The Rt. Reverend Cornell Jerome Moss, D.D., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana died in the United States of America yesterday…

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The Rt. Rv. Cornell Jerome Moss

The Rt. Reverend Cornell Jerome Moss, D.D., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana died in the United States of America yesterday, after a battle with heart complications. He was 56.
Bishop Moss, who served in Guyana, but hailed from The Bahamas, left Guyana last week, seeking medical attention in Miami. After having had surgery, he was said to be recuperating, hence the news of his death yesterday came as a shock to the Anglican diocese and indeed all Guyana.
Cornel Moss was ordained and enthroned as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana in December 2009.
He was ordained a deacon on 5 January 1983, and priest on 5 January 1984 by Bishop Michael Hartley Eldon, 11th Bishop of Nassau and The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
He was appointed Curate at Christ the King Parish, Ridgeland Park, Nassau, Bahamas, Rector of St. John the Baptist Parish on Marsh Harbour, Abaco in September, 1986. After six and a half years, he was appointed 2nd Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Freeport in March 1992.
In 2000, he became Archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and was elected Bishop in August, 2009.
Meanwhile, in the ensuing weeks, Vicar General, Archbishop Oscar Bazil will be required to convene a meeting of the Synod, the highest decision making body in the diocese where all the priests in the diocese and members of the Laity will vote for a Bishop.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carol Lisa Thompson; father, Richard David Moss; two brothers and three sisters.