By Kirk Petersen The Rt. Rev. William Evan Sanders, the VIII Bishop of Tennessee and the I Bishop of East Tennessee, passed away at home in Nashville in the presence of his family on November 18, at the age of 101. He would have turned 102 on Christmas Day. At the time of his death he was the senior bishop of the church, in terms of length of service. Shortly before his 98th … [Read more...] about William Sanders, Longest-Serving Bishop, Dies at 101
Diocese of East Tennessee
The Bishop of Tennessee has announced his policy regarding the 79th General Convention Resolution B-012, which authorizes priests throughout the Episcopal Church to perform same-sex weddings. Bishop John C. Bauerschmidt has asked the Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole, Bishop of East Tennessee, to work with parishes that wish to use the rite. Bauerschmidt is president of the Living … [Read more...] about Same-sex Marriage In the Diocese of Tennessee
The Diocese of East Tennessee has looked to the neighboring Diocese of Lexington to elect its fifth bishop. An electing convention on July 28 chose the Rev. Brian Cole, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, on the fifth ballot. Cole led among both clergy and laity from the first ballot, but by a wider margin among the laity. The four other nominees were: … [Read more...] about Ky. Rector Elected in East Tenn.
The Diocese of East Tennessee has announced a slate of four men and one woman for the diocese’s election of a fifth bishop: The Rev. Brian Cole, rector of Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky The Rev. Hendree Harrison, rector of St. Paul’s, Athens, Tennessee The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Georgia The Rev. Canon Lance Ousley, canon for … [Read more...] about Slate of 5 in East Tennessee
The Diocese of East Tennessee has published a 36-page profile as it seeks the fifth bishop in its 31-year history. The Rt. Rev. George D. Young III, fourth Bishop of East Tennessee, announced in April that he plans to retire in January 2018. The diocese will accept nominations and applications until Jan. 13. The diocese’s standing committee will receive a slate of … [Read more...] about E. Tennessee Releases Profile
The Rt. Rev. George D. Young III, Bishop of East Tennessee, writes to his diocese: I am writing today to share with you that I have decided to retire as your bishop. The next chapter of my life will be focused on my family and our life together. I want you to know that there is no health issue, no crisis — I am simply moving into the next season in my life. I will be 62, … [Read more...] about E. Tennessee Bishop to Retire
The Rt. Rev. George D. Young III, bishop of East Tennessee, explains his decision to no longer require parish membership of at least one person in a couple seeking a wedding:Many parishes are very limited in who is allowed to have weddings there. This likely rises out of practical concerns, as it does require time and effort on the part of many people. But there is a larger … [Read more...] about Weddings and Hospitality