Saturday, September 19, 2009

Diocese of Virginia celebrates Bishop Peter J. Lee's 25 years

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia will celebrate Bishop Peter James Lee’s 25 years of ministry on Saturday, September 19, with a silver jubilee and service of leave-taking at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, at 10:30 a.m.

“Bishop Lee’s 25 years of ministry have been marked by a gracious wisdom and an ability to help build the church’s broad and welcoming center,” said Bishop Coadjutor Shannon S. Johnston of Virginia. “This is evident in the strength of our churches, our conference and retreat centers, the diocesan schools, and our clergy, who are marked by their diversity, both in their theological and liturgical dispositions, as well as in the breadth of their range of age and talents.”

Beginning October 1, Lee will continue his ministry in the Episcopal Church as interim dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the largest Episcopal cathedral on the West Coast. He and his wife, Kristy, will move to San Francisco in the coming weeks. Johnston will succeed Lee and become the 13th bishop of Virginia on October 1.

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