Consecration of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, Rt. Rev. Herman "Holly" Hollerith
The local TV news station (www.wtkr.com) has some nice pics on their site of this consecration, view them HERE (and some below as well)
Here's my previous post on Bishop Hollerith's election...click HERE
Article in the Virginia Pilot
Excerpt below, read it all HERE
Some might say the Rev. Herman "Holly" Hollerith IV will land between a rock and a hard place when he's consecrated today as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
In the national sphere, the Episcopal Church is facing a lasting rash of breakaway parishes that call it out of step with religious traditions on homosexuality - an accusation repeated by many of the denomination's peers overseas.
Meanwhile, the diocese is still mending after a corrosive in-house feud centering on the last permanent bishop, who was pushed into retirement by 2006.
Sandwiched in the middle will be Hollerith, 53, who was elected last fall by clergy and lay representatives to lead the diocese, which includes Hampton Roads.
Out of six candidates, he was the only one from inside the diocese. He led Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg for nine years.
Read the rest HERE.