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Remembering Rachel Held Evans: Presiding Bishop offers tribute

May 5, 2019

The following statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is in tribute to Rachel Held Evans:

Today is a sad day for our Church and for everyone who found the path home to our loving, liberating, life-giving God because of Rachel Held Evans. She was a fearless seeker of truth and servant of Jesus, and her witness will inspire and heal generations to come. #BecauseofRHE

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Rachel. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy … and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. #BecauseofRHE

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