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An Update on the Wildfires in the Shenandoah and Fort Valleys

As of Wednesday afternoon there are wildfires affecting areas within our diocese, including Shenandoah County, Page County, Shenandoah National Park and Valley, and Fort Valley. The Very Rev. Kathleen Murray, Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mount Jackson...

New Archdeacon Appointed as Bishop Seeks to Grow Diaconate

The Rt. Rev’d E. Mark Stevenson says Frederico Garza will collaborate with Archdeacon Holly Hanback to shepherd and grow the number of deacons in The Diocese of Virginia. “With great joy and gratitude, I am excited to announce the appointment of The Rev. Frederico...

Bishop Harris Ordains Three New Deacons at St. Paul’s, Alexandria

On March 16, Bishop Harris ordained three new deacons at St. Paul's Alexandria. God willing, these deacons will become priests in the summer of 2024. Lachlan Hassman is a Senior at Duke Divinity. He will begin an Art History PhD Program at Duke in the Fall and serves...

New Work Group to Review Diocesan Constitution and Canons

Bishop E. Mark Stevenson has announced the appointment of a work group to conduct a review of the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Virginia. The review will include recommendations for: replacing gendered language throughout the document, and ensuring these...

Bishop Stevenson Announces Appointment of Visiting Bishop

The Rt. Rev’d E. Mark Stevenson announced today the appointment of the Rt. Rev’d James Joseph “Bud” Shand as a Visiting Bishop in the Diocese of Virginia. He will serve in the Diocese from January through May of this year and will be based in Northern Virginia. Bishop...

A Message from Bishop Stevenson Regarding Violence in the Holy Land

My Siblings in Christ in the Diocese of Virginia, Some twenty centuries ago, Jesus stood on a hillside not so far from where people are being killed this very day and proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” And now, news of...

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