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August 25, 2014
A church property won from departing Anglicans in a lawsuit by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union.
July 17, 2014
Like the 1968 film “The Odd Couple,” a group of liberal Episcopalians, recently divorced from Anglican former parishioners, is looking to share space with some Korean Southern Baptists.
March 21, 2014
The Historical Jesus is an enigma, according to a Princeton University professor and author who spoke on the Gnostic gospel of Thomas to an audience of Virginia Episcopalians March 13-14.
February 19, 2014
Long considered safe from decline that diminished many of its peers, the largest of the Episcopal Church’s seminaries may be showing warning signs that its funding is drying up.
December 4, 2013
One year after Shannon Johnston authorized the blessing of same-sex unions in the Diocese of Virginia, the Episcopal Church Bishop has presided over a ceremony for a clergywoman in the diocese.
September 10, 2013
In two instances, properties disputed in Episcopal Church litigation are now being used by Evangelical churches that hold a high view of scripture and teach a traditionalist interpretation of the Bible.
April 2, 2013
Follow Jeff Walton on Twitter. Less than a month after sponsoring an event for Virginia Episcopal clergy featuring a speaker who denies both the afterlife and unique divinity of Christ, Bishop Shannon Johnston of…
March 12, 2013
Just in time for Easter, Virginia Episcopalians hosted a Jesus Seminar radical who denies that Jesus was uniquely divine or physically rose from the dead.
December 27, 2012
On a Saturday morning earlier this month a gathering of 900 supporters from across the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia crowded into the main sanctuary of the Falls Church Episcopal (won from departing Anglicans in…
November 8, 2012
A historic Episcopal parish that counts President George Washington and Confederate General Robert E. Lee among its past congregants will soon begin performing same-gender blessings. Rector Pierce Klemmt of Christ Church in Old Town…
June 25, 2012
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post identified Stanley as “openly lesbian”. Rev. Stanley has written to clarify that she is heterosexual (see comments section below). The continuing Episcopal congregation of the Falls Church…
March 23, 2009
Fred Barnes March 23, 2009 The following article originally appeared on the Wall Street Journal website, and is reproduced with permission. In 2007, my wife Barbara and I left The Falls Church, which we had happily…