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“What is a bishop?”

“What is a bishop?”

On a recent parochial visit Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of Washington talks to some children about what a Bishop does.

Bishop Mariann: “What is a Bishop?” from Episcopal Diocese of Washington on Vimeo.


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Ken Howard

Years ago, Bishop Ron Haines, of blessed memory, was doing a children’s sermon at St. Nicholas Church, and asked the kids if any of them knew what a bishop does.

After an awkward silence, one very thoughtful child raised his hand. “Yes, Jeffery, do you know what a bishop does?”

“Yes,” Jeffery said, “A bishop moves diagonally.”

After a minute or two of congregational laughter, bishop Haines said, “You know? I think that’s just about right…”


That is just so awesome!

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