In the old days, when the bishop visited one of his parishes for any sacrament or to celebrate the Mass, a throne was prepared for him. This custom has passed but not at St. Joseph Church, for the first time since the 1970's.
The back to the priest's presiding chair has a taller backing it to it, just for the bishop. (The faux back is easily removed when the bishop isn't here and stored away). In fact this morning I made sure the "cathedra" was moved and set to the side so that I would not sit in it pretending to be a bishop which could get me suspended. So I presided at morning Mass on one of the blue side chairs.
The bishop is here for Wednesday night's Sacrament of Confirmation with the three Macon parishes, St. Joseph, St. Peter Claver and Holy Spirit Churches.
Tomorrow night Bishop Gregory Hartmayer celebrates Mt. de Sales Academy's Baccalaureate Mass here.