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Monday, March 08, 2004

Harmonic convergence in New Hampshire

What do the Episcopal church, a gay man, and a Palestinian shepherd have in common?
If your answer is "a crosier," you're right!
The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right,
presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a crosier,
carved by a Palestinian shepherd, as a gift during Robinson's
investiture ceremony Sunday, March 7, 2004, at St. Paul's Church in
Concord, N.H. Robinson officially became the Episcopal Church's first
openly gay bishop. (AP Photo/Lee Marriner)