CACS is very proud to say that we, and by extension Virginia Theological Seminary, has a direct connection to the royal wedding! The Rev. Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to her Majesty the Queen and CACS Fellow in Public Theology, read one of the prayers for the royal couple. For the June Anglican Commentary, published today, Rose offers us a “behind the scenes” perspective on the wedding, as well as a reflection on the now-famous sermon by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
“That service in that moment, became a great advertisement for the Anglican Church. It reflected a rich tradition and modernity in words and music; the officiants and the congregation were diverse. The 1.9 billion people who watched around the world could recognise someone who looked like them in attendance at that service. And then there was the sermon. Wow. The sermon delivered by the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church was unapologetically all about the Good News of the love of God in Christ Jesus; the sacrificial love that set the standards for the love that we should pattern in marriage and in all our relationships.”