This is refreshing to hear good news from the chief shepherd. I hope that this is going to a new era for the Episcopal Church under the new leadership of Presiding Bishop Curry. Episcopal Church needs a new awakening and a new vision to stop the deterioration of the Church. Members will turn back to the Church if the Church is going to stick to the principles of the Bible. God Bless Bishop Curry and the Episcopal Church
He is an inspiring leader. May we all follow his words with deep conviction.
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Wow, so articulate.
LOL, Bob. I guess the writer ahead of you got lost in his words. He's missing the whole point of what it is to reach God's people.
Thomas: Our previous Presiding Bishop would have made you head explode!
Some of the Biblical passages are difficult to understand. It's time for priests, pastors, teachers and committed churchmen/women to preach more passionatly that our God loves and welcomes ALL and then be prepared with the knowledge and love of God. Bishop Curry talks the talk because he's walked the walk. I and my deacon husband are in awe that we are priviledged to be still living in a time where we see in action the message God wants us to see, hear and inwardly digest what it means to be a partner with our Lord and finding our mission and GOING OUT!!
We will offer prayers for the work that Bishop Curry has been called to do and I sing: "what a friend we have in Jesus - all our sins and griefs to bear - what a priviledge to carry everything to God in prayer!"
I visit the women in jail...it seems like such a small thing and sometimes I wonder if they really hear me. But I know Bishop Michael's words are leading us right where we are supposed to go...outside the church. When I meet a women in town that has turned her life around, is succeeding and she thanks me for giving her the assurance of God's love and blessing, I know that I have been a channel for God's power in her life and I am blessed in return!
"This is the movement, to go into the world and to let the world know that there is a God who loves us and who will not let us go and that this love can set us all free." Amen!
This is what I have been waiting to hear. That our calling is to be in every moment with everyone, guided by the spirit to encourage and to heal. Who will be supporting me in this in my church and how will we communicate about this?
How wonderful to be part of the greater movement of finding and being love in the world. God bless our new P.B.!
Yes we will!
I am overjoyed, just speechless!
May our eyes and ears of our heart and soul follow our Lord as did the twelve when He said "Follow Me" We replied Yes we will!!!
Spirit of the Living God, help us walk it out with God's Love in us!
I was with great joy that my parish Church Joined in the service at the Washington National Cathedral. We rented a "Jumbotron" HDTV and placed it in front of our altar. We had the same programs that the people in the Cathedral had, so we said the responses, and sang the hymns along with that great congregation of thousands. And our organist matched the Cathedral's organist note for note. We received communion at the same time as the ones lucky enough to be in the cathedral. How lucky we are to have a Church that welcomes all to join in the life of the Church, no matter their gender, race, or sexual orientation. The Episcopal Church this day is truly a rainbow Church. Thanks be to God.
How very moving that you participated in the service as you did. Yes, this is very refreshing and we will continue to pray for PB Michael Curry and his ministry.
How wonderful for the above group to see the ordination & participate
Why oh why was this not on National TV. I think Episcopals, as the Bishop said ,need to step out of the box. The Romans r on everyday
Our church projects the service on the either side of the altar. We upgraded our Internet connection so we could stream Bishop Curry's Installation. We also stopped the stream and received eucharist in conjunction with them. The Bishop's sermon was among the best I've been lucky enough to hear.
I want to be a part of the Jesus Movement, I want to "go", I want to be that agent of change, as a part of the episcopal branch....what about you?
Blessings to our new Presiding Bishop!
I agree with you, Glenice! I am ready to sign up! And, while I have been a Christian all of my life, I actually gave my life to Christ on March 26, 2011 during a Faith Alive Movement that we had at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. I was most definitely "born again" and have felt the Holy Spirit many times. I feel His Holy Presence in every word that this PB has uttered! He wants me to sign up for everything he is asking for! I just wish I wasn't too old to go to seminary; I really think I would even do that! I tell everyone about what God has done in my life since that night in March and how he transformed me. I am almost 75 years old and I am so in love with Jesus. It is refreshing to hear a priest say the same thing! We need someone like this leading us!
If you truly believe that the Lord will lead you to the service he wants done...just pray and He will definitely use you and show you the way to help others who need to experience God's love through you! It's not hard, just offer everything you have to God, and He will use all who are available to go, to tell and to love for Jesus Sake...this my story, and a perfect by any means, but I am thankful for the times I know the Lord has let me be a part of the "Jesus Movement!" I am so thankful to welcome Bishop Curry as our new Presiding Bishop...may God bless him in ministry!!
