Live: Douglas consecrated as 15th bishop of CT

Archbishop Desmond  Tutu greets people in Hartford/Tracy Simmons - Creedible

(5:03 p.m.) Bishop Ian Douglas is now officiall the bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Check Creedible later tonight for stories, videos, pictures and audio slideshows of the event.

(12:39 p.m.)

Tutu spoke about unity and in his sermon called Douglas to hold all people in embrace- gay, straight, democrats, republicans.  He said all people are loved by God and are of one family.

(12:00 p.m.)

Desmond Tutu is about to deliver his sermon.

(11:31 a.m.)

All clergy are now seated and priests are reading testimonies before the bishops vowing that Douglas should be consecrated.

(10:26 a.m.)

Desmond Tutu is here and is getting robed.  Clergy are finding their positions as people continue to flow into the building.Katharine Jefferts Schori  and Ian T. Douglas talk at a press conference/Tracy Simmons - Creedible

(9:37 a.m.)

Bishops from across the globe and priests from across Connecticut are here getting ready for the 11 a.m. service.  Before the bishops headed into a meeting they lined up to dip their rings in red wax sealing a document that will reign Douglas into the episcopate.

Choirs are rehearsing as people begin to wander in and find their seats.

(7:46 a.m.)

HARTFORD — At 11 a.m. Rev. Ian T. Douglas will be consecrated as the 15th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Katharine Jefferts Schori, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bishop V. Gene Robinson, Bishop Jean Zache Duracin and several other Episcopal leaders will at the event.

Doors open at 9 a.m.

Creedible will be reporting live from the event, which is being held at the Koeppel Center in Hartford. Check back often for updates.


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