The retired archbishop of Canterbury will spend this fall and all of next year as a resident priest at an Episcopal parish in Chevy Chase while working on a research project at the Library of Congress.
The Most Rev. George Carey will arrive Nov. 15 at All Saints' Episcopal Church and will be a member of the clergy team while researching religion and poverty at the library.
The Rev. Alfred Zadig, rector of All Saints', announced the news in church last Sunday at the close of the sermon.
"There were tears of joy," he said. "That sounds odd, but there was disbelief and, of course, [the reaction was] all good. No one knew this was even possible." ... (excerpted)
Wow. Having heard Dr. Carey preach a couple of times, and having heard things second-hand from people who know him pretty well, I suspect that this parish is going to profit greatly from his presence.