A Church is Born: Church of South India Inauguration

Inaugurating the Church > Consecration

In the afternoon a processional again forms for the consecration of these Bishops-elect.

After a special sermon by Dr. J. S. Hooper, Secretary of the Joint Committee on Church Union, each Bishop-elect, vouched by two representatives of his church, is presented for examination.

Kneeling before the altar where they have stood for examination, the consecration of these Bishops-elect now takes place.

Nine clergymen,—three Bishops of the Anglican Church, three presbyters of the Wesleyan (Methodist) Church and three presbyters of the United Church,— jointly lay hands in consecration and prayer upon each candidate. The consecration of these additional bishops is the final act required to give form and being to the Church of South India.

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