2014 Synod Update 3


Friday, OCTOBER 10

Daily update – Synod Day 4
We hope you have enjoyed these daily updates from the 2014 Ecumenical Catholic Communion Synod.      It was our honor and pleasure to represent All Souls.   Enjoy reading below about some highlights from our final day of Synod and additional pictures below.
Your delegates, Fr. Henry, Joan, and Jerry

Bishop Peter gives his reflection
Reflection by Bishop Peter
Bishop Peter gave a reflection on “Reconciliation within the Communion of Saints”  In his reflection he called us to surrender and be obedient to Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  He also called on the ECC to be a prayerful people and allow for a diversity of spirituality.

Members of the Northwest Region, with their Vicar
Pacific Northwest Region asks to begin Diocese formation.
The various communities in Washington State did a discernment among their parishes and asked Bishop Peter to begin the process of forming Pacific Northwest Diocese.  The current Regional Vicar, Fr. Tom Altepeter will become a suffrage Bishop while in formation.

Bishop Peter and the Chairs of the HOP and HOL sign the new legislation
House of Laity and House of Pastors meet again; Legislation Passed!
Although not all proposed legislation was addressed; the top priority legislation was debated, forged, and voted on.    Legislation addressed the issues of parishes financial contributions to the ECC and defining “members in good standing”.  A proposal to give flexibility to the term of the Presiding bishop was passed and the 2015 and 2016 budgets were adopted.

Bishop Francis; laying on of hands by current Bishop during ordination
Presiding Bishop Elect Ordained as a Bishop.
Rite of Ordination into the office of Bishop was held for Fr. Frank Krebs who was ordained Bishop Francis – Bishop Elect of the ECC. He will be installed as Presiding Bishop onSeptember 19, 2015.

The symbols of the Office of Bishop waiting for presentation to Bishop Francis

House of Laity leadership and steering commitee

Processional into the Rite of Ordination

Fr. Krebs enters in the procession to his Ordination

The first flag of the ECC is presented to the Synod

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