Wednesday, December 2, 2015

First female priests ordained in Uruguay

From Anglican Journal-

History was made in Uruguay on November 22 with the first-ever ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in the country.

The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, the Rev. Cynthia Myers Dickin and the Rev. Susana Lopez Lerena were ordained priests on the Feast of the Reign of Christ at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo. All three had been deacons since the late ’90s, according to an email sent to the Anglican Journal by the bishop of the diocese of Uruguay, Michael Pollesel.

¨It has been 18 years since my ordination to the diaconate, and as the Almir Sater song I chose for my presentation says, ‘I know little,’ ” commented Lerena, alluding to a song by a Brazilian singer-songwriter. “But faith and blessings have been stronger than disappointments. Different people have contributed to the realization of this new stage.”

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