Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ian Elected -Its official!

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas of Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., was elected October 24 as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Douglas, 50, Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at EDS, was elected on the second ballot out of a field of four nominees. He received 150 votes (121 needed to elect) in the lay order and 169 (140 needed to elect) in the clergy order.

His election marks the first time in the diocese's 224-year history that a priest from outside of the diocese has been elected bishop.

The election took place during the diocese's 225th annual convention at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford.

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