Category: News and Events

Prayers for the Victims of Orlando

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I tried to write this statement yesterday, the day after the horrific mass murder in Orlando, but the right words—the right “feel”—wouldn’t come. After letting go of it for a […]

A Letter from the Bishops of Virginia to the Church Schools of the Diocese of Virginia regarding transgender persons in our communities

Almost a year ago, Bishop Shannon called for a gathering of representatives from our Church Schools to discuss the reality of transgender students in our schools. At that time we were not aware of any […]

It was a Different Kind of Annual Council

The Standing Committee delivered part of its report through music. The meaty resolutions produced vigorous debate but not division. And by the time the one-day, rescheduled Council adjourned (almost an hour early), the annual gathering […]

Let it NOT Snow!

If ever there was a white-knuckle time to be secretary of the Diocese of Virginia, it was the week of January 18, 2016. By Friday, I was emotionally and physically exhausted, morbidly sick of weather […]

Join us in Telling Women’s Stories

Women have been leaders, faithful leaders, in the church for 2,000 years now. And as March is Women’s History Month, the Diocese of Virginia is beginning the initiative of telling women’s stories in the Diocese […]