Monday, September 11, 2017

Gathering of Episcopal bishops comes to Fairbanks

From Alaska-

A worldwide assembly of Episcopal bishops will come to Alaska for the first time this month for a series of meetings and blessings in Fairbanks and Interior villages.

Rt. Rev Mark Lattime, the Bishop of Alaska, said in an interview this week that he’s been inviting his fellow bishops to Alaska since he became bishop seven years ago. He learned last year that the House of Bishops had chosen Fairbanks for its fall 2017 meeting.

“This is a historic event,” he said. “I have been extending the invitations, sort of tongue in cheek, not expecting anyone to ever take me up on the offer. But with the new presiding Bishop Michael Curry, he said, ‘Sure, we’re going to come.’ So here they come.” 

About 128 bishops and about 78 of their spouses are scheduled to be in Alaska on Sept. 21-26 for one of the body’s twice-yearly meetings. The assembly will include meetings, services and trips to eight Interior bush communities.

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