Reconciliation Church and Day School Corpus Christi
Blessed to be a Blessing!
Michael Curry Elected New Presiding Bishop
Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry was elected and confirmed the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church during the 78th General Convention on Saturday, June 27.The House of Bishops elected Curry, presently Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, from a slate of four candidates on the first ballot. Curry received 121 votes of a total 174 cast. Diocese of Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith received 21, Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, 19, and Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, 13. The number of votes needed for election was 89. The House of Deputies then confirmed the election by a vote of 800 to 12.
The bishops of The Episcopal Church gathered at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City for the election. After the vote was brought to the House of Deputies back at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Curry and his family arrived to address the deputies and visitors of General Convention.
Curry entered to joyous applause by the many gathered to welcome him as the new Presiding Bishop-Elect. In his remarks, Curry said, “Oh God love you. It really is a blessing to serve our church and our Lord in this way. I treasure this church, both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, and all of us.”
Curry said he was baptized in the Episcopal Church, by way of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. “This is the church where I learned about Jesus. We have ourselves a good God, and this is a good church. We are good and wonderful people.” Both diocesan bishops Lillibridge and Reed were enthusiastic and positive in regards to the election of Curry. “Today was a very joyful day. I am excited about Curry’s episcopacy in leading this church, and I have high hopes he can serve as the chief evangelist of our church,” said Lillibridge.
Current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will continue to serve in her role, until a special liturgy is celebrated on All Saints Day, November 1, marking the beginning of Curry’s ministry as Presiding Bishop at Washington National Cathedral. In an afternoon press conference, Curry expressed his gratefulness for Jefferts Schori and his appreciation of the other three candidates for Presiding Bishop.
He said he is blessed to call and act on the Jesus movement in the world. He imagines a world that looks more like God’s dream and less like our nightmare. “I take seriously evangelism and witness, especially being a witness to social advocacy,” said Curry. “I believe The Episcopal Church has something to offer in the public square; I believe we find ourselves seeking to be a reconciling agent. We can be a positive and proactive voice joining with others seeking to be the same.”
To bring back together people or groups who have been estranged or separated, to restore and heal the broken relationships between people and God, people and each other, people and creation, and even the fracturedness we experience within our own selves.
Reconciliation Church is a wonderfully diverse EPISCOPAL congregation that has been serving Corpus Christ for twenty years. Yet, we are newly awakening to how God is calling us to be an agent of reconciliation. We are, as we say, "Blessed to be a Blessing" to a world that is broken and divided. (Go HERE to see more of the diversity of the Episcopal Church.)
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Reconciliation Day School is also a diverse family of children, families, and staff. We teach the value of unity in diversity. Together, we are "Blessed to be a Blessing" to one another and to the world. (Go HERE to see more about our larger family of Episcopal Schools.)
Please take time to get to know us. May you be blessed on your journey with Christ, and may you be a blessings to others.
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