Bless this loving servant of God. I have been unable to visit an Episcopal parish recently because of a major move to a Retirement Community, but I am anxious to see the PB's movement in action and to participate in its implementation. Thanks to everyone who may be energized by this precious work to bring us closer to Jesus.
When I awoke after an 18 hour neurosurgery, being close to my church and having access to the host and cup of our Lord were so important. I am a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Texas. I would like to help you get reconnected with an Episcopal Church near you. If you feel comfortable, let me know in what town you are, I'm pretty good at making connections. Thanks be to God that He loves us unconditionally, and thanks be for your life, Fr. Brooks. Kindly, FM
I hope and he can raise the the Episcopal Church up and awaken it to proclaim the Gospel again not only in her pulpits but from the rooftops! I wish you well Bishop Curry in your mission, you have a lot of hard work ahead, like you said "evangelization and Episcopalian are two that are never heard together but its time to change that!" God bless you, you're in my prayers.
I was there...I witnessed the Holy Ghost coming into that space stripping us all of our unnatural defenses against it! It entered our hearts and spun our minds with every word our Presiding Bishop spoke. "Come follow me" was his haunting refrain...spoken from the mouth of Jesus himself. I wish us well as we attempt this new thing in his name! The Holy Ghost threw the gauntlet down...the challenge is now ours! I'm ready!
God Be Praised, let us do His work Together and Rejoice!!! Bless You Bishop Curry.
This m an moves me. Amen
Alleluia! This man speaks such joy and hope.
God bless and empower him.
Welcome Presiding Bishop Curry. You are so filled with the Holy Spirit, and are a breath of fresh air, that will take our church where it needs to go. God's peace and blessings to you.
Heal Us,O Lord
Congratulations Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, I am so honored to have witnessed this historic occasion. May God guide you on His path, and continue to lead you to do His Will. Your cousin Sister Tara Q. Muhammad God Bless you as well!
This man, guided so beautifully by the Holy Spirit, will move us out of our "comfortable pews" in the light!
Amen. May we All run into each other in the streets and arms of this world. Time to become a new way of living our faith. May God bless us and Guide us. What an exciting time.
May God Bless you and thank you for the service you are about to undertake.
I am eternally drafted in the Jesus Movement. Will continually pray for your ministry.
God loves us and God does not let us go. Thanks be to God.
Yes, and with God's help we will enter into the Jesus Movement.
Going into the World. This is great. Because that is where we will find Jesus and others who we seek. There the world may be transformed. With God's Help.
God has led us to a time such as this to reveal His light to this world. May all we think, say and do be pleasing in your sight our King and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
This movement is long overdue and thank God for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminding us of our duty to our Lord to pass on the good news and bring to light that God is with us all and always has been. He never let us down, we let him down and that is no more.
Love it.the church must come to the people. Amen
Delighted. Taking the message to the streets! Share this message. BE THIS MESSAGE!
This is the time for our church doors to stand open. Open wide so that its members may go out into the world to spread the love of God and Jesus Christ. Open wide so that those who are touched by this love will know that they are welcome, no matter what if they are any color of the human rainbow, no matter if they are lesbian, gay, transgender, or just finding their way, no matter about their past - God loves and forgives us all.
Thank you for refreshing my faith. You have inspired me to do even more for others!
IT has been such a long time since I've heard the Word of Lord Jesus' so beautifully spoken. I long to hear His WORD in our Churches spoken so openly and lovingly from our Pastors and our Churches families and then home to our family, friends,work places and where our Lord sends us. I Promise to pray for you and please pray for me to find the perfect place to hear His WORD and Love.
As somebody who is going into Priesthood, I cannot say that I have ever been more excited to call myself an Episcopal. God bless you, Bishop Curry. Through your guidance, I hope that the church can excite the nation, through the teachings and movement of our Lord, Jesus Christ. My prayers and blessing!
Thanks be to God for +Michael Curry. His enthusiasm (en-theos--to be filled with God's Spirit) for the Good News and his call to the Episcopal Church to MOVE out is truly the word we have needed to hear for so very long. To be unabashedly Christian FIRST and Episcopalian second is what will help thaw the frozen chosen. "Let justice roll down like a river, righteousness like a mighty stream." Hallelujah and Amen. I know a number of us have been waiting for this inspired energy. Thanks be to God.
