Anniversaries to Celebrate for GC Deputies (1994-2009) and Bishops

Anniversaries to Celebrate
for GC Deputies (1994-2009) and Bishops

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    Wed Dec 12 00:03:10 EST 2018
  1. Anniversary of The Rev. Chad Jones -- deputy from Louisiana in 2009
  2. Birthday of Mr. Dale Brandt -- deputy from Eastern Oregon in 2003
  3. Birthday of The Rev. Dr. Ran Chase -- deputy from Rhode Island in 2003
  4. Birthday of The Rev. Ramon Garcia -- deputy from Dominican Republic in 2003
  5. Ordination of Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche to priesthood -- Bishop of New York on 12/12/1987
  6. Ordination of Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutierrez to priesthood -- Bishop-Elect of Pennsylvania on 12/12/2008
  7. Ordination of Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs to priesthood -- Bishop of Michigan on 12/12/1987
  8. Ordination of The Rev. Joan Mason to priesthood on 12/12/1998 -- deputy from New Jersey in 2009 2006
  9. Ordination of The Rev. John Mark Ford to priesthood on 12/12/2006 -- deputy from Alabama in 2009
  10. Ordination of The Rev. Ronald G. Poston to priesthood on 12/12/1986 -- deputy from Arizona in 2000 1997
  11. Ordination of The Rev. William A. Doubleday to priesthood on 12/12/1980 -- deputy from New York in 2000 1997 1994
  12. Ordination of The Rt. Rev. Howard S. Meeks -- Retired Bishop of Western Michigan. Ordained a priest on: 12/12/1964
  13. Ordination of The Rt. Rev. Robert Estill -- Retired Bishop of North Carolina. Ordained a priest on: 12/12/1952

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servant[s] N.... as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (BCP 830)

O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  (BCP 431)

Holy God, you promised Abraham and Sarah that you would bless them so that their descendants would be a blessing to all humankind. As Jacob wrestled with you throughout the night, refusing to let you go until you blessed him, grant each of us the courage to claim your blessing as our baptismal birthright. Open the ears of our bishops and General Convention deputies so that we can hear what your Holy Spirit is saying to the church. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen (By John Clinton Bradley)

Therefore, Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, give your Holy Spirit to N.; fill her with grace and power, and make her a priest in your Church. May she exalt you, O Lord, in the midst of your people; offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to you; boldly proclaim the gospel of salvation; and rightly administer the sacraments of the New Covenant. Make her a faithful pastor, a patient teacher, and a wise councilor. Grant that in all things she may serve without reproach, so that your people may be strengthened and your Name glorified in all the world. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.


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