Presiding Bishop Curry highlights ‘moment of peril and promise’ on one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 attack

From the Office of Public Affairs of The Episcopal Church: 

Following a Jan. 6 noon Epiphany service at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shared words of reflection and exhortation to the church and nation in a videotaped message from the Lincoln Memorial.

“The nightmare of last January 6th was not just an event—it was a revelation,” he said. “It was a revelation of deeply dangerous divisions in our nation. … That day, and our response to it, contain potential for both peril and promise.”

Download full transcript of video in English and Spanish.

Following the private filming of the video not far from where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, Curry offered the prayer at an evening vigil for lawmakers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol:

Further reading

Episcopal News Service: In Epiphany service and Lincoln Memorial speech, presiding bishop calls nation to wake from ‘the nightmare of Jan. 6’

Religion News Service: On Jan. 6, vigils recall the insurrection with competing narratives

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