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Alan M. Gates, his wife, and two sons wave to supporters after Gates' ordination and consecration as the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Parishioners, staff and clergy from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, along with Gates' family, participated in the ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts on Sept. 13, 2014.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, served as preacher. Hollingsworth designed and helped craft the crozier (staff) given as a gift to the new bishop.
The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates speaks to the 3,000+ crowd gathered for his consecration at Boston University's Agganis Arena on Sept. 13, 2014.
The Rt. Rev Alan M. Gates, greets the crowd in full regalia, as the newly ordained Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.