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Encyclopedia > Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire

The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire is a diocese in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA). The Episcopal Church in the United States of America is governed by 100 dioceses, each led by a bishop. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the nations capital is the national cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...

The diocese includes all ECUSA congregations in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... A congregation is a group of people gathered together. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ...

Originally part of the Diocese of Massachusetts, it became independent in 1841. The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is one of the nine original Dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In 2003, the diocese elected its current bishop, the Right Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop consecrated in the Anglican Communion. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... The Right Reverend Vicki Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947) is the ninth bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church. ... Gay originally meant in English happy. ... The Anglican Communion is a world-wide organization of Anglican Churches. ...

The see city is Concord. The diocese has no cathedral. A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ... Concord is the capital of New Hampshire, a state of the United States of America. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...

External link

Official Web site of the Diocese of New Hampshire. (http://newhampshire.anglican.org/)

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Gene Robinson, canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire since 1988, was elected bishop coadjutor on the second ballot in an election held June 7 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Concord, New Hampshire.
A leader in the diocese's partnership with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund for affordable housing, he is on the board of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health, a foundation working for access to health care for the uninsured.
It was in New Hampshire, Robinson said, that he 'answered God's call to acknowledge myself as a gay man. My wife and I, in order to KEEP our wedding vow to 'honor [each other] in the Name of God,' made the decision to let each other go.
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