Saturday, March 26, 2016

Q & A with our Presiding Bishop

 Bishop Michael B. Curry
  • Title: Presiding Bishop, the Episcopal Church
  • Installed: Nov. 1, 2015
  • Previous Position: Bishop of North Carolina, 2000-2015
  • Ordained to the Priesthood: December, 1978
  • Born: March 13, 1953
An excerpt from the NY Times:

Q. Your father was also an Episcopal priest, but before that he was a Baptist. Why did he become an Episcopalian?

A. He was dating my mother, who was an Episcopalian, and he went to church with her at some point. When it came time for communion, in the Episcopal Church people drink out of the same cup. They were one of the only black couples sitting in the congregation, and this was in the late ’40s, in southern Ohio, which then really was still the South. Watching that, he said that it just hit him that any church where people of different races drink from the same cup knows something about the Gospel, and that he wants to be a part of that.

Read the whole interview (condensed) here.

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