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Diocese of Easton elects a new bishop

Diocese of Easton elects a new bishop


A special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton June 11 elected the Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Easton.

The convention was held at Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland. …

Marray, 58 and currently an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Alabama, was bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, from 2005-2008. He also served as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of East Carolina from 2009-2012. …

The Rt. Rev. Henry Nutt Parsley Jr., the former bishop of Alabama who became bishop provisional of Easton in 2014, will be retiring.

The Diocese of Easton reports on Bishop Marray’s broad global experience teaching, and planting and revitalizing churches in Guyana and the Bahamas before moving to the Seychelles.

Marray was the Province of the Indian Ocean’s representative on the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group and was later appointed by Archbishop Rowan Williams as Commissary to the Anglican Communion.

Marray is a convert from Hinduism, the faith of his parents. His passion for Jesus and his Church is undergirded by his conviction that a loving Jesus who came looking for him in a small remote village in South America populated by majority Hindus and Muslims in Guyana deserves his love and devotion.

He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1981, and bishop in 2005. He holds a degrees from Codrington Theological College, Barbados; the University of the West Indies, Barbados; General Theological Seminary, New York; the University of Wales, UK, and Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall Divinity School.

Pending canonical consents, Bishop Marray will be installed in October.


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