Video: Jefferts Schori reflects on nine-year term as Presiding Bishop

[Episcopal News Service] In a 10-minute video interview with the Episcopal News Service, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reflects on her nine-year term in office that began Nov. 1, 2006. She discusses her vision of the reign of God on earth, her hopes for The Episcopal Church, what it has been like to be the first woman to hold the office of presiding bishop and primate, how she has been inspired and where she has found solace.

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  1. The Ven. Michael Hamilton says:

    An amazing 9 years of leadership and vision! Congratulations for the work accomplished, the visions expanded, and the hope illuminated. Thank you for your non-anxious presence that you have shared and for taking the high road even during difficult discussions and situations.

  2. Beth Baldwin says:

    Thank Bishop Katharine for 9 years of sharing the good news amongst us. For your grace in times of conflict. I wish for you a time of peace as you continue to do God’s work amongst us.

  3. Alex Lukens CDSP '64 says:

    This woman who flies through the skies and swims with the fishes has been a godsend to this church and to the Cosmos. Thanks be to God.

  4. Cay Hartley says:

    We have been blessed with your graceful presence, your skills in diplomacy, and your dedication to our church and to God. May the next years be fruitful and peaceful. Thank you, thank you.

  5. Revda. Vaike Madisson says:

    God bless you always. Thank you for your service in our Church.

  6. Carole G. Pryor says:

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori for thank you for your service and dedication these past 9 years to the Episcopal Church. May the peace of our Lord be always with you.

  7. Barbara Nash says:

    Always gracious, looking forward, challenging and showing , both by precept and example, how to strive towards the completion of those great Biblical themes; this, to me, is the gift of life to Katherine and to us through her. Go with God, dear One, and trust for discernment for the next chapter. Thanks be to God for Katherine!

  8. Charlotte Otto says:

    Awesome work over the last 9 years, you have been a blessing to take us to another level of humanity or for beginning to pave the way with great works done as the first Female Presiding Bishop. May you be blessed in the opportunity to see your work continue. Thanks be to God for work so well done.

  9. Keith Reed says:

    Thank you Bishop Katharine for those wonderful words! You’re an amazing person and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
    May God Richly Bless you!

  10. Ann Shepherd says:

    thank you so much for your nine years of Christian Service. I am in awe of you. I have your photo up on the wall.

  11. Christopher Daniel says:

    I want to say Thank You Bishop Katharine. I was raised Southern Baptist but confirmed at Grace Allentown, PA. Your one of the many reasons I joined the Episcopal communion. Looking forward to hearing about your next adventures

  12. Nathan D. Baxter says:

    We have been blessed by such a steady hand piloting the Church through rocky shoals during Bishop Katharine’s tenure. We are more healthy as a Church with a clearer vision of what it means to be the Body of Christ on mission….all of us together. Bp. Katharine’s has not been an easy tenure but she has kept her soul…her spiritual being,, even as she has led, collaborated and challenge our Church and the Anglican Communion. As a diocesan bishop I have appreciated her pastoral attention when I needed it, and her theological clarity which informed my pastoral and prophetic ministry to my diocese. Thank you, Bp. Katharine and God’s blessings on you and husband Dick as you discern what is next in your life together and individual vocations.

  13. Nathan D. Baxter says:

    We have been blessed by such a steady hand piloting the Church through rocky shoals during Bishop Katharine’s tenure. We are more healthy as a Church with a clearer vision of what it means to be the Body of Christ on mission….all of us together. Bp. Katharine’s has not been an easy tenure but she has kept her soul…her spiritual being,, even as she has led, collaborated and challenge our Church and the Anglican Communion. As a diocesan bishop I have appreciated her pastoral attention when I needed it, and her theological clarity which informed my pastoral and prophetic ministry to my diocese. Thank you, Bp. Katharine and God’s blessings on you and husband Dick..

  14. Stewart David Wigdor says:

    Reading about the terrorist attacks in Paris a thought came to me: evil in all its power cannot reach the Divine nor form itself in the shape of God hence it will shed blood thinking it has power over life. Life is the greatest gift God gives us even to seek God while on earth. To defeat evil then we must come from the air when our Lord is there from whose Body and Blood we enter Heaven a place evil cannot imagine even the Perfect Master’s Heaven on earth. Evil will end.

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