United Methodist to Preside at Holy Eucharist
As part of an emerging agreement between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, who is ordained in the United Methodist Church, will preside at Holy Eucharist for the first time at the Cathedral this Sunday, November 30, 2014.
In announcing this new opportunity, Cathedral Dean Gary Hall said, “I am overjoyed that the close relationship between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church now allows for the kind of Eucharistic sharing that will bring our two churches closer together. I am personally thrilled that the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell—a minister in the United Methodist Church and the Cathedral’s canon precentor—will now be able to preside at the Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism in the Cathedral’s liturgies. As the cleric directing our worship, Gina has brought depth and skill to the crafting of Cathedral services. It is a gift to us that she will now be fully authorized to stand at the table as a full participant in liturgical leadership.”
The process leading to this historic day also included the support of the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Bishop James Dorff of the Rio Texas Conference, and Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral