Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

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January 22, 2019

By: The Ven. Melissa Hays-Smith

When we first began talking about a diocesan revival in Roanoke, Virginia, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, we had to stop and think about what that might mean for us – the revival service itself, as well as its aftermath throughout the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

Just having...

January 15, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia covers some of the most beautiful land in the country. Stretching from Staunton to Big Stone Gap, Hot Springs to Martinsville, the Diocese is home to fifty-five Episcopal faith communities nestled in and among mountains, rivers, and valleys. It is hard to...

January 14, 2019

By: Connor Gwin

Revival is dangerous.

It is dangerous to pray that God would come and stir up the Holy Spirit in a new and powerful way. It is dangerous because God just might do it.

When we pray for revival, we are not praying for more members in our pews or more pledges in our plates. When we...

September 18, 2017

The sign in front of R.E. Lee Memorial Church bears the name of the church and, therefore, also the Confederate general who was a parishioner there. Photo: Lee Memorial Church via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] R.E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee...

September 18, 2017

The sign in front of R.E. Lee Memorial Church bears the name of the church and, therefore, also the Confederate general who was a parishioner there. Photo: Lee Memorial Church via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] R.E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee...

September 18, 2017

The sign in front of R.E. Lee Memorial Church bears the name of the church and, therefore, also the Confederate general who was a parishioner there. Photo: Lee Memorial Church via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] R.E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee...

September 13, 2017

Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and a professor of sociology and Africana studies at Virginia Tech, speaks Sept. 13 about race and civil discourse to community members in Lexington, Virginia. Southwestern Virginia Bishop Mark Bourlakas, whose diocese...

September 13, 2017

Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and a professor of sociology and Africana studies at Virginia Tech, speaks Sept. 13 about race and civil discourse to community members in Lexington, Virginia. Southwestern Virginia Bishop Mark Bourlakas, whose diocese...

September 19, 2013

[Trinity Episcopal Church – Arrington, Virginia] How does a small Episcopal Church with a total membership of just over 50 parishioners offer hospitality to a Goliath-sized musical festival, drawing a crowd of 25,000 who arrive not just for the day but for four days and four music-filled nights...

July 22, 2013

Retiring Bishop of Southwestern Virginia Neff Powell, left, hands the diocesan crozier to incoming Bishop Mark Allen Bourlakas during the latter’s consecration July 20. Photo: Richard Schori

[Diocese of Southwestern Virginia] The ordination of the Very Rev. Mark...

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