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The Rt Revd Michael Curry elected as the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

The Rt Revd Michael Curry elected as the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Curry.104525The Rt Revd Michael Curry, bishop diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina has been elected by the House of Bishops to be the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The House of Deputies has confirmed the election. +Michael will be the first African American Presiding Bishop.

Bishop Curry was the rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland, when he was elected on February 11, 2000, to be the 11th bishop of North Carolina. He was ordained and consecrated on June 17, 2000.

EDUCATION
• D.D., honoris causa, Sewanee, The University of the South
• D.D., honoris causa, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
• D.D., honoris causa, Virginia Theological Seminary
• D.D., honoris causa, Episcopal Divinity School
• Continuing Studies, The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, The Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary, and Institute of Christian Jewish Studies
• M.Div., Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
• B.A., with High Honors, Hobart and William Smith College

EXPERIENCE
• 2000 – Present Bishop Diocesan, Diocese of North Carolina
• 1988 – 2000 Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland
• 1982 – 1988 Rector, St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, Lincoln Heights, Ohio
• 1982 – 1988 Chaplain, Bethany School
• 1978 – 1982 Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

I pray for a Church passionately committed to making disciples who follow in the way of Jesus of Nazareth in the Episcopal tradition and who in so doing participate in the realization of the dream of God for this world. A church like that will really be a house of prayer for all people. The face of a church like that will reflect the faces of all the peoples of our lands in all our wondrous God-given variety. A church like that will be truly catholic. A church like that will bear witness by its very life to the unconquerable love of God we know in Jesus. That church will proclaim the word of God with power, evangelize as much by listening as by sharing, embody hospitality with authenticity, serve, witness and prophesy deliverance in our local and global societies” The discipleship of a church like that will truly follow the way of Jesus of Nazareth and make a transformative difference in this world. That’s the church I pray for.

+Michael

This information was gathered from Episcopal News Service and the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop

Posted by David Allen

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Bill Marcus

I saw a video of Bishop Michael speaking on education at a "Moral Monday" demonstration in Raleigh last year. He is inspirational!

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Paul Woodrum

The picture says it all. We want our own Francis.

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Jay Croft

My wife's name is Frances, with an E. Does that count?

(No, she isn't a bishop.)

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Rod Gillis

The Sistine "white smoke" photo is very Jon Stewart at several levels! LOL. Every blessing to PB elect +Michael Curry and TEC.

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Tom Carlson

Spirit breathed! An exciting choice for troubled times. God bless you Bishop.

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Diane Corlett

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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