ATLANTA -- "It’s a glorious day!” someone shouted out Saturday morning, Oct. 13, on a sunny plaza in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the Morehouse College campus.
The occasion was the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Robert Christopher Wright as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. And a glorious celebration it was, with a procession of church banners emblazoned with vibrant colors, stands of bright yellow daylilies and crimson roses and gladiolas, and thousands of worshippers dressed in their Sunday best, coming to see the ordination of the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
Wright is a father of four Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students and a member of the school's Board of Trustees.