Monday, January 28, 2013
Denver Consecrations at 35
Today is the 35th anniversary of the Episcopal Consecrations which established the sacramental foundation of the original Anglican Church in North America following the Congress of Saint Louis (1977). Charles Dale David Doren was consecrated by the Right Reverend Albert Arthur Chambers, sometime Bishop of Springfield, Illinois. Joining Bishop Chambers in the consecration of Bishop Doren was the Right Reverend Francisco de Jesus Pagtakhan of the Philippine Independent Catholic Church. After Bishop Doren’s consecration, he joined Bishop Chambers and Bishop Pagtakhan during the same rite in consecrating three other bishops: James Orin Mote, Robert Sherwood Morse, and Peter Francis Watterson.
ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock; Give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they may diligently preach thy Word, and duly administer the godly Discipline thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same; that all may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.