Two events will highlight the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry: Oct. 31 Union of Black Episcopalians Vigil Celebration at D.C. Armory, Nov. 1 Installation Service at Washington National Cathedral
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 in Salt Lake City, UT.
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 and Primate of The Episcopal Church and will be the 27th Presiding Bishop.
The following details on the events are provided by The Episcopal Church:
Saturday, October 31
All are invited to join a 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 Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will sponsor a live webcast of the Vigil Celebration at www.episcopalchurch.org
Sunday, November 1
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast available here.
Applications for tickets for available seating for the November 1 event at Washington National Cathedral will be distributed by lottery.
“This selection process was adopted as the fairest way to distribute tickets to the general public, noted the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, chair of the Transition Committee. “Demand for tickets far exceeds the capacity of Washington National Cathedral.”
• Only one ticket per person, and each person must fill out a form here
• There is no charge for a ticket.
• Applications will be accepted until 5 pm Eastern on Monday, September 21.
• Selections will be conducted by random drawing.
• Those allocated tickets will be notified on September 22, with further information.