"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

12.17.2006

schism in the blood

The overwhelming vote by two of Northern Virginia's largest Episcopalian congregations to leave the Episcopal Church in favor of joining an Anglican convocation led by a Nigerian bishop is sad, and will lead to lots of fighting over property, history, and theology. The theology fight has been going on for a long time; I'm sorry that the churches felt they couldn't resolve the issue without leaving. That said, a friend is on staff at the Falls Church and I know he doesn't take decisions like this lightly. It's all just really sad.

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