Worldwide news November 2017

Type of post: Parish news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 3 Nov 2017

In Memoriam
 

This year, three of our Bishops journeyed onwards into the Light.

 

Bishop Ian Hooker (b. 25/12/1930), 9th Presiding Bishop of our Church, passed into a higher life of service on 26th January. Bishop Ian was consecrated on the 3rd June 1990 at Sydney, Australia.

 

Bishop Alfred Lambden (b. 11/03/1926) passed into a higher life of service on the 31st January. Bishop Alfred was consecrated on the 25th May 1980 at Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Bishop Robert McGinnis (b. 4/08/1925) passed into a higher life of service on the 12th June. Bishop Robert was consecrated on the 22nd June 1979 at Ojai, California.

 

The Synod is highly appreciative of their dedication, their work, and their lifelong commitment to the very soul of our Church.

 

May they rest in peace and Light perpetual shine upon them.

 

New Bishops

On behalf of the General Episcopal Synod, I am pleased to announce that there have been three Services of Consecration to the Episcopate this year.

 

On Saturday the 3rd of June, Thomas Robert MILLER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Province of the United States of America. The service took place at our Church of St. Gabriel & All Angels, at Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishop William Downey and Bishop Lloyd Worley as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishop Gaspar Torres.
 


William Downey; Sr. Melinda Arndt; Bp. Lloyd Worley; Fr. J. Forth and Bp. Gaspar Torres.
Thomas Miller; Sr. Donna Miller; Abp. L to R: Fr. T. Donovan; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp.

 

On Sunday the 8th October Goran SVRDLIN was consecrated as a Bishop of our church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Croatia. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops Christian Schoch and William Downey as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishops Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.

Rear: Abp. William Downey; Bp. Goran Svrdlin; Abp. Graham Wale; Abp. Christian Schoch.

Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Bp. Athanase Kaba.
 

On Sunday the 15th October. Ferenc HEISZER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Hungary. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops William Downey and Bertil Mebius-Schroder as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Archbishop Christian Schoch and Bishops Francis Vinkler, Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.
 


 

Rear: Abp. Bertil Mebius-Schroder; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp. Ferenc Heiszer; Abp. William Downey

Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Abp. Christian Schoch; Bp. Francis Vinkler; Bp. Athanase Kaba
 

We look forward “unto many years” of service for and with our new Bishops.

 

X Graham

Presiding Archbishop

Feast of All Souls, 2017