Episcopal Church: I’ve Got 99 Problems but a Priest Shortage Ain’t One

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 May through a court verdict). The special service celebrated nine transitional deacons ordained to the Episcopal priesthood by Bishop Shannon Johnston. […]

Historic Virginia Congregation to Begin Same-Sex Blessings

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 Alexandria, Virginia revealed in an October 26 e-mail that Bishop Shannon Johnston has granted the parish’s request to begin using the […]

Priest Recalled from Sudan to Lead Worship at Falls Church Episcopal

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 (TFCE) has invited an Episcopal priest who was famously recalled from the Sudan in a controversy over same-sex blessings to lead […]