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The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, August 6th, 2017

On July 8, in a glorious service at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Reverend Canon John Taylor was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Taylor has a great story! This week we publish Part One; next week will feature Part Two.

In Christ,
Fr. Colville Smythe

John Harvey Taylor was elected Bishop Coadjuter of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles by Diocesan Convention on December 3, 2016. In this office Bishop Taylor will serve with Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno until Bishop Bruno’s retirement, at which time Bishop Taylor will become Seventh Bishop of Los Angeles. Upon his consecration, our new coadjutor becomes the 1,101st successive bishop in Episcopal Church history.

Bishop Taylor previously served until 2004 as vicar of St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church in the south Orange County community of Rancho Santa Margarita. St. John’s Church has about 800 members and St. John’s School about 420 students from infancy through eighth grade.

Born in Detroit and into the Episcopal Church, Bishop Taylor, the son of journalists, seemed destined for a career in journalism until former President Richard Nixon hired him in 1979. He became Mr. Nixon’s chief of staff in 1984, traveling with him to the Soviet Union, China, and various other countries, helping with six of his books, and overseeing plans for the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon biographer Jonathan Aitken said his relationship with Bishop Taylor was the best he had enjoyed with an aide since his White House days with Henry Kissinger.

Named Nixon library director in 1990, he oversaw President and Mrs. Nixon’s funerals in 1994 and 1993. Chosen by Mr. Nixon as co-executor of his estate, Bishop Taylor helped pave the way for the opening of the Nixon White House tapes and other historical materials. In 2007, he coordinated the Nixon Library’s entry into the federal government’s system of presidential libraries.

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