Saturday, July 21, 2012

Consecrating the 4th Bishop of Western Louisiana!

What a wonderful liturgy it was! St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport filled with people, kites and banners, incense and music as we gathered this morning to consecrate and install the 4th Bishop of Western Lousiana, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jake Owensby. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church presided.

Preparing for the laying on of hands.
Bishop Owensby accepts the crozier from Bishop MacPherson.
The two photos above were taken by the Presiding Bishop's husband, Dr. Richard Schori. To see more of his photos and download your own favorite, go to

The photos below were taken by Deacon Bette at the rehearsal dinner Friday evening.

The Owensby family, from left: Joy, Meredith, Patrich & Jake. Andrew, not pictured, is serving in Afganistan.
Fr. Whit, Judge Dee Drell, Mthr Dawnell, and Bishop Bruce MacPherson at the rehearsal dinner.