We are so blessed to have a Presiding Bishop who shows FAITH IN ACTION, who shows us how we can serve God, NOW. Galilee is everywhere, and any loving act for ANY other being is seeing the risen Jesus. And that will transform us and our church, if we LIVE it.
Thank You Jesus, for Michael!
Where is this very interesting church he's speaking from? Are those ostrich skeletons?! Why for? But funky-cool. Those and the menorahs. What a great church!
The video starts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. The Cathedral often hosts art installations and other pieces - I assume the ostrich skeletons are part of that. The Menorahs were given in the 1930s by Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the New York Times, as a sign of cooperation and love between Christians and Jews.
Thanks for that history. Will share with my congregation when we watch this video of Bishop Curry later this month. Blessings....
The spreading of The GOOD News !!!!
God bless us all!!! Come and SEE.
This is great! We need a Presiding Bishop with a huge heart for Jesus, and we have one in Bishop Michael Curry. He is an evangelist, who shows us that evangelism is really about helping people connect with their soul and discover the abundant life that God and Jesus long for them to discover.
Has someone transcribed this to text?
I was fortunate enough to be at the Convention in Salt Lake City this summer and to hear The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry speak at the UTO Dinner and we are so blessed that he was chosen to be our next leader of the Episcopal Church. Thanks be to God for all his gifts to us!
I'm so glad to hear this. Thank you Michael Curry for being available to Jesus and for following him. We are with you - St. James Bozeman, MT
Makes me proud (in a humble Lutheran way of course) and pleased to be a part of the Jesus movement (ELCA) who is in full fellowship with our Episcopal brothers and sisters.
Awesome message!! Thank you and God Bless you!
like St Francis!!
Thanks Bishop Curry! May God bless your new ministry among us...We are blessed to have you!
This man is AMAZING....I already love him.
What a beautiful message.....lets all be a committed part of the Jesus Movement.
I found the music to be entirely distracting from the message.
Presiding Bishop Curry speaks as a dedicated and faithful man of God. The Episcopal Church can lead the way in the Jesus Movement. This is a hurting and broken world. Does it matter is Christ's message is spoken by a man or woman?
Even Jesus was a youth when he read at the temple. Let's focus on what's important. God bless you all.
Thanks Bishop Curry for this message. We will keep you in our prayers .
I met you years ago at St. Johns Royal Oak and again at Christ Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Little did I know that I was in the presence of our next Presiding Bishop. I hope to see
Thanks Bishop Curry for this message. We will keep you in our prayers
Thank you P B Curry for your energetic and the powerful of our Lord Jesus Christ that Empower you. We christian we need a strong spiritual leaders like you.The leaders ful of God knowlege, peace and tell us exactly what is God? We have a lot of lost sheeps no one looks after them. Jesus said" started from Jerusalem to the world.
May Almigty God give you a blessing.
I was confirmed four years ago as an Episcopalian with my wife encouraging me, and it is truly a blessing to be a part of this movement that is occurring and will continue to do so in the future with the backing of our wonderful new bishop!! My background came from a church that made you feel inferior if you did not follow every word as it was written. It created an environment where you were afraid to step out into the world in fear of being reprimanded by someone in the congregation. My dream when I was younger was for everyone of different color and denomination to love each other as Christ loved us. Thank you Bishop Curry for making that dream a reality!!
First off, I would like to comment on how VERY HAPPY I am that Bishop Curry has come into our lives!! I think you are an AWESOME MAN!!!! You have already given me new hope for our church. I saw the Installation on YouTube and I cried because I was so moved by you and your wonderful message. I have been an Episcopalian for 19 years now, and I have to say that it has been a rough road with all the things changing and I wanted to give up, but i stuck it out. I am so glad that I did now, because you have breathed new life into me! The church I was born into always scared me because they constantly told us that we were all going to Hell if we didn't do exactly as we were told. I always cried so hard after every service, because that church made you think that God was mean and out to get you. When I met the Episcopal Church , I sighed with relief that these people have a loving God and all my Trauma I grew up with suddenly vanished. I am so glad I found a church where love abides! I knew i wanted to be a member within 5 mins. of the service! I was so elated to know love was there and that we are NOT going to Hell. Thank you so much again, Bishop Curry for making a difference and making me want to stay now for sure!! God Bless You!!!!
Seems like a good man. Guide the church faithfully.