Two events announced for the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed to be the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop and Primate on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry will be the 27th Presiding Bishop, the Primate, and the Chief Pastor of The Episcopal Church. He will also serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.
Saturday, October 31
All are invited to join a webcast of the Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) in honor of the 27th Presiding Bishop on Saturday, October 31 at 11 am Eastern at the Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC.
“The Vigil Celebration is an opportunity for all to be with Bishop Curry and to pray with him,” the Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson, UBErepresentative and preacher at the service has stated. “The model is similar to the vigil that Archbishop Justin Welby conducted prior to his installment in Canterbury.”
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside at the Eucharist and Presiding Bishop-Elect Curry will celebrate.
Sunday, November 1
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.
The service will be reflective of the comprehensiveness of the Episcopal tradition and community. Bishop Curry will preach at the service.
The Holy Eucharist will be live webcast available here. The live webcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired. Pre-registration is not required. The webcast will also be available here. The worship bulletin will be available for downloading beginning October 23 here.
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. Hashtag #MichaelCurry if you are on Twitter.