Skip to comments.[TEC] Diocese Files Appeal against Fleeing Episcopal Churches During Holy Week [Truro/Falls Church]
Posted on 04/07/2009 6:50:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
ADV Responds to Appeal by The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia
(April 7, 2009) - In response to the appeal in the Virginia church property litigation filed on Tuesday, April 7 by the Diocese of Virginia and The Episcopal Church, the Anglican District of Virginia Vice-Chairman Jim Oakes issued the following statement:
"We are saddened that The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia find it necessary to continue this litigation with an appeal filed during Holy Week. The appeal process will cost additional millions of dollars that could be spent on mission and ministry. Both sides have already spent some $5 million in legal costs, money that could have gone to helping our communities during these tough economic times. The legal victories we've had so far in support of our religious freedom have only encouraged us to stand firm in our Anglican faith and work together to deliver the message of Christ.
"Since our final legal victory in December 2008, the Anglican District of Virginia has added two more congregations, bringing out total to 25 congregations and three mission fellowships. This continuing growth here and around the country is tangible evidence of the hunger for orthodox Anglicanism in the U.S. Despite today's appeal, we will continue to move on with our mission to spread the transforming news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our doors are open to everyone, especially those who thirst for transformation and renewal."
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Perhaps the title should more accurately read:
[TEC] Diocese Files Appeal against Anglican Churches which fled their apostate cult...[Truro/Falls Church]
As a former member of Truro, I can’t even imagine the amount of money it’s taken to continue to fight the Apostate Diocese of Virginia.
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