Admiral of Morality: Connecticut gets first female bishop today

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Connecticut gets first female bishop today

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be the chief consecrator today when the Rev. Dr. Laura Ahrens becomes bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Ahrens, 44, was elected March 10 and is the first woman elected bishop in Connecticut. At the time, she became the 14th woman elected to the House of Bishops. Since then, she has been joined by the Ven. Mary Gray-Reeves who was elected bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real June 16.

Connecticut Bishop Andrew D. Smith, Connecticut Bishop Suffragan James E. Curry, New York Bishop Suffragan Catharine Roskam and Olympia Bishop Vincent Warner will join ++Katharine as consecrators during the service at Woolsey Hall, the auditorium at Yale.

Episcopal Life online has the story and there is alot more at the Diocese of Connecticut.


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