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Installation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry scheduled for November 1

Installation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry scheduled for November 1

The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs has announced that the installation of Bishop Michael Curry as Presiding Bishop will take place on November 1 at Washington National Cathedral and will be live webcast:

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast.

The service will be reflective of the comprehensiveness of the Episcopal tradition and community. Bishop Curry will preach at the service.

Episcopal, Anglican, ecumenical, and interreligious guests are expected to join bishops, General Convention deputies, Executive Council members, and other leaders, members and guests of The Episcopal Church for the celebration.

Please note:

Media: media credential applications will be available September 8.  Details on media coverage and opportunities will be announced at that time.

Tickets: Information on the process for general seating tickets will be announced after Labor Day.

The release is posted online here.

Posted by Cara Ellen Modisett

Photo: Episcopal Digital Network



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Rodger Patience

How about on All Saints’ Day, November 1 we set up laptops and big screens at our churches, watch the livestream of the new Presiding Bishop’s Installation at 12 ET / 9 PT, worship “with all the saints,” and then share communion locally with one another while they are having communion at the National Cathedral?

“But it conflicts with our scheduled services.”
“But we don’t have a big screen.”
“But we don’t have wi-fi at church.”

I’d be willing to bet that every congregation (in the US at least) has one member with a laptop and one member with a portable wifi hotspot. If not, why not partner up with the next nearest congregation?

Why don’t we try doing something a little different on All Saints’ Day — you know, like we said we want to at General Convention? Could be fun!

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