Sunday, December 3, 2017

Cole 5th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee

From East Tennessee-

Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Knoxville, the Rt. Rev. Brian Cole was ordained and consecrated as the 5th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.

Cole is the fifth bishop to serve the diocese since its establishment in 1985. About 800 people were present for the celebration and pageantry that are part of the sacred service.

The presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church – head of “the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement,” the Most Rev. Michael Curry, ordained Cole.

The Rt. Rev. William Evan Sanders and the Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg, the first and third bishops of the diocese, participated in the ordination.

The Rt. Rev. Robert Gould Tharp, second bishop of the diocese died in 2003. Bishops from outside East Tennessee, and ecumenical, interfaith and other guests were present as well.

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