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It’s official: Glasspool approved for ordination/consecration as bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop-elect Mary Douglas Glasspool, daughter of a priest, has received the “consents from diocesan standing committees and bishops” required to be consecrated and ordained in a ceremony planned for May 15, the presiding bishop’s office announced.

The ordination and consecration of the Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce, who was elected a day earlier, is planned for the same day. Bruce was the first woman bishop elected in the 114-year history of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Glasspool will be the first openly lesbian bishop in the 70-million-member worldwide Anglican Communion.

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March 17, 2010 - Posted by | Religion | , , , ,

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