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Bishop Transition

Shannon MacVean-Brown Ordained and Consecrated as Bishop of Vermont

By Maurice L. Harris | Diocesan Communications Minister The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown is now the 1,122nd bishop of The Episcopal Church and the first African American to serve as Bishop of Vermont. Her September 28 ordination and consecration were witnessed live by approximately 900 people at Ira Allen Chapel and overflow seating areas on

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Watch the Video Replay of the Historic Consecration of Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown

A video replay of the Ordination & Consecration of Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown is now available on YouTube. The historic event was filmed live on location at the University of Vermont’s Ira Allen Chapel on September 28, 2019. Click here to view the service on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h-Cy0IVS7E  Download the service bulletin if you’d like to follow along.

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Transition Committee Announces Ticket Process for Consecration

Please read this announcement carefully before reserving a ticket. The Transition Committee is pleased to invite the people of the Episcopal Church in Vermont to reserve a ticket for the consecration service on September 28, 2019, at the Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington. We encourage you to

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Please Contribute to the Gift of a Pectoral Cross for the Bishop-elect

Now Accepting Online Contributions Dear Laypeople of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, Part of the consecration liturgy involves vesting a new bishop with the symbols of episcopal ministry. Gifts of the bishop’s ring (with the seal of the Diocese of Vermont), pectoral cross, crozier, mitre, and other vestments will be given to the Rev. Shannon

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Save the Date: September 28 Ordination and Consecration

Save the date for the Ordination and Consecration of the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown as Bishop XI of The Episcopal Church in Vermont. September 28, 2019Ira Allen Chapel, 26 University Place, Burlington, VT Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Guests must be seated by 10:15 a.m. Procession begins at 10:30 a.m. Liturgy begins at 11:00 a.m.

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Gifts for the 11th Bishop of Vermont

Part of the consecration liturgy involves vesting a new bishop with the symbols of episcopal ministry. Gifts of the bishop’s ring (with the seal of the Diocese of Vermont), pectoral cross, crozier, mitre and other vestments will be presented to the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown during the liturgy when she becomes the next Bishop of Vermont

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Transition Committee Update: Recap & Highlights – July 18, 2019

The Transition Committee, Standing Committee, and Diocesan Ministry Support Team have been busy working on various aspects of the Bishop Transition. Here are a few highlights. Bishop Ely continues to work part-time and will serve as Diocesan Bishop until the consecration of our new bishop in September. Bishop Ely and Ann have moved to their

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