I am delighted that the Rev. Canon Shannon Duckworth was elected bishop at the May convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.
This weekend, November 18-20, 2022, she was consecrated as bishop at Christ Church Cathedral on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, not far from Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
I was not able to participate in all the festivities, but was present for Saturday’s events. Here’s the schedule for the celebration:
Friday, November 18, 2022
4:30 pm – Rehearsal: Christ Church Cathedral (2919 St. Charles Avenue)
6:00-9:30 pm – Cocktail Reception: Trinity Church (1325 Jackson Avenue)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
8:15 am – Signing/sealing/breakfast: Christ Church Cathedral
9:15 am – Presiding Bishop Curry meets with bishops, bishop-elect.
10:15 am – Vesting/Doors open: 10:00am Christ Church Cathedral (Bishops vest at conclusion of time with Bishop Curry, around 10:15am)
After the service – Cake/champagne reception: Front lawn of the Cathedral
Sunday, November 20
Trinity, did an excellent job of hosting the reception. Retiring Bishop Thompson spoke, and Cannon Shannon Duckworth.
10:00 am – Seating of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana: Christ Church Cathedral
Trinity Episcopal did an excellent job of hosting the reception. Outgoing Bishop Morris Thompson spoke, as did Canon Shannon Duckworth.
8:15 am signing and sealing breakfast
Let the vesting begin…
11:00 am worship
Click here to watch the service on YouTube. The processional hymn is festive.
Click here to view the 28-page bulletin.
Thurifers: This is how it’s done:
What a festive day at Louisiana’s oldest Protestant church (1805). I was honored to be a part.
For a retrospective, here are some photos from Bishop Morris Thompson’s Consecration in 2010: