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VIDEO: The Most Revd Michael Curry's first sermon as Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

The new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, the Most Revd Michael Curry, gave a rousing 40-minute sermon during his installation service at Washington National Cathedral on Sunday 1 November 2015. 

He told the 2,500 people in the congregation: "You thought you came here for the installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate. That was just a teaser to get you here.

"The real reason we are here is at the beginning of this service when we renewed our vows of baptism to renounce Satan and all that hurts and harms the human family and Gods creation and to turn to Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord, and become the Jesus movement in this world.

"That's why we here. That's why we came. Because that movement turns the world upside down. That movement has the power to take things which has been cast down and take them up; it has the power to take things that have grown old and make them new; it has the power to give life to God's church and God's people; it has power to give light to this world.

"That movement is why we are here. we are the Jesus movement and we have been sent and called into this world not to serve for what is; but to dream and work for what shall be."

02 November 2015 | YouTube | Open media