Diocese of Virginia

  1. When the Thanksgiving Turkey and Life Explode

    Maybe they won’t be the worst holidays ever.

    That’s what I intended to write about, before we realized that our younger daughter should not join us for Thanksgiving, given the state of the COVID pandemic and our assorted

  2. Highlights of the 226th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia
    For the first time in 226 years, the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia gathered not in person, but online. More than 450 delegates attended the
  3. Dear Friends in Christ, 

    I begin my address with a reading that gives me courage and hope.  It is from letter to the Hebrews (12:1-3). “Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily

  4. Who Will We Be On Wednesday?

    Today is All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, a moment spent between the worlds, which feels eerily fitting, because Election Day is tomorrow.  This week feels like we are careening from an unnerving present into an unknown and frightening

  5. Resetting a Body of Broken Bones

    In New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton writes: "As long as we are on earth the love that unites us will bring us suffering by our very contact with one another, because this love is the