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Sacramental Whine

Mar 8, 2019

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing:

Bishop Lainie Petersen, who is the Presiding Bishop of The Open Rite. She was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and was elevated to the episcopacy in 2009. She holds an M.Div. and M.T.S. degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as well as a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dominican University.

She offers a candle ministry and has set thousands of lights for people over the years. She has previously served as co-host for several radio shows and podcasts, including Talk Gnosis, Magic Radio Chicago, and Hard Lens Media. She is currently the theater correspondent for Playtime, which can be heard every Sunday afternoon on WCGO 1580AM in the Chicago area.

In this episode, we talk about several things including:

  • Her elevator speech? How she describes the Independent Sacramental Movement to someone with no knowledge of the movement.
  • We discuss her jurisdiction, The Open Rite. And the story behind its evolution.
  • We discuss her academic research on women in Pentecostalism.
  • She talks about her Candle Ministry and how it has grown.
  • We explore her challenges as a bishop.
  • And finally, she talks about her most memorable blessing within ministry.

This episode is sponsored in part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine.  If you haven’t checked out Convergent Streams I encourage you to do so, why?  Because it’s a great publication AND when you support Convergent Streams you are supporting a ministry within the Independent Sacramental Movement.  How can you go wrong with that?  Check it out at  I like the print copy, but you can also get it in ebook format. 


Bishop Lainie Petersen's website/blog.

Candle Ministry Patreon Page.

This episode is sponsored and produced by The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).