Today the church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany, when the Magi come worship Jesus the Lord.
Today the nation marks the anniversary of last year’s attack on the capitol.
It strikes me as an unsettling mash-up of commemorations, to say the least. And conflicted events like this are the perfect opportunity for prayer. I invite you to gather online with me and Episcopalians across the nation to worship and to pray. Today at 11 a.m., join Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, the Rev. Glenna Huber, and other local and national leaders for a livestreamed celebration of Epiphany, the season of light, from the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.
This Epiphany, we will proclaim that we recognize Christ alive and moving wherever people are looking, acting, and loving like Jesus. Bishop Curry will invite Episcopalians to commit afresh to becoming vibrant, loving, healing, truth-telling embodiments of Jesus and his light—in our communities and in our nation.
The worship service will feature the witness and voice of a diversity of people who are the face of Christ—from ordained Episcopal ministers to unhoused people who are also leading the church. Artists will include Kory Caudill, composer and musical director for Concert for the Human Family, and Chanda Leigh Adeogba, lead musician for Imagine Church-Atlanta.
Bishop Curry also will offer a videotaped address to the nation later today.
Epiphany blessings, Justin