Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s medical team has confirmed that the mass removed on Sept. 20 was not cancerous. Because successfully removing the mass required open surgery instead of laparoscopic, his full recovery time will be longer than originally hoped.
Following a surgery last week to remove an adrenal gland and attached mass, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has been moved from the intensive care unit of the hospital to a standard hospital room. He will continue his recovery there, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Following Wednesday’s surgery, Bishop Curry is awake and talking, and he remains in the intensive care unit of the hospital. Your ongoing prayers for Bishop Curry, his family, and his whole medical team are very much appreciated at this time.
The Episcopal Church’s newly released 2022 Parochial Report indicates signs of rebounding attendance after the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of which continue to present significant challenges for parishes. The report also shows that despite an overall trend in declining church membership, collective congregational giving remains steady.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry underwent a scheduled surgery today. He is out of surgery and resting and will be in the intensive care unit of the hospital for about 24 hours. More information will be shared as it becomes available.