The Enthronement of BISHOP BASIL


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Congratulations BISHOP BASIL on your Enthronement

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Read the Address Delivered by His Grace B a s i l On the occasion of his enthronement as Bishop of Wichita and Mid-America December 15, 2004


The Kingdom is at Hand: the December 15, 2004 Enthronement of the Right Reverend Bishop BASIL to the Newly-established See of Wichita and Mid-America.

by Rev. Fr. Paul Hodge

Perhaps a thousand of the faithful of the self-ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America came to the enthronement of Bishop BASIL for the See of Wichita and Mid-America on the evening of December 15, 2004. They gathered at St. George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, to pray Vespers and to witness as Metropolitan PHILIP conveyed the episcopal staff and throne to the first bishop of the See of Wichita.

During the Vespers, hymns were sung to commemorate the next day’s remembrance of the Prophet Haggai. Looking into Holy Scripture we discern the Prophet’s words to come from the Holy Spirit with special meaning for the establishment of a new diocese and the enthronement of her new father and shepherd.

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