LONG ISLAND: Diocese ready to receive coadjutor nominations

August 11, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is beginning to receive nominations for a bishop coadjutor.

Diocesan Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr., 65, called for a coadjutor during the diocese's annual convention in November 2007. Walker, Long Island's seventh bishop, has served the diocese since January 1991.

The search/nominating committee will accept nominations until September 30. Nominations forms are due to be posted here soon, as is the recently completed diocesan profile.

A slate of 4-6 nominees is due to be announced in December with a nomination-by-petition process set for January 2009. The election is scheduled for March 21, 2009 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.

The Diocese of Long Island comprises 52,700 parishioners worshipping in 156 congregations.

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