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  • Episcopal Church property dispute back in court

    05/21/2011 10:00:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-04-25
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A years-long fight between The Episcopal Church and several conservative congregations has landed back in a courtroom in Virginia. Several prominent congregations with roots dating to Colonial times, including Truro Church in Fairfax and The Falls Church, voted in 2006 to split from The Episcopal Church and align with a group of conservative Anglican churches. The congregations disagreed with what their members felt was liberal Episcopal doctrine on homosexuality and other issues.
  • Virginia Goes Over the Brink (affirms "Blessedness" of same-sex relationships) [TEC DeathWatch™]

    01/31/2009 8:47:56 AM PST · by sionnsar · 4 replies · 522+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 1/24/2009 | Greg Griffith
    BabyBlue has the story here and here. The entire resolution reads as follows: R-4a Integrity of Committing Relationships RESOLVED, that the Diocese of Virginia recognizes our responsibility to respond to the pastoral needs of our faithful gay and lesbian members in a spirit of love, compassion and respect, and in doing so seek to fulfill our baptismal commitment to respect the dignity of every human being; and be it further RESOLVED, that accordingly the 214th Annual Council of the Diocese of Virginia affirms the inherent integrity of and blessededness of committed Christian relationships between two adult persons, when those relationships...
  • Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg marries Marine Captain

    07/15/2008 1:17:13 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies · 4,735+ views
    Wasington Post ^ | 07/14/2008 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Wed: Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg, 34, to Marine Capt. Chris Nagel, 30, in her hometown of Falls Church on Saturday. Met at a Christmas party just seven months ago (turned out they attend the same church and their dads have been friends for decades); got engaged three months later. She's covering the 2008 campaign; he's a military lawyer. First marriage for both.
  • BREAKING: Virginia Judge Rules in Favor of Parishes [Episcopal Church Split]

    04/03/2008 11:43:46 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 10 replies · 126+ views
    Stand Firm In Faith ^ | April 4, 2008 | Greg Griffith
    "The Court agrees that it was major divisions such as those within the Methodist and Presbyterian churches that prompted the passage of 57-9. However, it blinks at reality to characterize the ongoing division within the Diocese, ECUSA, and the Anglican Communion as anything but a division of the first magnitude..."
  • (VA) Episcopal parishes awarded property, assets

    04/04/2008 7:30:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 65+ views
    Episcopal parishes awarded property, assets By Julia Duin April 4, 2008 A Fairfax circuit judge has awarded a favorable judgment to a group of 11 Anglican churches that were taken to court last fall after breaking away from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in late 2006. In an 83-page opinion released late last night, Judge Randy Bellows ruled that Virginia's Civil War-era “division statute” granting property to departing congregations applies to the Northern Virginia congregations, which are now part of the Nigerian-administered Convocation of Anglicans in North America.
  • VA: Diocese and TEC drop charges against Vestries and Rectors

    08/14/2007 9:22:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 349+ views
    VirtueOnline ^ | 2007-08-13 | Jim Oakes
    As you may have heard, we had a preliminary hearing on Friday, August 10, in court, at which the court heard arguments on our demurrers and pleas in bar. (Our demurrer asserted that even if everything The Episcopal Church claims is true, they still would have no case. The plea in bar argued that vestry members are immune from suit for actions taken in an official capacity as volunteers). After extensive argument over the plea of statutory immunity, the court was prepared to rule but suggested that the parties work out an agreement. After recess, the Diocese of Virginia and...
  • VA: Episcopal bishop ejects clergy

    08/03/2007 12:46:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2007-08-03 | Julia Duin
    Virginia Episcopal Bishop Peter J. Lee has ejected 20 of his former clergy from the priesthood after they quit the denomination in December over the 2003 consecration of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who is openly homosexual. In a document signed Aug. 1, the bishop defrocked 18 men and two women, saying they had "abandoned the communion of the Episcopal Church." The widely anticipated document came seven months after 11 churches — along with their clergy — voted to leave the diocese and the denomination. Bishop Lee retaliated Jan. 22 by issuing an "inhibition" order forbidding 21 clergy affiliated...
  • End Of The Line [Truro and Falls Church]

    11/16/2006 5:30:37 PM PST · by sionnsar · 9 replies · 909+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/15/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    Truro Episcopal Church, which once included George Washington among its vestrymen, and The Falls Church, two of the oldest Episcopal churches in Virginia and the country, have both decided that they've had enough: In a congregational meeting Sunday afternoon, Nov 12, the Vestry of Truro Church, Fairfax, announced to their parish that they unanimously recommend that Truro should sever its ties to The Episcopal Church (TEC) and remain as full members of the Anglican Communion by joining the Anglican District of Virginia Anglicans in the Convocation for Anglicans in North America (CANA). On the following Monday, Nov. 13, the Vestry...
  • Virginia churches plan diocese exit [Truro and Falls Church]

    06/29/2006 1:06:44 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 438+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 6/29/2006 | Julia Duin
    Two of Northern Virginia's largest and most historic Episcopal churches -- Truro and the Falls Church -- informed Virginia Bishop Peter J. Lee yesterday that they plan to leave the diocese and that as many as two dozen other parishes may follow suit. And the Rev. Martyn Minns, rector of Truro Church, was elected a bishop yesterday by the Anglican province of Nigeria with the mandate to oversee a cluster of U.S. parishes that minister to expatriate Nigerians. Mr. Minns was driving north on Interstate 95 from Richmond when he got the news on his cell phone from Anglican Archbishop...
  • Falls Church, Truro deny Washington Times Story

    06/29/2006 4:52:21 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 386+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 6/29/2006 | Andy Figueroa
    Washington Times reported this morning that Truro & Falls Church planned to leave the diocese. NOT SO according to the two churches. In this morning's Washington Times, Julia Duin reported, "Two of Northern Virginia's largest and most historic Episcopal churches -- Truro and the Falls Church -- informed Virginia Bishop Peter J. Lee yesterday that they plan to leave the diocese and that as many as two dozen other parishes may follow suit." A statement on the Falls Church web site says, "This certainly is not true and misrepresents where we are as a congregation. It is true that we...
  • Virginia parish demands leader 'repent'

    01/23/2006 4:53:14 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 34 replies · 1,270+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 23, 2006 | By Julia Duin
    Virginia's largest Episcopal parish, in a letter to the church's 2,200 members, yesterday called on Virginia's the Rt. Rev. Peter J. Lee to "repent and return to the truth" over supporting the ordination of the openly homosexual bishop of New Hampshire. Leaders of the Falls Church Episcopal said in their eight-page, single-spaced letter that "no compromise on this issue is possible," although they refrained from specific threats. In the past, the parish's rector has threatened schism. "A Christian leader does not approve of sin, or purport to declassify it," the letter said to Bishop Lee, who backed the 2003 consecration...
  • An example of Conservative Anglican Response

    09/03/2003 8:54:34 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 114+ views
    The Falls Church ^ | 29 August 2003 | Rev. John W. Yates II, Rector
    Letter to the Family of The Falls Church From John W. Yates II August 29, 2003 To the Family of The Falls Church from John Yates: On Monday, August 25, two hundred or so parishioners met in the church sanctuary to discuss our response to the recent General Convention decision to approve as a bishop a man living in sexual sin. Many will remember this as the “cornfields meeting” because of one parishioner's remark that he'd rather worship in a cornfield than go along with the decisions of the General Convention. In thoughtful, measured remarks, dozens of parishioners expressed their...