NINE YEARS AGO, NINE YEARS FROM NOW

from the rectory porch

The list of nominees for Presiding Bishop (PB) of The Episcopal Church was just published.  (Or click here.)  The current person in the job is the Most Reverend – so, right there, being PB gives you a bump in adjectives – Katharine Jefferts Schori. She’s served for nine years and even though she’s young enough to have stood for election again she said, and I summarize, “No way!”

The Most Rev’d Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

A Presiding Bishop is the bishop who gets elected by the other bishops for a nine year term as the presider, the President and convener of the assembly (House) of bishops. It used to be the bishop with the longest tenure, and only in the last century did the Presiding Bishop have to relinquish his – it was all him’s back then – diocese and serve in a new…

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