Monday, September 26, 2016

BISHOP PHILIP DUNCAN TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

The Rt. Reverend Philip M. Duncan, II, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast in Florida will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with confirmation services at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Prairie View on Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. The candidate for confirmation is Dr. Cynthia Lawry, who has attended training classes over the past few months. The public is invited to the service which will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

Bishop Duncan was consecrated May 12, 2001 as the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. He previously served as Dean and Rector of Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in Dallas (1993- 2001); rector of St. John’s Church, Clearwater, Florida (1972-1993) and curate of Christ Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey, (1970-1972). He joined the Diocese of Texas in 2015 and is assigned to the Austin Office.

Bishop Duncan holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio; a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from the General Theological Seminary in New York City and Doctor of Ministry in evangelism from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He was honored with the Doctor of Divinity degrees from the General Theological Seminary, the University of the South, and Virginia Theological Seminary.

For sixteen years he has been a reader, chaplain, and a member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains; serves on the Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, representing the Episcopal Church in ecumenical dialogues with the United Methodist Church; serves on various hospital, seminary and University boards; served on the Committee for the Armed Forces for the Episcopal Church; is an associate of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, a religious order for men focusing on spirituality; and a member of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. In the Diocese of Dallas and Southwest Florida he was a deputy and an alternate to General Convention; member and president of the Board of Pinellas County Comprehensive Addiction Services, Florida; was a member of the board of directors of The Children’s Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Thanksgiving Square (an interfaith gathering), and the East Dallas Community Organization.

Bishop Duncan and his loving wife of forty-six year, Kathlyn Anne Cowie (Kathy), a registered nurse and school nurse teacher, are the proud parents of two sons, Andrew Gray and Ian James.

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