The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop

Nov. 1 at Washington National Cathedral, live webcast

Posted Jul 29, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast.

The service will be reflective of the comprehensiveness of the Episcopal tradition and community. Bishop Curry will preach at the service.

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.

Please note:
Media: Media credential applications will be available September 8.  Details on media coverage and opportunities will be announced at that time.

Tickets: Information on the process for general seating tickets will be announced after Labor Day.


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Comments (15)

  1. Will it be possible to get a service bulletin before the 11-1 service so we can share it with those interested at St. Mark’s, Fincastle VA – possibly a group viewing of the “broadcast.”

  2. How do I get copy of 11-1-15 service bulletin ahead of time so our congregation can group view the installation service at National Cathedral?

  3. Louise Buck says:

    A question from a 20th century grandmotherr- how do I see the webcast? Can I watch it later so I don’t miss our Eucharist at St David’s San Diego>?

  4. Br. Basil Edwards OSB, Abbot says:

    I think invitations to representatives of Episcopal religious orders and communities should be offered.

  5. MEL CLARK says:

    Thru what address/link will the Service be web-cast?

    MClark,
    Boise, ID

    1. Rob Martin says:

      Mel,
      I have same question. Did you ever find an answer?
      Thanks,
      Rob

  6. Chief Jim Donovan says:

    Speaking as a church musician, I sincerely hope that the web cast includes the prelusive music. We miss that great organ!

  7. Robert Horwath says:

    I am so impressed with Bishop Curry and his sermon at GC brought me to tears. One could really feel the Spirit through his voice and I really felt such hope that God will use Bishop Curry to help restore this Church and infuse much life into it. I appreciate Bishop Katherine’s episcopal leadership and now see that the Spirit really wants to keep us moving forward in the vision of God’s Reign to become or return to our early pre-Constantinian ecclesial reality as the “Jesus Movement”…a dynamic, fresh, Spirit-filled and led movement which rejects the institutional model of the Church (see: Avery Dulles’ Models of the Church). This process of de-institutionalization will be challenging for us as Episcopalians…but I hope Bishop Curry’s vision will be able to manifest….Let us pray and work toward this. Bishop Curry, I support you!

  8. john gorecki says:

    I believe that Bishop Katherine’s installation was televised and a DVD was produced which I purchased. I hope the same is true for Bishop Curry’s installation. The beauty and depth of the many “living stones” that is the Episcopal Church as reflected through music, ceremony, and word should be offered to a world often searching for meaning and a home. Please televise it, produce a DVD, and request all diocesan bishops to strongly urge their parishes to inform their congregations of the event!

    1. Libby Workman says:

      The entire service appeared on YouTube a couple of days ago. Type in the Search window: Holy Eucharist and the Installation etc. It is a great blessing. It also contains a link to the Order of Service used.

  9. robert hunter says:

    If the service is televised here is a chance for the Cathedral Chapter to order that the Confederate windows of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and the Confederate flag be shown to thousands of viewers. This would show the great irony, that in a Cathedral that celebrates the bad history of Treason by a group of southern states; that 150 years after a “savage war” we celebrate the installation of Michael Curry, a descendent of slaves as the Most Reverend Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. ” Blessed is he or she who is not offended”.

    1. Libby Workman says:

      I am against slavery, polygamy, stoning, and many other practices condoned in the pages of the Bible, but I wouldn’t rip out those pages, would you?

  10. Kennisha Douglas says:

    I pray God’s blessing on our new Presiding Bishop Michael Curry my friend,role model and mentor. I will be honored to be part of this celebration to such an historic celebration. Bishop Curry is truly anointed and fully committed to the work of God and the church.

  11. Richard Thiele says:

    I am from North Carolina and to see our Bishop become the Presiding Bishop is so exciting.
    My Wife has a ticket for the installation. I’m jealous. I hope and pray he can lead us as one Church through the “Jesus Movement”.

  12. Helen Harder says:

    Here is a link for the Service Bulletin for the Installation of Presiding Bishop Curry. http://www.cathedral.org/pdfs/20151101PBCurryInstallation.pdf

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