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Los Angeles consecrations

updated again Monday morning

Diane Jardine Bruce and Mary Douglas Glasspool were consecrated bishops suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles yesterday.

Pat McCaughan reports this for Episcopal Life Online: Diane Bruce, Mary Glasspool consecrated bishops in joyous celebration in Los Angeles diocese.

Here are other reports, some reporting on the service and others previewing it.

Mitchell Landsberg in the Los Angeles Times L.A. region’s first two female Episcopal bishops are ordained
Arthur Hirsch in The Baltimore Sun Beyond the label
Gay Episcopal bishop-elect prepares for historic move to Los Angeles
Reuters U.S. Episcopal Church consecrates lesbian bishop
CNN Episcopal Church consecrates first openly lesbian bishop
Associated Press Episcopal church ordains its 2nd openly gay bishop
BBC US Church ordains lesbian bishop Mary Glasspool
Martin Beckford in the Telegraph First lesbian bishop to be consecrated by Anglican church in America
Jonathan Wynne-Jones comments in the Telegraph that Lesbian bishop proves that liberals have won the battle over gay clergy.

Updates

Giles Whittell and Ruth Gledhill in the Times Anglican rift deepens over Episcopalian ordination of lesbian bishop

Ruth Gledhill also has a Commentary article, For the sake of God, Anglican Church must put aside its differences.

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Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

A truly great moment for women, glbt people and their value in the Church. Let’s hope the Archbishop of Canterbury will now moderate his “regrettable” comments of the previous summer and embrace this fine woman as an equal member in Christ’s Church. I imagine the hate speech from the global south and fundamentalist bishops like the ones from the not yet recognized “Anglican Church of North America” will be forthcoming in the next few days, but I believe most people will be turned off by such words and will take the position that it is time to move on. At… Read more »

Charlotte
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Charlotte

Ruth Gledhill’s column is excellent.

Charlotte
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Charlotte

I did not give the link to the Ruth Gledhill column to which I was referring. It is : http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7128041.ece

“For the Sake of God, Anglican Church Must Put Aside Its Differences.”

peterpi
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peterpi

Hallelujah!
This is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Tobias Haller
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It is important to remember that any “rift” or “tear” or any such is in fact “a rift IN the Anglican Communion” — it is not a rift between the Anglican Communion and some entity not a part (or no longer a part, as Anglican Mainstream and others would have it) of the Anglican Communion. So much of this is based on the self-fulfilling false prophecy of those who attribute more authority to the Instruments of Communion than they have been granted by the actual member churches and provinces of the Communion. The fact is, we disagree — and we… Read more »

JCF
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JCF

Whittell & Gledhill: “Stunned by the ferocity of protests over Bishop Robinson’s ordination, the Episcopal Church approved a temporary ban on the ordination of more gay bishops, but revoked it last summer ***after*** the Los Angeles diocese announced its intention to ordain Canon Glasspool.” [Emph. added] False. The General Convention’s approval of [Somebody help me out w/ the Resolution#! D35?], believed by most to render the previous GC’s moratorium (B033) moot, was achieved about 6 months ***BEFORE*** Canon Glasspool was elected bishop (in December). However, I shouldn’t bury the lead: Thanks be to God, for our new bishops +Diane and… Read more »

Cynthia Gilliatt
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Cynthia Gilliatt

Contrary to Whittell & Gledhill, Jon Bruno is ‘only’ the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, and not an Archbishop. I expect he will be royally pleased, however.
And hurrah!

Cynthia Gilliatt
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Cynthia Gilliatt

I may have missed it in the Whittell/Gledhill article, but I think they failed to mention that the chief consecrator was our Presiding Bishop [not an Archbishop either], Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“Sexuality figures nowhere in the creeds. It is not mentioned in the church’s liturgies. When godparents bear witness to a baby’s baptism they do not swear to help to raise the infant as straight.” – Ruth Gledhill, Times on line – Thanks Ruth, for this timely article. By their consecration as Bishops in the Church of God, Mary and Diane, have been empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry out the onerous tasks of the episcopate in the Church of their ordination – TEC. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has demonstrated her belief that the Gospel of Christ is a potent… Read more »

Edward Prebble
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Edward Prebble

Does anyone share my sense of sympathy for the place that +Diane Jardine Bruce finds herself in? When I tried to google her name, I immediately found a picture of +Mary Glasspool. To be elected as a bishop in a diocese where she is one of the parish clergy is a tremeous achievement, and worthy of great celebration in its own right, but someow she is portrayed as that other nice lady at Mary Glasspool”s consecration. Still, I suppose it has its compensations. The spotlight will remain on +Mary in the months and years to come, and +Diane will be… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“The nature of the Communion’s structures at present is such that effecting this distancing will require clear and decisive action by the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the very least he needs to make clear that bishops participating in the May consecration in Los Angeles will thereby exclude themselves from being invited by him to participate in the Instruments or to represent the Communion in any form.” – Fulcrum Statement from G.S. on-line – And what about Nigeria’s disassociation from the Archbishop of Canterbury in their action of removing any reference to Canterbury from their Provincial Statutes? Has this not already… Read more »

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

No I’ve been finding nice pics of them both — and sometimes Barbara Harris — great she was present – History X 2 !

And sometimes the PB and a smiling Jon Bruno

Very joyous and hope raising ! I loved all the inclusive music and dance too

Richard Zevnik
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Richard Zevnik

No one need worry about +Diane. I have known and worked with her for several years and look forward to the new work we will do together.