All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2015
A Sermon Preached by the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry
The Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and Primate
The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Washington, D.C.
In the Name of our loving, liberating and life giving God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
It really is a joy and blessing to be able to be here and for the church to gather and to ask for God’s blessing.
Allow me a point of personal privilege. I am looking forward to working with my sister the Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies. We’ve been working with each other a bit over the summer. And I look forward to working together with her in the years to come.
I want to offer thanks on your behalf for Dick Schori, the spouse of the Presiding Bishop.
In a time when there is often debate and genuine consternation as to whether courageous, effective leadership is even possible anymore, let the record show that The Episcopal Church has had a leader in Katharine Jefferts Schori.
It is an understatement to say we live in a deeply complex and difficult time for our world. Life is not easy.
It is an understatement to say that these are not, and will not be, easy times for people of faith. Churches, religious communities and institutions are being profoundly challenged. You don’t need me to tell you that.