Archives for October 2015

Union of Black Episcopalians begins vigil for Curry and the church

Rollicking, moving Eucharist kicks off weekend of leadership transition

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] During hours between the Oct. 31 Vigil Celebration, hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, and the time when Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry is formally installed as presiding bishop and primate on Nov. 1, he and The Episcopal Church are being held in a traditional African-American […]

Video: Episcopalians joyfully anticipate Curry as presiding bishop

[Episcopal News Service, Washington, D.C.] Episcopalians participating in the Oct. 31 Vigil Celebration, hosted by Union of Black Episcopalians, share their excitement and enthusiasm for Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry on the eve of his installation as presiding bishop on Nov. 1.

Video: Sandye Wilson preaches at Vigil Eucharist for Curry’s installation

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Sandye A. Wilson, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, preached at the Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), in honor of the next presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael B. […]

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 […]

Interactive timeline traces all presiding bishops of The Episcopal Church

Roles, duties of presiding bishop have evolved with life of the church

To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. To explore an event, click on it. You will then have options to read the details, delve deeper and connect with related online resources. [Episcopal News Service] The role of the presiding bishop of The […]

Episcopal Church prepares for Curry’s history-making installation

Weekend of celebrations to mark the beginning of new presiding bishop’s term

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church will make history Nov. 1 as it celebrates the All Saints Sunday installation of Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry as its 27th presiding bishop and its primate. On that day, Curry, 62, will become the first person of color to hold the position of presiding bishop and […]

Video: Jefferts Schori urges compassionate response to refugee crisis

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori speaks about the refugee crisis and encourages a more compassionate response to those […]

Jefferts Schori: ‘I am deeply grateful for what God has been up to in the midst of our journey together’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement in English and Spanish: The Episcopal Church has come a long way in the last 10 years. We are no longer consumed by internal conflict over various social issues. We are clearer about who we […]

Video: Episcopal Church helps refugees resettle in France

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] The following video about how The Episcopal Church is helping refugees escaping war and persecution to find new […]

‘What if it were you?’ Responding to the refugee crisis in Hungary, Austria

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] As thousands of refugees fleeing conflict started arriving at the train station in Budapest, Hungary, in early summer, […]