Bishop Michael Curry gives his sermon at the royal wedding in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
Meghan Markle wasn’t the only American to make waves during her royal wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, who led St. James in Baltimore from 1988 to 2000 before becoming the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, earned wide praise — from both sides of the Atlantic — for the stirring sermon he delivered at Windsor Castle.
Gorgeous, moving display of African American culture and expression at the very seat of white Anglo power. What could have felt like an overfrilly, overhyped occasion now feels monumental.
What power what courage what preaching with a global audience in witness. “When love is the way.. poverty will become History” The redemptive power of Love. Well done Bishop Curry. #RoyalWedddingpic.twitter.com/9EzO53EoKs
Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, from Chicago, is blowing us all away with his sermon #royalwedding quotes Martin Luther King: “We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world"
Markle, an American actress, made history after her engagement in November to Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. She is likely the first biracial woman to marry into the British royal family.
At St. James, Curry’s lively sermons attracted blacks and whites alike.
After his time in Baltimore, Curry was elected a bishop in North Carolina. He became presiding bishop of the Episcopal church — an offshoot of the Church of England in the United States — in 2015, and visited Baltimore in 2017 to preach.