Wednesday, October 25, 2006
PB Elect Canterbury Bound
From TheLiving Church
Presiding Bishop-elect, Archbishop of Canterbury to Meet
Before arriving for meetings at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City on Oct. 30, Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold will travel to London where the two have accepted an invitation to meet with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will conclude her tenure as Bishop of Nevada tomorrow.
At Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s official residence in London, Bishop Griswold will introduce Bishop Jefferts Schori to Archbishop Williams. The invitation to the official residence was extended shortly after Bishop Jefferts Schori was elected by the House of Bishops during the 75th General Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
The morning meeting will occur the week prior to the beginning of Bishop Jefferts Schori’s nine-year term as Presiding Bishop. It will also be a new chapter in Archbishop Williams’ attempts to broker a truce among factions within The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. A meeting of Episcopal bishops called at the archbishop’s initiative last month in New York City ended inconclusively.
Bishop Jefferts Schori officially becomes one of the Anglican Communion’s 38 primates Nov. 1. Her liturgical installation is Nov. 4 at Washington National Cathedral and she will be seated as primate at the cathedral the following day.