The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop-elect Mary Douglas Glasspool, daughter of a priest, has received the "consents from diocesan standing committees and bishops" required to be consecrated and ordained in a ceremony planned for May 15, the presiding bishop's office announced.
The ordination and consecration of the Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce, who was elected a day earlier, is planned for the same day. Bruce was the first woman bishop elected in the 114-year history of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
Glasspool will be the first openly lesbian bishop in the 70-million-member worldwide Anglican Communion.