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Installation of Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Presiding Bishop-elect Elizabeth A. Eaton awaits to be welcomed into Rockefeller Chapel to be installed as the fourth presiding bishop of the ELCA. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

A bagpiper played St. Patrick’s Breastplate while the ELCA Church Council processed. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

Jessica Crist, bishop of the ELCA Montana Synod and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops, delivered the sermon. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton prepares to listen to the homily by Jessica Crist, bishop of the ELCA Montana Synod and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

The formal presentation of Elizabeth A. Eaton as ELCA presiding bishop. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton with communion ministers prior to the distribution of Holy Communion. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregtion go to ELCA.org

Presiding Bishop-elect Elizabeth Eaton before the beginning of the procession. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

The sharing of the peace prior to Holy Communion. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

Jessica Crist, bishop of the ELCA Montana Synod and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops prior to preaching the sermon. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton with her husband Conrad Selnick, priest of St. Christopher's by the River Episcopal Church in Gates Mill, Ohio. To learn more about the ELCA or to find and ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org

Elizabeth A. Eaton is formally presented as ELCA presiding bishop. Also pictured: the Rev. Mark S. Hanson (left); Presiding Bishop Eaton; Yolanda Tanner, vice president of the ELCA Deleware-Maryland Synod. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org.

Vested in red and white, the ELCA Conference of Bishops is an advisory body of the church. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org.

Joelle Colville-Hanson, an ELCA pastor, (left) and Anita Tubben-Nueztmen hold service folders from the service of Holy Communion and the Installation of the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org.

Mark S. Hanson, presiding minister, (center right) addresses the assembly during the welcome of the presiding bishop-elect. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org.

The congregation turns to greet the processional cross, which was followed by the presiding ministers, preacher, assisting ministers and director of liturgy. To learn more about the ELCA or to find an ELCA congregation go to ELCA.org.