Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE REV. MARK LATTIME ELECTED BISHOP IN ALASKA


From Ann Fontaine at The Lead:

The Very Rev. Mark Lattime Rector, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Diocese of Rochester, Geneseo, NY, was elected the next bishop of Alaska on the fourth ballot. Information on the election and the bishop elect is here.

Episcopal News Service has more information on the new bishop-elect.

The electing convention was held at the Meier Lake Conference Center in Wasilla, Alaska. Lattime will succeed the Rt. Rev. Rustin Kimsey, who has served as interim bishop for three years, since Bishop Mark MacDonald left in 2007 to become the first indigenous bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada.
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According to his election profile, Lattime said serving as bishop of Alaska will require being "willing to engage the journey of faith as well as the journey of vast distances to be with Alaska's people of faith to support and nurture their evangelistic witness...."
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The consecration and ordination is scheduled for Sept. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Anchorage. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be the chief consecrator.

Bishop-elect Lattime will be the 8th bishop of the Diocese of Alaska. He is a certified pilot, a skill which will serve him in good stead if he receives consents to become the next bishop.

Thanks to Ann.

9 comments:

  1. That you, I have friends in Alaska who live in Utah too...it looks like a double this year for them...and they are progressives too (always warms my heart that was formerly chilled)!

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  2. Sorry, thank you (I still have only one eye until verys soon...por favor, Dios) and my typos are many (and I don´t even see them until later). Anyway, hope you are doing well with your improved vision, Mimi!

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  3. Leo, I'm doing well with my improved vision, although in the evening my eyes get tired and feel a little irritated. Also, I know that there's a foreign body in my eyes. Nothing like an annoying speck, but the new lenses don't feel like the lenses that I was born with. But I see much better, so it all balances out.

    I hope that your surgery is soon and that all goes well.

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  4. It is Lattime -- with an M - thanks

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  5. Ann, thanks. My only defense is that I was still groggy. I'd not had my tea. Best not to write before my caffeine pick-up. In fact, I'm still groggy after my tea. It's one of those days.

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  6. No problem - I have seen his name spelled all manner of ways - even people in Alaska -- Lattimer - Lattine - Latim -- oh well

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  7. Did he, I wonder, see Russia while he was in Wasilla?

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  8. Pardon me for providing the shallow airhead perspective on this issue, but he strikes me as quite good-looking, nice face. Looks a bit like Tom Hanks in a vague way. Which is not a bad thing.

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  9. Did he, I wonder, see Russia while he was in Wasilla?

    Lapin, perhaps Bishop-elect Lattime is a visionary.

    Cathy, that the bishop-elect is good-looking should not be discounted. If he happens to land (no pun intended) at Wounded Bird, he will think of our little band as amongst the shallowest of the shallow, except for Ann. I post, and the comments go where they will.

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