Tag: women in the church

Lifting High the Cross

From sixth to twelfth grade, I attended St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. This historic downtown church was founded in 1729 and the leading families of Wilmington made it their church home (either […]

Raising Up Leaders

Reflection By: The Rev. Deacon Mary Beth Emerson My childhood exposure to women and leadership roles in the church was a mixed bag: many of the Roman Catholic nuns who were my teachers were kind, […]

Breaking New Ground and Paving the Way

A personal reflection on a priest and a friend By: June Huber When I read in “e-Communique” that the Diocese was looking for stories and reflections about women who play “meaningful and important roles as […]

Personal Reflection on Ordination Process

The Rev. Ann Stribling is a 76 year-old, female priest who was ordained in the Diocese of Virginia in 1982 and served until the year 2000. Below she reflects on her journey to the ordained […]

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 […]