St. Paul's former rector ordained as Massachusetts bishop

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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.

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