On Saturday, September 16, more than 1,000 people gathered on-site and online for the Consecration of Bishop Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, now Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and to be the XV Bishop of Maryland. You can join the resplendent worship service at the Washington National Cathedral at this link. You’ll see familiar CNY faces (in addition to Bishop Carrie’s!) including Bryan Straub who sang a solo as part of the prelude, Rev. Paul Frolick, recently of St. Matthew’s in Liverpool (who has now accepted a new call in the Diocese of Michigan), and, of course, our own Bishop DeDe who served as a co-consecrator. Remember, onsite or online, live or on replay, it’s all in-person, it’s all connection, and it’s all holy.
Bishop Carrie has been raised up out of the Diocese of Central New York from the time she was very young. We thank God for her, her ministry, and for allowing our Diocese to be the garden out of which she grew. For Bishop Carrie, the Dioceses of Maryland and Central New York, the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, and all of God’s church throughout time and space, we give thanks and praise to God!