[From The Carrol County Times
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry lit St. George’s Chapel on fire Saturday with a rousing homily delivered during the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Inside the 14th-century chapel, Curry quoted Martin Luther King Jr., he spoke of slavery and, above all, the transformative power of love.
“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love,” Curry preached, evoking King’s words.
Before Curry’s sermon stirred those at Windsor Castle and others worldwide, he was preaching at St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore.
As a preacher, Curry always demonstrated a gift for speaking to a broad range of people, regardless of race or class or gender, said the Rev. Melvin Truiett, priest at St. James, where Curry presided from 1988 through 2000.
“He is a person that you can approach and he’ll make you feel at ease, regardless of whether you’re the president, the queen or a prince — anyone, he would treat you the same,” Truiett said previously.
Curry, now back at home in New York, recently shared some reflections on the historic union — which he says represents the creation of “a new world.”
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