The Suffragan Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America; Church of Nigeria, the Rt. Rev. Felix Orji August 19, 2011Posted by geoconger in Church of Nigeria.
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The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has confirmed the election of Canon Felix Orji as suffragan bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. Meeting at the Ibru Center in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on July 6, the Nigerian bishops affirmed the March 4 election by CANA of the new bishop suffragan to CANA bishop the Rt. Rev Martyn Minns.
According to the press release from the March election “Bishop-elect Felix Orji is rector of St. Francis on the Hill in El Paso, Texas, and a canon for CANA. He and Lillian, his wife, have four children. Dr. Orji typifies the cosmopolitan citizen, having had the privilege of making his home in three different nations: Nigeria, Canada, and the U.S. He has earned four graduate degrees from the University of Lagos, Regent College, Vancouver School of Theology, and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dr. Orji was ordained in 1996 and served churches in Canada until 2004 when he moved to the U.S. From 2004 to 2008, he held various pastoral and diocesan leadership positions in the Diocese of the Rio Grande. He began serving St. Francis on the Hill in 2005. He served as a CANA delegate to the ACNA’s inaugural convention in 2009, and will be a CANA delegate to a meeting of ACNA jurisdictional leaders in Pittsburgh later this month.”
Here is a link to the Church of Nigeria announcement and the CANA announcement from the spring. Bishop-elect Orji will be consecrated on Sept 25, 2011 at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Lagos.
A clerical error appears to have been made by the Anglican Communion News Service on this election. The announcement from the Church of Nigeria of the episcopal elections of July 6 that appears on the ACNS website has been truncated. The paragraph announcing Bishop-elect Orji’s election is missing from the ACNS version.