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Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry videos, sermon, and media round-up

Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry videos, sermon, and media round-up

Photo courtesy REUTERS/Mike Theiler

The Installation of the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry occurred this past Sunday, at the Washington National Cathedral. A number of news outlets have reported on the event and the significance of the first black Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The service was available as a live webcast for those who could not attend in person.

The service:


  • The Union of Black Episcopalians held a pre-service vigil; video and coverage from ENS.
  • Both the Associated Press and the Washington Post wrote about the Installation, the significance of race–highlighting Curry’s family stories of participating in white Episcopal Churches during segregation–and Curry’s ‘Jesus movement’ approach to evangelizing.
  • Religion News Service also covered the Installation, noting that Curry’s focus on evangelizing may bridge divides in the national church.
  • Thousands in attendance, from Time Warner Cable News.
  • North Carolina media reporting on Curry, from North Carolina, with a local perspective.

How did you celebrate the Installation? Were you able to attend? Did you join with others to watch the live webcast? Please share other stories and blog posts you’ve seen about the Installation with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.


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Lee Ann Wallkng

I was there, but have still watched the video, oh, three or four times. The diversity of music is what really touched me. Latino, Native American, the unbelievable St. Thomas Gospel Choir and their “Amen” finale, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Lift Every Voice and Sing – I believe the church bends over backwards to be inclusive, and it all came together beautifully on Sunday.

Lionel Deimel

It is disappointing that there is no HD version of the service on the Web.

Ann Fontaine

My favorite photo was of +Katharine and +Michael asperging the congregation. Such joy. My second favorite is of the new PB and +Barbara Harris (first woman to be an Anglican bishop) singing the Lord’s prayer and holding hands.

Jay Croft

Ah, but the asperges part was slightly marred when an elderly priest, who was part of that bit, slipped on the wet marble floor and had to be helped up. Apparently he wasn’t hurt, but it was a scary moment.

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