Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

The Holy Eucharist with the installation of the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will occur at noon Sunday, Nov. 1, at Washington National Cathedral.

Curry, Bishop of North Carolina since 2000, was elected and confirmed at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to church canons, he becomes presiding bishop on Nov. 1. He is the first African-American to be elected presiding bishop.

The Eucharist and installation will be available via live webcast.

The service will reflect the comprehensiveness of the Episcopal tradition and community, and Bishop Curry will preach.

Episcopal, Anglican, ecumenical, and interfaith guests are expected to join bishops, General Convention deputies, Executive Council members, and others.

Information on obtaining for general-seating tickets will be announced after Labor Day.

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