From beginning to end, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church was filled with resurrection moments, moments where it was clear to everyone in attendance that this church was alive and kicking, or as the Presiding Bishop said last week, “Get up, girl! You’re not dead yet!” Here are a few of my favorite moments from today.
Presiding Bishop-elect Curry preached at the Convention’s closing Eucharist today. His sermon is well worth your time.
Not long after Bishop-elect Curry finished his sermon, he got a surprise from Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori and another somewhat important person.
The House of Bishops also sent Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori off with a resounding round of applause.
Both houses adjourned before the scheduled “Sine Die” time of 6:30 pm, with the House of Deputies ending at 6:10 pm after one final song from our beloved chaplain, Lester Mackenzie. Ever wonder what Sine Die means? It means to adjourn a meeting with no appointed time for resumption.
Overall, if I had to describe this General Convention in three words, it would be “Go--follow Jesus!” From our choice of a new Presiding Bishop to the priorities made clear by the Houses to the spirit permeating the Salt Palace, everything we did pointed towards the love and redemption of Jesus. We are poised to do amazing things this next triennium--I can’t wait to hear all about them! Don’t wait until Austin 2018 though--we always want your stories on Facebook or Twitter.
Until next time, respectfully submitted, yo yo yo,
Holli Powell, Chief Resurrection Reporter