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Presiding Bishop



The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, previously Bishop of Nevada, is the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. She is chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2.1 million members in 17 countries and 109 dioceses, ecumenical officer, and primate, joining leaders of the other 38 Anglican Provinces in consultation for global good and reconciliation. Jefferts Schori was elected at the 75th General Convention on June 18, 2006, and invested at Washington National Cathedral on November 4, 2006.


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From the Presiding Bishop

September 28, 2014

Today, Jacob would probably be sent to a sleep lab, to see if apnea is causing his frequent midnight disturbances.  One night he wrestles with an angel and wakes up with a dislocated hip.  In today’s account he sleeps on a rock and has wild dreams.  In other cultures people really do use rock hard pillows – they were traditional in China, and carried sacred and life-...

September 17, 2014

We thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to...

September 7, 2014

It is a joy and delight to be welcomed into this congregation like a member of the family!  I feel even more like a member of the family because of the great adventure we had last night on the way from the airport, with a flat tire.  You have invited me into your home – to share the great joys as well as the disasters along life’s roadways.  I have the deep sense...