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)