- Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Rt. Rev. Elliott Lorenz Sorge, Bishop of Easton, Maryland, from 1983 to 1993, died Dec. 6 in Denver. He was 82. He was consecrated Bishop of South-Central Brazil in 1971 and served that diocese until 1977.
A native of Michigan City, Indiana, he was an alumnus of DePauw University and of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. He was priest-in-charge at three congregations in North Dakota: Sts. Mary and Mark Church, Oakes, 1954-60; St. Luke’s Church, Ellendale, 1955-60; and St. Stephen’s Church, Fargo, 1960-64. Between his years in Brazil and his episcopacy in Maryland, Bishop Sorge was the Episcopal Church Center’s field officer for Development of Ministry, 1977-80, and executive director for Education and Ministry, 1980-83.
The Rev. Marianne Sorge Ell wrote that her father died while listening to the Taizé setting of “Veni Sanctu Espiritus.” Bishop Sorge’s ashes will be interred at St. Timothy’s Church, Centennial, Colorado.