Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

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May 30, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs — Press Release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia that Bishop-Elect Mark Bourlakas has received the required majority of consents in the canonical...

March 11, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Mark Allen Bourlakas, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky, has been elected as sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and...

February 6, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced that the Rev. David Cox has been added by petition to its slate of four nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s sixth bishop.

Cox, 65, is the rector of St. Luke’s...

December 6, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s sixth bishop.

The nominees are:

The Very Rev. Mark Bourlakas, 49, dean of Christ Church Cathedral...

July 1, 2012

[The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia announced June 27 that nominations for the sixth bishop of the diocese are now being accepted. The diocesan profile and nomination forms may be found here.

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May 30, 2012

By: Bill Lindsay

Over the past six years, clergy and parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA, have fostered a caring relationship with Holy Cross Anglican School on Ambergris Caye in Belize, Central America.

A number of intergenerational groups have spent time there to work and play...

April 21, 2009

Parishioners at Christ Church, Blacksburg have installed and blessed a labyrinth as a gift to the community in response to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting tragedy. The purchase of the labyrinth was made possible by a grant from Episcopal Relief and Development.

The idea for the labyrinth...

January 29, 2008

Convention planners for the 89th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia correctly anticipated the need for twice the amount of seating as in recent years because of the presence of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Jefferts Schori delivered the keynote...

April 23, 2007

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) will respond to the tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University by providing emergency support to the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

On Monday, April 16, 32 people were killed and more than 15 were injured in what is...

February 1, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, meeting January 26-28 in its 88th annual Council, heard Bishop Neff Powell praise the generosity of the diocese and the sacrifices of its diocesan staff that allowed it to carry a surplus into 2007.

"Generosity begets generosity," Powell...

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