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John Taylor elected bishop coadjutor of Dio LA on the 8th ballot

John Taylor elected bishop coadjutor of Dio LA on the 8th ballot

As we reported back on 8 OCT, the Revd Canon John Taylor, full-time vicar of St. John Chrysostom Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita CA. was added to the slate of candidates for bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles by petition. John Taylor joined the slate of five nominees chosen by the diocesan nominating committee.

Mr Taylor was chosen as bishop coadjutor today at Dio Los Angeles’ diocesan convention on the 8th ballot. The convention is being held in the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario CA.


The main image is a screenshot of the Nominations Report by Dio Los Angeles. The vote tally is from the Dio Los Angeles website.


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James Newman

Arriving and later departing clergy. Also, i know that folks around me were equally content with Fromberg and Taylor…so support was fluid.

Jay Croft

“Arriving and departing clergy.” The convention was announced in advance, and they should have made appropriate plans.

I’ve noticed in nearly half a century of attending diocesan and clergy meetings, there are people who make a point of showing up late and departing early. Oy veh.

Marshall Scott

James, thanks for responding.

Marshall Scott

Any of our LA colleagues out there: I’m very curious about the differing numbers of clergy present and voting. There was a surge (new arrivals?) on the second and third ballots, and then a gradual decline on the sixth, seventh, and eighth ballots. I’m curious why we didn’t have a consistent number (more or less) stay all day.

Paul Woodrum

And the C of E wouldn’t consecrate Seabury, now would they? Anyway, we got a better BCP out of the SEC deal.

Prof Christopher Seitz

The consecration Seabury sought and ardently wanted required an oath to the Crown. Seabury was fully prepared to do so — see previous note.

The CofE counseled that his wish was complicated/dangerous for him/premature. So he went to Scotland to be consecrated by non-jurors as expedient.

The ensuing TEC nominated bishops sailed to England, when the revolution was completed, to do what Seabury wanted to do, and the fledgling TEC complied with all CofE requests.

“got a better deal”? how eccentric…because the SEC had accepted the orthodox epiclesis due to efforts to find common ground of ecumenism with them at the time, which now RCC et al have incorporated as possible liturgies for HC services?

This is a romantic idea without grounding in historical realities.

James Newman

Canon Taylor

Paul Woodrum

The misuse of “Reverend” in any form is my beef. As for contractions, we’re Americans, not English. Remember all that tea we brewed in Boston Harbor (no u) and all the grief they gave us over Seabury? As for “Father/Mother” Jones, only proper for a transsexual priest in transition.

Prof Christopher Seitz

“…grief they gave us over Seabury…”?

Seabury was an ardent Tory, loyalist, chaplain for the British forces, urgently wanted to be consecrated in the CofE and not the SEC. Sailed back to Halifax in case he couldn’t reenter the USA, etc.

Where do people get these ideas?

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