Sunday, December 2, 2012

Episcopal diocese installs bishop

From Massachusetts-

The Rev. Douglas J. Fisher — a former Roman Catholic priest who was convinced by friends to return to the ministry by becoming a cleric in the Episcopal Church — was consecrated yesterday as the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

“This day is not about one person, but about the whole church,” said the newly ordained bishop, who previously served as rector of Grace Church in Millbrook, N.Y. “The ordination and consecration of a bishop is a deeply meaningful time when we all get to renew the faith that is within us and (to) recommit ourselves to following Jesus in his mission of mercy, compassion, and hope.”

He added that yesterday’s ceremonies represent “a time of celebration and inspiration for all God’s people.”

Bishop Fisher was ordained by the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, during services at the MassMutual Center.

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