Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Bishop Elect - The Right Revd Ronald Cutler

     Yesterday Synod gathered at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax to elect a new Bishop.  The current bishop, the Rte. Rev. Susan Moxley will retire on March 31, 2014.  The Rev. Ron Cutler will become the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island ( Above: logo of the Diocese of NS & PEI ).
     The above photo and following quote appears today on the Anglican Journal website http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/cutler-elected-in-diocese-of-nova-scotia-and-pei
     "Bishop Ron Cutler has been elected as the new coadjutor bishop for the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, where he has been suffragan bishop since 2008.
Cutler was elected with a simple majority in both the houses of clergy and laity on the first ballot."
     Below: photo from my vantage point inside All Saints Cathedral during Synod.  Located forward on the altar were the officiators of the election.   The Most Rev. Claude W. Miller, Diocesan Bishop of Fredericton, who was the celebrant, preacher and chair of the election, along with other diocesan staff.  ( it's more difficult to take photos with iphone - zooming is more challenging )
     We started with the Electoral Synod Service at 9:30am.  Following the Eucharist, around 11am procedures began for the vote and within 40 minutes our first ballot was made.  At noon we broke for a 1-hr lunch.  We were back at 1pm and within 30 minutes results of the vote were read-out,- Rev. Ron Cutler was declared our new bishop.
     During the Prayers of the People, said by Rose McFadden and Tyler Nieforth, started with the following prayers:
     "As we gather here today as God's family in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, we give thanks for the many blessings we have known.  For our rich and vibrant history spanning more than 300 years, and for all those who helped to build and shape this church.  In thanksgiving we pray for bold vision and the courage to continue to journey forth in faith.  On this day, and always; send your Holy Spirit amongst us, O Lord."
     "Today on this National Housing Day, we are reminded of the great needs in our world and the challenge for us to live out our calling to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.  Heavenly One, Who although homeless at your birth, made your home with us on earth, and in doing so marked each one of us with divine dignity:  Infuse us with your mercy and inspire us to offer each of your children a safe home that we all may live on earth as we shall in heaven."

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