Rev Theodore Benedict Lyman

Rev Theodore Benedict Lyman

Birth
Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Dec 1893 (aged 78)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 94097560 · View Source
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He was the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Theodore Lyman was born in Massachusetts and educated in New York at Hamilton College and General Theological Seminary. He was ordained in Maryland in 1841, and served in Hagerstown for nearly a decade, before moving to Pittsburgh in 1850, and serving there for another ten years.

He spent the 1860s abroad, traveling extensively in Europe and the Middle East, and serving for a time as chaplain at the American Embassy in Rome.

Upon his return in 1870, he went to Trinity Church, San Francisco, where he was Rector at the time of his election as Assistant Bishop. This election stemmed from Bishop Atkinson's 1866 request that either an additional Bishop be elected to assist with the work in a large and rapidly growing state or that the Diocese be divided.

The first part of his request was honored after seven years, and the second part in 1883, when the Diocese of East Carolina was created – over the objections of Lyman himself, by then the Diocesan Bishop.

Lyman was known for his theological acumen and urbanity. His extensive travels continued, and for a time he served as Bishop for the American congregations in Europe.

He was especially effective as an apologist for the distinctive position of the Episcopal Church in matters of theology and practice, and, like Atkinson, he maintained cordial relationships with non-Episcopalians in the State.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 94097560
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Theodore Benedict Lyman (27 Nov 1815–12 Dec 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94097560, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .