Thursday, 2 July 2015

Bishop Michael Curry elected as the new Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church

The Rt Revd Michael Bruce Curry (Diocese of North Carolina) has been elected the 27th Presiding Bishop of the American Episcopal Church. He is the first black Presiding Bishop. The press release is here:

The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on the first ballot on June 27.

Bishop Curry, 62, is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The election occurred during the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

Of the 174 votes tallied, Bishop Curry received 121 (89 needed to elect).

Following his election by the House of Bishops, Bishop Curry’s election was overwhelmingly confirmed by the House of Deputies, 800 for, 12 against…

Online reports include:

The Episcopal Café The Rt Revd Michael Curry elected as the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Mary Frances Schjonberg Episcopal News Service Historic election of Bishop Michael Curry as 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Czarina Ong Christian Today US Episcopal Church makes history by electing 1st black presiding bishop

Associated Press in The Guardian Episcopal church elects first African American presiding bishop

Associated Press in The New York Times Episcopal Church Elects Its First Black Presiding Bishop

Episcopal News Service Episcopalians, Anglicans react to historic election of Michael Curry as presiding bishop

Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll Huffington Press Episcopal Church Elects Michael Curry, Its First Black Presiding Bishop

Robert Gehrke Washington Post Episcopal Church elects Michael Curry first black presiding bishop

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Proud to say Bp Curry is my diocesan bishop, at least until All Saints' Day. He is a splendid person who has done an outstanding job as the Bishop of North Carolina. We will miss him deeply but know he will be an outstanding leader for the Episcopal Church.

Posted by: jnwall on Thursday, 2 July 2015 at 11:17pm BST

A very different situation from South Carolina! Outsiders like me cannot but note the marked attitudinal split. How refreshing!

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Friday, 3 July 2015 at 8:14am BST

Here's a video of his sermon at the closing Eucharist at our General Convention.

http://www.episcopalcafe.com/pb-elect-rt-rev-michael-curry-rocks-general-convention-eucharist/

Very inspiring. And I think it'll be a time of reaching out.

Posted by: Cynthia on Saturday, 4 July 2015 at 9:55pm BST
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