Consecration of the Bishop John Vaughan (ACA)
Writes Bishop Chandler Holder Jones (Anglican Province of America) who was one of the principal consecrators:
On Wednesday 18th April 2012 at Saint Stephen’s Church, Timonium, Maryland, the Right Reverend John Vaughan was consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the Anglican Church in America. The three principal consecrators were the Most Reverend Brian Marsh (ACA), the Right Reverend Stephen Strawn (ACA) and your blogger (Anglican Province of America). The other consecrators were the Right Reverend Robert Loiselle (APA), the Right Reverend George Langberg (ACA) and the Most Reverend Council Nedd II (Episcopal Missionary Church)…
A few more photos here.
Is the Anglican Province of America part of the TAC? Or how about the Anglican Independent Communion? And the Episcopal Missionary Church? All here - not guests – but consecrators!
UPDATE I: My, my… I just Googled the Episcopal Missionary Church and Wikipedia has:
The Episcopal Missionary Church of South Africa, whose Presiding Bishop is the Rt. Rev’d Albert Shange.
Lo and behold.
UPDATE II: Diocese of the Eastern United States (where Bishop Vaughan will function) reports:
The Rt Rev John Vaughan was consecrated Bishop Suffragan for the Diocese of the Eastern United States at St Stephen’s Pro Cathedral in Timonium, Maryland.
Bishop Vaughan was consecrated by The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church in America. Other consecrators were The Rt Rev Stephen D. Strawn, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley and The Rt Rev Chandler Holder Jones, Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Province of America. Co-consecrators were The Rt Rev George D. Langberg of the ACA and The Rt Rev Robert Loiselle of the APA.
Consecration of The Rt Rev John Vaughan, photo taken with The Rt. Rev. Stephen D. Strawn, The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Council Nedd II, The Rt Rev George D. Langberg of the ACA and The Rt Rev Robert Loiselle, The Rt Rev Chandler Holder Jones.
Bishop Vaughan, who is rector of St Patrick’s Church in Titusville, Florida, will serve the Diocese of the Eastern United States, a diocese that embraces over a dozen parishes in the southeastern part of the country.
Prior to his consecration, Bishop Vaughan was presented with a hand made crozier, one that had been created by a member of St Stephens church. The crozier features a carved shamrock. The Shamrock is representative of Bishop Vaughan’s Irish heritage. It is also a symbolic means whereby which Celtic priests have traditionally explained the Trinity.
Following his consecration, St Stephens hosted a wonderful reception.
People from several jurisdictions attended the service.
The Ven. Guy P. Hawtin preached the following sermon at the Consecration of Fr. John Vaughan, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, Wednesday in the First Week After Easter, April 18th, 2012.