Monday, November 9, 2015

Maryland Episcopal Diocese looks to new bishop for healing

From Maryland-

At her welcoming service Sunday as the new assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen urged clergy and lay people to let go of the emotional upheaval of the past year.

She never spoke Heather Cook's name, but Knudsen's Evensong sermon addressed a diocese still shaken by her predecessor's drunken crash that killed a Baltimore cyclist nearly a year ago. Cook, 59, was sentenced last month to seven years in prison in the death of 41-year-old Thomas Palermo.

"Evensong is a time to put to rest the business, the tragedies, the sadness, the disillusionments, as well as the joys, the celebrations and the victories of each day," Knudsen said. "In other words, Evensong represents the closing of a door and looks ahead to the opening of the door of the morning.

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