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Episcopal Church ordains first female black bishop in Colorado

Kym Lucas became the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado on Saturday.

The Episcopal Church in Colorado made history Saturday with the ordination and consecration of their 11th bishop, Kym Lucas.

She is Colorado's first woman bishop and first black bishop, a doubly notable accomplishment, according to Mike Orr, director of communications for The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

The ceremony was held Saturday at St. John's Cathedral in Denver.

Previously, Lucas served for seven years as rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Before that, she a rector in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2005 to 2011.

She was elected as bishop on the fourth ballot during the Colorado church's convention last October.

"I am both amazed and thrilled that the Holy Spirit has called us to minister together," Lucas said in a press release after her election. "... I look forward to spending more time with you, getting to know one another."

The Episcopal Church in Colorado has 30,000 members across 97 parishes and missions.

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