Friday, November 18, 2016

New pastor ‘moves and shakes’ for the Lord

From Darien CT-

It is fitting that the celebration for Rev. Canon George Kovoor began with an Argentinian hymn sung in Spanish. The new rector of St. Paul’s Church in Darien was instituted on Nov. 2 in a celebratory mass featuring hymns in different languages and guests from around the globe, representative of Kavoor’s color and diversity and what he will bring to his new community.

“My primary focus is connecting with the immediate community and serving them,” Kovoor said. “This is clearly a privileged community, but are people happy? Are they at peace?”

Kovoor, 59, was born and raised in India and studied at the University of Delhi before being ordained as a minister with the Church of India. He served as a minister in his native country for a decade. After leaving India, he spent 30 years in the United Kingdom, working as a pastor and academic and became a chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II. Three years ago, Kovoor came to the United States with his family to work as a fellow and a rector at Yale University. He has traveled to over 96 different countries as an “ambassador for Christ” and learned several languages — and these are only a few of his many achievements since being ordained at age 23.

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