FOR the 1400 Anglicans crammed into St Paul's Cathedral yesterday, many of whom had fought for women's ordination for decades, this was the day the Lord had made — and they rejoiced and were glad in it.Triumphant ululations? ROFLOL!!!! At the bottom of the story we get this...*cough*
As Melbourne's Archbishop Philip Freier presented newly consecrated Bishop Barbara Darling to the congregation, there was wild applause, topped by triumphant ululations by the Sudanese choir from her Dandenong church.
Bishop Darling, one of the pioneers of women's ministry in Australia, had just become Melbourne's first woman bishop, Australia's second (by nine days), and only the 24th woman Anglican bishop in history.
Catholics and Anglicans believe their bishops follow in direct succession from the first apostles 2000 years ago.