Thursday, February 1, 2018

Today, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will be on campus. He is here as part of our Center for Anglican Communion Studies’ 20th anniversary year and will give a lecture on the theme of, “Why the Episcopal Church Needs World Anglicanism” at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
 
We are delighted that he will also preach and preside, and will bless our new stained-glass windows at the 5:20 p.m. Community Eucharist.
 
For Bishop Curry, the diversity of our Communion is “representative of the family of God.” He describes it as a “…fellowship and union in Christ…” a fellowship and union “…that is bigger than any difference…” But why, amidst such diversity and disagreement is the Communion important? That is precisely the subject our Presiding bishop will address this evening.
 
A panel of VTS faculty and students will respond and engage with the Presiding Bishop’s remarks. The panel will be moderated by CACS Director and Associate Professor of Christian Mission, the Rev. Robert Heaney Ph.D., D.Phil, and will include the Rev. Katherine Grieb Ph.D., the Rev. Kathy Walker ’18, and the Rev. Halim Shukair, ’18.
 
Registration for the lecture is now closed, and seats are unavailable. However, both the Center for Anglican Communion Studies 20th Anniversary Lecture and the Community Eucharist will be streamed live. For more information visit our website www.vts.edu or follow these links directly:
 
Today is another special day at Virginia Seminary. Today is another opportunity to experience, more fully, what it means to be part of a global and growing Jesus movement.  
 
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D
Dean and President
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