You are invited to attend the historic consecration of our Bishop-Elect John Taylor on July 8 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles.
Seating is limited, so your prompt response improves your prospects!
Register with Isabel in the church office: 793-9167. (Only 13 seats available for St. Edmund’s). Deadline to respond is May 15th.
-Father Colville Smythe
A warm welcome is extended to all for a festive, culturally diverse celebration designed to be a hospitable, accessible, and meaningful gathering for all in attendance. Because no Southland Episcopal church building is large enough to accommodate the anticipated congregation, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has been selected as a centrally located, gracious, functional and affordable public venue.
A total of 3,100 seats will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis with an equal opportunity for attendees from all congregations of the diocese. Reservations are now open, beginning in blocks of 20 seats for each congregation of the diocese; there is no charge for any ticket. Each ticket-holder’s name, email address and phone number must be supplied through the local church office. Block seating deadline is 12 noon on Monday, May 15, after which remaining tickets will be released to accommodate open reservations. Any congregation with more than 20 initial reservations will be asked to create a waiting list to submit on May 15. Accessible seating for attendees in wheelchairs, with their companions, is available by advance reservation.
Video of the full service will be offered via live webcast and on demand.
A 100-voice choir will assemble under the direction of Sean O’Neal, director of music at Holy Trinity Church, Covina. Participation details will be forwarded to music directors in the congregations of the diocese. Liturgical arrangements are under the direction of the Rev. Fernando Valdes, deacon, of St. John’s ProCathedral as minister of ceremonies.
Festive displays of banners of the congregations, schools, institutions and other ministries of the Diocese of Los Angeles are planned; information will follow in communication with staff of local congregations.
A variety of international foods will be made available in Grand Park, with a blend of complementary selections and options for purchase from local vendors. Hospitality arrangements are chaired by Canon Lynn Headley of St Michael and All Angels, Corona del Mar.
Ample parking in the Music Center garages will be available for $9 per vehicle. Bus parking will be arranged as needed using ticket-block reservation forms.
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