[The Episcopal News] Bishop John Harvey Taylor leads clergy in the renewal of their ordination vows April 12 at St. John’s Cathedral. Taylor delivered the sermon and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy celebrated the Eucharist.
At the annual service members of each order of ordained ministry – deacons, priests and bishops – are called on to stand and renew the vows they made at their ordinations. Clergy from throughout the diocese attend the service, at which the bishop also blesses oils to be used in healing and annointing rites. Bishop Taylor and Bishop Ed Little, who assists him with visitations to congregations and other episcopal duties, invited clergy to join them after the service in the cathedral’s Lady Chapel for a blessing of their hands.