Saturday, July 21, 2012

Owensby Ordination and Consecration

Today was a grand day in the life of the Diocese of Western Louisiana! Our IV Bishop, The Rt. Rev'd Dr Jacob W. Owensby was ordained and consecrated in a marvelous liturgy at St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Most Rev'd Katharine Jefferts Schori presided. Here are a few photos to give you a hint of how spectacular the day was!

Note: These photos were taken by the Presiding Bishop's husband, Dr. Richard Schori, who is an avid photographer. More of Schori's photos of the liturgy can be seen at

All the Bishops gather to lay hand on Jake as he is made Bishop.

The Crosier is passed as a symbol of our new Bishop's authority.

The Presiding Bishop and Bishop Owensby.