Execute justice in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed


The Virginia Supreme Court is due to issue its ruling on the property dispute between the Episcopal Church and breakaway congregations at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, the News-Press has learned. The ruling will establish, among other things, whether the breakaway Anglicans who defected from the Episcopal Church in 2006 will retain the right to occupy the property of the historic Falls Church in downtown City of Falls Church, or whether they must vacate the premises and give them over to the congregation of "continuing Episcopalians," composed of members of The Falls Church who did not agree to defect, that have been meeting in the fellowship hall of the nearby Falls Church Presbyterian Church.


Execute justice in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed — 11 Comments

  1. I suppose no matter which way they decide, this puppy will go through the appeals courts all the way to the Supremes. I wonder if six Roman Catholics will rule that a defecting parish or diocese of a hierarchical church can walk off with the buildings and silver…..

  2. You make your point well.

    Perhaps those who have experienced this stealing of inheritance the most is our kin in Scotland, they lost a lot of church buildings through the years.

    Padre Kelvin set his eyes upon your diocese today on his blog.

  3. just in – court ruled in favor of the Diocese! @!Strangelove, of course it will be appealed, sadly. But there has not been a defeat yet in American courts for the true Episcopalians. American courts hate getting involved in church cases and almost always defer to the denomination…

  4. Nope: no appeal beyond the State of Virginia Supremes because it deals with a state law and the state constitution.

    So, it is conclusively settled — and we only need wait until all the papers are signed, sealed, and delivered. The Bishop has “suggested” that the bandits might wish to begin the turn-over right now….as a sort of “nice” gesture.

    (All according to JIm Naughton at the Lead)

  5. but, it’s been remanded… another court decision necessary, and THAT could be appealed. Hope I’m wrong

    MP, I figured you already knew!! We appreciate your heretical scum assistance!