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The Most Rev. Michael Curry

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry became Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church in 2015. He formerly served as the Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina.

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The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry is Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. He was elected at General Convention in 2015 and installed in November of that year.

For 15 years he served as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, based in Raleigh, NC. He was consecrated on June 17, 2000, at Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 13, 1953, Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, New York, and graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, in 1975. He received the Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School. He has also done continued study at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary's Seminary, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies.

Bishop Curry was ordained to the diaconate in June 1978, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, by the Rt. Rev. Harold B. Robinson and to the priesthood in December 1978, at St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, by the Rt. Rev. John M. Burgess.

He began his ministry as deacon-in-charge at St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1978 and was rector there from 1979-1982. He next accepted a call as rector at St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights, Ohio, where he served from 1982-1988.

In 1988 he became rector of St. James', Baltimore, Maryland, which he served until his election as bishop.

In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Bishop Curry had extensive involvement in Crisis Control Ministry, founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, the Absalom Jones initiative, creation of networks of family day care providers, creation of educational centers, and the brokering of millions of dollars of investment in inner city neighborhoods. He inspired a $2.5-million restoration of the St. James' church building after a fire. The St. James' After School Academy was designated a Jubilee Ministry by Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning.

Bishop Curry serves on the boards of a large number of organizations, including the Day1 Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Commission on Ministry in each of the three dioceses where he has served. He has a national preaching and teaching ministry, having been featured on The Protestant Hour and as a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. He has received honorary degrees from Sewanne and Yale.

He is married to the former Sharon Clement, and they have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.


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Bishop Michael Curry's Easter Message 2017

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

 

Easter 2017 Message

It's taken me some years to realize it, but Jesus didn't just happen to be in Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. He wasn't on vacation. He wasn't just hanging out in town. Jesus was in Jerusalem on purpose. He arrived in Jerusalem about the time of the Passover when pilgrims were in the city. When people's hopes and expectations for the dawn of freedom that Moses had promised in the first Passover might suddenly be realized for them in their time.

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Bishop Michael Curry: Christmas Message 2016

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December 11, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry: Advent 3--Salvation: Not for Sale

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

As twenty-first century followers of Christ, it is all too easy to take up with those earliest followers and only see the expected. If so, we will miss so much. Sure, we can pray and go to church and move forward knowing that God loves us ... and all this is good. All this is of God. But God wants more for us. God wants us to do more than just settle in our faith.
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December 01, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: World AIDS Day 2016

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The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have issued the following joint statement on 2016 World AIDS Day.
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September 14, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry: Voting Is a Christian Obligation

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'Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in a video election message. 'And that is a Christian obligation. Indeed, we who follow in the Way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to participate actively as reflections of our faith in the civil process.'
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March 26, 2016

The Most Rev. Michael Curry - Easter Message

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'This world does not need another fairy tale,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Easter 2016 Message. 'This week’s story of crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.'
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February 10, 2016

The Most Rev. Michael Curry: The Season of Lent

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'The season of Lent is upon us,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. 'It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.'
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December 24, 2015

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

'As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Christmas 2015 message.
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November 18, 2015

The Most Rev. Michael Curry: Syrian refugee crisis: “Be not afraid!”

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry addresses the current Syrian refugee crisis today...
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November 04, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Don't Worry, Be Happy: Installation Sermon

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The Most Rev. Michael Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. Here's his sermon presented during the service at Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
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Eucharist: The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry

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The Rt. Rev. Bishop Michael Curry speaks about the unity and beauty of the Eucharist in this video from New Tracts for Our Times.
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Bishop Michael Curry: Crazy Christians

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In honor of the release of Bishop Michael Curry's new book, Crazy Christians, we thought we'd revisit the sermon that started it all. This was presented at last year's General Convention of The Episcopal Church.
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August 25, 2013

God Has a Dream

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God has a dream, a vision, a plan, a sublime divine intent for this world, and Jesus came to show us the way to live God's dream. Bishop Michael Curry says it's our responsibility to help others discover God's dream and live it.
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August 18, 2013

Keep the Faith

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

In his sermon on Hebrews 10–11, Bishop Michael Curry encourages us not only to worship Jesus on Sunday, but to follow Jesus on Monday by taking up the challenging responsibilities of discipleship.
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September 04, 2012

Bishop Michael Curry: Some Strange Things Are Happening in Charlotte

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As Charlotte, N.C., readies for the coming of the Democratic National Convention in early September, all of the usual preparations are underway. And houses of worship are involved.
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July 10, 2012

Bishop Michael Curry: We Need Some Crazy Christians

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Forgive me for saying it this way, but Jesus was, and is, crazy! And those who would follow him, those who would be his disciples, those who would live as and be the people of the Way, are called and summoned and challenged to be just as crazy
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The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry (Part 1) - Day1 Conversation on Faith and Global Hunger

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The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace in the fourth interview of our Faith and Global Hunger Series. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina discusses the realities of hunger, even in the United States in states such as his, and how simply standing up for the hungry can change the world.
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The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry (Part 2) - Day1 Conversation on Faith and Global Hunger

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The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace in the fourth interview of our Faith and Global Hunger Series. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina discusses the realities of hunger, even in the United States in states such as his, and how simply standing up for the hungry can change the world.
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July 04, 2010

Can I Get a Witness? Faith & Global Hunger Part 4

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In part 4 of our special series, "Faith & Global Hunger," the Right Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, offers a stirring call to action to serve the poor in Jesus' name.
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December 12, 1999

Give God the Glory

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November 14, 1999

Faith Can Move Mountains

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October 24, 1999

There's Strength in Love

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