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Investiture service can be found on the Web

The investiture of Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori at Washington National Cathedral at 11 a.m. Nov. 4 will be webcast by the Episcopal Church's communication office in collaboration with Washington National Cathedral.

The service will be carried live. Providing the commentary will be the Rev. Jan Nunley, the church’s deputy for communication and former NPR broadcaster, and the Rev. David Crabtree, a deacon and television news anchor at WRAL in Raleigh/Durham, N.C. The webcast will have a direct link on the Episcopal Church homepage that will go live shortly before the service begins.

"Our plan has been to make the investiture as widely accessible as possible," said Michael Collins, director of broadcast and multimedia communication. "By presenting the event as a webcast we can insure that the service is readily available to anyone with an Internet connection."

The webcast will be available in Windows Media Player and Real Player formats in both high bandwidth and low bandwidth options as well as an audio-only version.

The service will be recorded from a satellite production truck onsite that will uplink to a satellite as well, to provide live coverage opportunities to all media. Households with a tunable satellite receiver will also be able to watch the service in this way.

All ticket to the investiture service have been distributed. Tickets for the following day, Nov. 5, during which Jefferts Schori will be seated and preach, can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Installation 2006, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues NW, Washington, DC 20016.