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From the Bishop
June 20, 2023

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Cancels Travel to the Diocese of West Texas for July Service

Dear Friends in Christ,

Grace to you and peace!

As previously announced, our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, was hospitalized for several days in late May for heart-related medical issues. Shortly after his release and return home to begin his recovery, the Presiding Bishop’s office notified the larger Church that this process would be lengthy and that he would be unable to resume his regular schedule in June. We were told to be “on standby” regarding The Presiding Bishop’s participation in the Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop Coadjutor-elect on Saturday, July 8.

We have now received official word that, unfortunately, Presiding Bishop Curry will not be with us to lead the Ordination and Consecration service next month. We are saddened, of course, by this news. But we also want our Presiding Bishop to be healthy and at full-strength as he begins the final portion of his tenure.

The Rt. Rev. W. Michie “Mike” Klusmeyer, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry within The Episcopal Church, will step into the role of Chief Consecrator. All else within the liturgy remains the same. We look forward to joining with the Diocese for this celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, in All Saints Chapel at TMI Episcopal in San Antonio.

We commend our Presiding Bishop, and his medical team, to your continued prayers and those of your church. Hasta pronto, and God bless you.

Faithfully yours,

+David                                           David+

David M. Reed                                     David G. Read

Bishop of West Texas.                    Bishop Coadjutor-elect of West Texas

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