Remembering Rachel Held Evans: Presiding Bishop offers tribute

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted May 6, 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

Editor’s note: The New York Times obituary on Rachel Held Evans is here.