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Samuel Crowther, married to an African woman released from the same slave ship as himself, became the first African to be ordained an Anglican priest. pic.twitter.com/PVTF3oAAm5
— TTU ASO 🌍 (@TTU_ASO) April 27, 2018