My congratulations to Bishop Egan the new Bishop of Portsmouth, I have been watching bits of it on the diocesan website, it has been a little difficult, maybe its the website or this computer but I couldn't hear much that was said, there was a huge long intro by Bishop Hollis, the principal consecrator, the readings weren't audible but the Gospel was sung rather nicely and that was heard, the rest of the music was, well, see below, it sounded so samey. It was significant that what was sung was heard, what was said was not. Bishop Egan interestingly, unlike his predecessor did sing.
But there were still an awful lot of words; four homilies!
I am told that the on-line broadcast was relayed to various parish centres through out the diocese. I was also told that the Bishop had wanted Exposition to follow the Ordination but this had been sat upon in favour of buns and vol au vents.
Pray that God will give him strength, the diocese he takes over has significant problems, it will be heavy cross to bear.