By AFRO Staff
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW) and its Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, will host a revival on Jan. 26 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast, Washington, D.C. at 2 p.m. The revival is entitled “More Jesus, More Love,” and is the highlight of a weekend of celebrations and meetings from Jan. 24- 26 as part of the 125th EDOW Diocesan Convention.
In May 2018, Curry received international attention after he preached at the union of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, also known as Duke and Duchess of Sussex. At a time when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have vacated their royal duties and are moving to North America to chart a new life, the revival about love is timely.
“This is the largest diocesan-wide gathering in our history, and part of an entire weekend of events with the potential to reach every congregation and beyond with a message of God’s love, revealed in Jesus, for all people,” said EDOW Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde.
The Presiding Bishop is making his way to the nation’s capital to examine issues, offer hope and discuss “Jesus’ way of love,” according to Budde.
Curry’s message, “Jesus Way of Love,” arrives at a critical time in the world and his lessons delivered from the nation’s capital will come just days after a federal holiday honoring another famous preacher and peace-maker, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even more ironic, the revival will be held not far from Martin Luther King Avenue in Southeast, D.C.
The Presiding Bishop’s visit aligns with further world news beyond his relation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, including: the United States fearing war and coping with race tinged rhetoric spilling into events that range from gun rallies in Virginia to President Trump’s impeachment trial in the United States Senate.
More than 4,000 Episcopalians from across the Washington Metropolitan area are expected to attend the historic revival led by Bishop Curry. While the event is free and open to the public, one must have a ticket for the “More Jesus, More Love,” revival, which are almost sold out.
The revival and Curry’s participation in EDOW’s 125th Diocesan Convention will begin on Jan. 25 at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016.
Other events include:
– On Friday, January 24 there will be an event entitled, “Young Adults Gathering with Presiding Bishop Curry.”
– On Saturday, January 25- Bishop Curry will preach at the Washington National Cathedral and at the “D2D (Dusk 2 Dawn): Youth Overnight featuring Presiding Bishop Curry.”
-On Sunday, January 26- Presiding Bishop Curry will hold a Eucharist service and discuss the state of Black and multicultural churches in the new decade at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Avenue, Southeast, D.C., 20020
The afternoon revival on Jan. 26 will be held at 1100 Oak Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C., at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
For tickets and more information on the revival visit https://www.edow.org/news-events/more-jesus-more-love-revival.