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Archbishop-elect Jason Gordon knocks on the cathedral doors before the start of the liturgy. Photo: Raymond Syms

As we went to press last Wednesday evening, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon was installed before a packed Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, taking pastoral charge of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, becoming its 11th, and third T&T born Archbishop.

There was a 30-minute delay to the start of the liturgy due to an electrical outage at the cathedral. Surrounding streets were manned by police to allow for the long entrance procession along Independence Square South to the front of the cathedral: altar servers, seminarians, deacons, priests; Anglican Bishop Claude Berkley; bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference led by President, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica; Archbishop-elect Jason Gordon; Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris; and Cardinal Kelvin Felix.

President Anthony Carmona, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and their respective spouses headed the list of invitees. While they occupied the front pew on one side of the aisle, Archbishop Gordon’s mother, Rosemarie, uncle Ken Gordon and other relatives sat on the other side. Members of the Living Water Community sat behind his family.

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