First Female Bishop for Conservative Anglican Breakaway
The Rev. Ruth Urban, who was ordained an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Bethlehem in the late 1980s, was consecrated Dec. 20 as a bishop of All Nations Anglican Church, which is led by Archbishop John G. Githiga. She became the first woman to be consecrated to the episcopate by a conservative breakaway in Anglican church history ...
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#1 Dec 23, 2008
"... Both priests retired from The Episcopal Church in response to the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson as Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire. They invited members of their congregation at the time, St. Peterís by the Lake, to join them in founding Holy Apostles, and they did not dispute with the diocese over church property.
Both of the Urbans acknowledged the unusual nature of the consecration. In preaching the sermon for his wifeís consecration, John Urban said the history of Christianity has always been a tug of war between law and faith."
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