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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

July 20, 2014

It is very good to be with you again – and to be here with you!  It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since we gathered at St. Michael and All Angels.  Your journey has been a long one, and in addition to grief and some despair at the beginning, it’s brought growth, maturation, and a deepened sense of interconnection with this community, this...

June 19, 2014

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

On June 20, communities across the globe will celebrate World Refugee Day, honoring the strength, resilience, and contributions of refugees. In 2014, the world has seen the heights to which refugees can rise when given the chance to start a new life in dignity and peace. A former refugee became the first American citizen in a generation to win the...

April 27, 2014

Alleluia, Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!

So what are we afraid of, even in the midst of this great rejoicing?  For most of the world, fear rarely takes a holiday.  The current threats in Eastern Europe are raising the fear of war in a world that is deeply weary of it.  Bishop Garang, who was here for the consecration yesterday, told us about...