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Investiture of 26th Presiding Bishop to be webcast live November 4


ENS Photo by Bob Williams
Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori   (ENS Photo by Bob Williams)

[Episcopal News Service]  The Episcopal Church's Office of Communication, in collaboration with the Washington National Cathedral, will webcast the investiture service of Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori. The service, scheduled for November 4, 2006, will be carried live beginning at 11 a.m. (Eastern Time) and continuing through the liturgy's conclusion, expected around 1:15 p.m.

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, the church's 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. Interested parties with a tuneable satellite receiver will also be able to watch the service in this way. Coordinates will be announced when they become available.

Providing commentary will be the Rev. Jan Nunley, deputy for communication at the Episcopal Church Center, and the Rev. David Crabtree, a deacon and television news anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.