Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eric Menees Is Consecrated Bishop In Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin

Fr. Dale Matson

            Eric Vawter Menees was consecrated Bishop and Co-adjutor for the Anglican Diocese Of San Joaquin Saturday September 24th at Peoples Church in Fresno California. The Chief consecrator was Robert Duncan the Archbishop of the Anglican Church North America. Co-consecrators included Bishops Schofield, Murdock, Thompson and Atwood. St. James Anglican Cathedral Dean, Carlos Raines sang the Litany for Ordinations.  Fr. Antonio Castaneda was the Gospeller and read the lesson from John 20:19-23 in English and Spanish. Bishop Atwood was the Homilist. Bishop Menees will succeed Bishop Schofield when he is enthroned during the annual Diocesan Convention in October.

            Dear Lord thank you for our Bishop John David Schofield and for his discernment, steadfastness, courage and leadership. We ask that you bestow upon Bishop Menees an equal measure of Your gifts and consolations. We ask that you protect him and his family from all harm and increase in him the fruits of Your Spirit. We also ask for continued blessing and renewal of our Anglican Diocese Of San Joaquin in the mighty name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
"I bind unto myself the name, the strong name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. Of whom all nature hath creation, eternal Father, Spirit, and Word: praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord." (from St. Patrick’s Breastplate)


Pageantmaster said...

Congratulations and blessings to you all. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Onwards and upwards.

Dale Matson said...

Thanks for the note. It was a wonderful experience for the many who attended. God was present in a mighty way.

HowardRGiles+ said...

A truly blessed day. As Bishop Atwood said, Bishop John-David could have no greater success than a faithful successor.

Anonymous said...

Boy, was this a blast from the past!
I was on the COM in the Episcopalian Diocese of Lost Angels when he started seminary, and we approved him unanimously, as I recall.

Who woulda thunkit, as they say.

James Morgan
now Orthodox in olympia WA