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Japan's newest bishop consecrated

Posted on: September 17, 2013 4:38 PM
Photo Credit: NSKK
Related Categories: Japan

From Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan) 

More than 300 people from countries including Taiwan, Korea,  Hong Kong and the Philippines recently travelled to Okinawa for the consecration of Japan's newest bishop.

The Rt Revd David Eisho Uehara became Bishop of the Diocese of Okinawa, Japan, on Saturday 7 September at All Souls’ Church, Chatan, Okinawa.

Guests from overseas included the Rt Revd David Lai, Diocese of Taiwan in The Episcopal Church; the Rt Revd Andrew Chan, Diocese of Western Kowloon in Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; the Rt Revd Dixie Taclobao, Diocese of Central Philipinnes in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines; The Most Revd Paul Kim, Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea and bishop of diocese of Seoul, The Rt Revd Onesimus Dongsin Park, bishop of diocese of Busan and representatives from 11 dioceses of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK).

Bishop David is a native of Okinawa. He was a rector of Cathedral Church in Okinawa, St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church in Mihara city in Okinawa, and also chair of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Okinawa.

He is the third bishop of the Diocese after it officially became a part of NSKK in 1972.