An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Connecticut, Diocese of

On Mar. 25, 1783, Samuel Seabury and Jeremiah Leaming were elected as candidates for Bishop of Connecticut. Seabury accepted the election, and was consecrated Bishop of Connecticut on Nov. 14, 1784, by nonjuring bishops at Aberdeen, Scotland. The Diocese of Connecticut was organized at Christ Church, Middletown, on Aug. 3, 1785. On June 15, 1919, Christ Church, Hartford, was set apart as Christ Church Cathedral. See Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, Feast of; see Seabury, Samuel.

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