Sunday, November 15, 2015

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas consecrates new bishop

From Dallas-

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas heralded a new era Saturday with the consecration of Bishop George R. Sumner.

Clergy and parishioners packed the pews at First United Methodist Church downtown — which agreed to host the ceremony to accommodate the large crowd — and watched as the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and six other North American bishops formally installed Sumner.

“It really is as that old gospel song says: ‘Oh, happy day,’” Curry said. “‘Oh, happy day.’”

Sumner is the seventh bishop in the diocese’s history and replaces retired Bishop James M. Stanton. He was elected during a special convention in May, coming to Dallas after leading Wycliffe College in Toronto.

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