(NB: Women had been ordained deaconess since 1889 but not considered within the diaconte until 1968 and began being ordained deacons alongside men in 1971.)
Let that sink in.
Let me pause and let that sink in: "Incarnation beats Idea".
|Jane Holmes Dixon, Cynthia Black, Mary A.R. MacCloud|
After July 29, 1974, ordained women were no longer an abstract idea.
And, and, and... besides the first African American diocesan bishop to be a woman, this is the first time a woman diocesan has been followed by the election of another woman diocesan - the first time that's happened in the church since 1996. (That's 20 years but who's counting?)
|The Witch of Endor|
Now, just hit 'pause' for a moment and let all that sink in.