Thursday, January 14, 2016

Growing up with the future Bishop of the Episcopal Church

From Charlotte-

Tears of joy flowed as a group of childhood friends witnessed a history-making event. Our friend, Michael Curry, was about to become the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church last November.

He would be the first African-American to hold the position.

I distributed tissues before the installation.

A group of us, mostly raised in Buffalo, N.Y., traveled from around the country to attend the service at the Washington National Cathedral. There were family, friends, Episcopal clergy and church members from around the globe, representing a variety of faiths and ethnic groups, among the 2,500 people present.

The seating arrangement for the Episcopal bishops formed a cross.

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