Wednesday, May 11, 2011

East Tennessee bishop-elect receives church's consent

From ENS-

Bishop-elect George D. Young III has received the required majority of consents from the wider Episcopal Church to his consecration and ordination, according to a press release from the Office of Public Affairs.
Young was elected on Feb. 12. His ordination and consecration service is set for June 25; Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will officiate.

Under the canons of the Episcopal Church (III.11.4), a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to a bishop-elect's ordination as bishop within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.

While Young has already received the necessary majority of consents, consents will continue to be accepted up to and including the July 9 deadline date, the release said.

Young, 55, will succeed Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who will retire upon his successor's ordination. VonRosenberg served the diocese for more than 12 years.

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