Media representatives wishing to cover the November 4 Investiture of the 26th Presiding Bishop -- and her November 5 official seating -- in Washington National Cathedral, are invited to apply online for credentials from the Episcopal News Service.
The rites will mark the official opening of the ministry of Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the Episcopal Church's 26th Presiding Bishop. Jefferts Schori was elected to this office June 18 by the General Convention. A full report about the Investiture is online.
Applications may be filed beginning August 15, 2006. Application deadline is September 15, 2006, and applicants will be notified of the status of their applications no later than September 29.
Application forms are online.
Seating is limited for both liturgies. Coverage policies and procedures are listed on the media application.
Filming, video and still photography from inside the cathedral will be provided by designated cameras.
Inquiries may be directed to Neva Rae Fox, media relations coordinator for the Investiture, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org