Consent!

The election process over which so many of us labored extensively for much of the last year is complete.

According to Episcopal News Service, reporting from the General Convention in Columbus, Ohio,

In a related development, the House of Bishops consented to the election of five bishops June 16. The House welcomed Bishop Marc H. Andrus as bishop-elect of California; the Ven. Dena Harrison as suffragan bishop-elect of Texas; the Very Rev. Canon William H. Love as bishop coadjutor-elect of Albany; the Rev. Steven Todd Ousley as bishop coadjutor-elect of Eastern Michigan and the Rev. David Mitchell Reed as suffragan bishop-elect of West Texas.

The bishops-elect were each welcomed with standing ovations and were given the opportunity to address the house briefly. Andrus, who currently serves as suffragan bishop of Alabama, said, “You have inspired me with…your grace and your love, and I’ve been honored to serve with you for five years.”

Harris thanked the bishops for their “many expressions of support and welcome” and Love said he was “very honored and humbled to be invited to be a member of this house.”

The whole release is here.

The next step for the Diocese of Albany is to consecrate and seat our Bishop Coadjutor, William H. Love. That event will take place on Saturday, September 16, at the Empire State Convention Center.

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