» Bishop Loya’s Ordination & Consecration

Posted on: May 27, 2020

On Saturday, June 6th, at 10:00 AM, the Very Rev. Craig Loya will be ordained and consecrated as the 10th Bishop of Minnesota. When the Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota called Bishop-Elect Loya to be our next diocesan bishop, the current pandemic was not on the horizon. We fully expected to celebrate this momentous occasion in person, gathering people from across the diocese to witness our new bishop’s ordination. Unfortunately, such a large in-person gathering is unfeasible now.

Although we cannot now gather physically, Bishop-Elect Loya will still be ordained, and you are invited to gather digitally with the rest of the diocese for this important moment. The livestreamed service will be available on the ECMN website as well as on the ECMN Facebook page.

The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, our current diocesan bishop, will serve as the ordaining bishop, and our own deacon, the Rev. Margaret Thor, has been asked to serve as the deacon for the ordination and consecration liturgy. An in-person celebration of new ministry will be planned when larger gathering can be organized safely.

Please mark your calendar and consider tuning in for this momentous day in our common life as Minnesota Episcopalians. Further details will be posted on the ECMN website.