It is a custom for the college of presbyters (aka the clericus) of a diocese to present a new bishop a gift at the time of ordination. This is often a piece of episcopal hardware or haberdashery. It was thence altogether refreshing for the Tennessee clergy to make, instead, a contribution in the bishop-elect’s honor to the Episcopal Relief and Development Jericho Project for rebuilding Katrina-demolished homes in New Orleans. Louisiana was the home diocese of the new bishop.
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