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Gene Robinson Consecration
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News trucks at Robinson consecration

Television satellite trucks are parked outside the Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire. About 200 media were accredited to cover the consecration of Gene Robinson.
(ENS photo by James Solheim)

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Bishops gather in prayer at Robinson consecration

At the moment of consecration, bishops gather around Gene Robinson and join together in a prayer asking God to “make Gene a bishop in your church” and to “pour out upon him the power of your princely Spirit….” The new bishop receives a miter from his partner, Mark Andrew.

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Griswold at Robinson consecration

The bishop-elect kneels before Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold in preparation for the prayers of consecration.
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Robinson presents himself to PB at his consecration

The bishop-elect presents himself for examination before Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, the chief consecrator, who was joined by Bishops (left to right) Chilton Knudsen of Maine; Herbert Donovan Jr., retired bishop of Arkansas; former presiding bishop Edmond Browning; Krister Stendahl, former dean of Harvard Divinity School and bishop of Stockholm in the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden; Ted Eastman, retired bishop of Maryland; and Barbara Harris, retired suffragan bishop of Massachusetts.
(ENS photo by James Solheim)

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Robinson shares a laugh with Bishop Barbara Harris

Bishop Barbara Harris, retired suffragan bishop of Massachusetts, greeted Gene Robinson before the consecration services began.
(ENS photo by Bruce Parker of GTS)

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Robinson with his parents

Bishop-elect Gene Robinson is greeted by his parents, Imogene and Victor, before the consecration service began.
(ENS photo by Bruce Parker of GTS)

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Procession at Robinson consecration

The 53 bishops attending the consecration join a long procession into the Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
(ENS photo by Bruce Parker of GTS)

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Robinson surrounded by bishops during consecration

At the moment of consecration, bishops gather around Gene Robinson and join together in a prayer asking God to “make Gene a bishop in your church” and to “pour out upon him the power of your princely Spirit….”

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Robinson receives his miter from his partner

The new bishop receives a miter from his partner, Mark Andrew.

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Bishop Robinson after being consecrated

At the end of the service, Bishop Gene Robinson blesses the congregation.

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Bishop Gene Robinson during his first visitation at All Saint's, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
(ENS Photo by Patrick Boylan)

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