Central Pennsylvania invests honorary canons

Posted Jan 28, 2014

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] A Service of Solemn Choral Morning Prayer was attended by approximately 250 clergy and lay people on Saturday January 25th for The Investiture of Honorary Canons.

The Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter and the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania invested seven honorary canons (5 clergy and 2 lay) at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg. They were seated in Cathedral stalls during a service of Solemn Choral Morning Prayer at which Bishop Baxter officiated. Among those installed was a Moravian Pastor, the Rev. Gary L. Harke, who has been Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches for fifteen years and a leader in the Moravian—Episcopal Dialogue which led to full communion between the two Churches. He is also an assisting minister at the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s. Also invested was Biblical Scholar and General Seminary Professor Deirdre J. Good. Professor Good was recognized for her long and defining service to the Episcopal Church on Biblical ethics; her service to the Diocese as a continuing education teacher for the clergy; and her generosity as a consultant to the Diocesan School of Christian Studies. 

The following Diocesan clergy were invested: The Rev. Nelson Kuule Baliira; The Rev. Dolores Calhoun; The Rev. Fred Miller; The Rev. Dr. David Robson. Mr. Walter Wells, Music and Choir Director of St. Andrew’s, State College, was invested as a lay canon.


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