Twitter Toasts to Pastor Curry for Spicing Up Harry-Meghan Wedding
Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his full-throttle sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle by quoting Martin Luther King.
Rev Michael Curry gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
Windsor: US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain's royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal family but made him a social media hit.
Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his full-throttle sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle by quoting Martin Luther King. "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world," he said, quoting the US civil rights icon.
With rhetorical flourish, the 65-year-old from Chicago said: "There's power in love. Don't underestimate it. Don't even over-sentimentalise. There is power, power in love.
Members of the royal family looked visibly bemused, not only at the lectern-banging, theatrical style and impassioned content -- but also his lengthy, off-script freestyling. But reactions on social media were far more positive and he was trending worldwide on Twitter.
Here are some of the interesting tweets:
That sermon by Reverend Curry wasn't for the newlyweds. It was for the world. #RoyalWedding— Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) 19 May 2018
Megan said my black family ain’t coming but my black pastor is, praise God, hallelujah— ANNIE DREA (@AnnieDreaXO) 19 May 2018
BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY GIVING ME LIFE 🔥🔥♥️🙏🏾— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) 19 May 2018
I cannot believe there is a pastor talking about slave spirituals at a dang royal wedding. Hello 21st century!— kateyrich (@kateyrich) May 19, 2018
Watching the royals trying to keep a straight face whilst listening to the American preacher is what I live for #royalwedding— Becky (@becky_beadle) May 19, 2018
I will write three thousand words on why Rev Michael Curry is the best thing to ever happen to The Royal Family, get in touch.— Dolly H Alderton (@dollyalderton) May 19, 2018
Curry's sermon also featured lighter moments.
"Two young people fell in love and we all showed up," he told the crowd, prompting an outburst of laughter.
Finishing up, he turned to the couple and smiled, exclaiming: "We gotta get y'all married!"
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