The Rev. Luke Powery, a Baptist preacher who grew up in the Holiness-Pentecostal tradition, will be installed Sunday as the first black dean of Duke Chapel. He was named to the position over the summer.
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Powery will be installed in a special 11 a.m. service, followed by an outdoor luncheon. Both events are open to the public.
On it's website, the university said Powery will deliver a sermon centered on the story of Joseph, the dreamer.
The installation service will emphasize the cosmopolitan Holiness-Pentecostal tradition in which Powery was raised by including internationally diverse musical performances. In addition to choral works by 19th and 20th century British and American composers, the service will feature an African choral piece and a Caribbean-style setting of the "Sanctus" text, sung in Italian and accompanied by steel drums and other percussion.
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SOURCE: Qcity Metro