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September 20 2019 By virtueonline Federal Judge Rules in Favor of TEC in Trademark Case

According to that injunction, the Anglican diocese is prevented from using the marks, including the names and seal of the diocese. Lawyers for the diocese are reviewing the ruling and will be discussing next steps with Bishop Mark Lawrence and the Standing Committee. The diocese will be working in the coming days to come into compliance with this order.

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September 19 2019 By virtueonline Seminary Students Repent to Plants, 'Confess' and 'Sorrow in Prayer' to Vegetation in Chapel Ceremony

In subsequent tweets following the initial announcement, the school continued to refer to plants as "beings," and acknowledged they were "worshiping," and "speaking directly in repentance."

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September 19 2019 By virtueonline A Message from Bishop Love Regarding the Recent Actions of the Title IV Reference Panel for the Discipline of Bishops

Now that the Reference Panel has acted, canonical timelines will be put in place, ensuring that the remainder of the Title IV Process should move much more quickly. It is my hope and prayer that God's will, will ultimately be accomplished whatever the outcome of the Title IV proceedings.

I appreciate so much all of you who have been holding me and the Diocese of Albany up in prayer. I will keep you posted as I learn more.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,


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September 19 2019 By virtueonline Albany Bishop William Love to face hearing in disciplinary case for blocking same-sex marriage

Leading up to the 2018 General Convention, Love was one of eight conservative Episcopal bishops who still refused to allow the church's approved trial marriage rites for same-sex couples. When General Convention passed Resolution B012 to allow same-sex couples to marry in all domestic dioceses, most of the conservative bishops agreed to abide by the resolution's requirements.

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The Primate, who described dedication as separateness, said that this is the call of every Christian, to be separate from the world through the way they live and do things. He opined that there was a time when there was a clear cut difference between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable, and what is Christian and what is unchristian.

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September 15 2019 By virtueonline WORCESTER, MASS: Former Episcopal priest charged with possessing child pornography

Lisby is married to the Rev. Timothy Burger, rector of the Episcopal church, according to court documents. Lisby is a former rector of All Saints Church in Worcester. From 2005 to 2010, he served in the Rhode Island Diocese as a curate, which is an assistant priest, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Providence; and as rector, or head priest, at Church of the Ascension in Cranston, according to a spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

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September 10 2019 By virtueonline NEW DELHI, INDIA: Archbishop of Canterbury apologizes for massacre in India

The massacre took place at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on April 13, 1919, when the British Indian Army opened fire at a crowd demonstrating for independence, killing more than 300 and injuring 1,200.

"I am so ashamed and sorry for the impact of this crime committed here. As a religious leader, I mourn the tragedy I see here," the Archbishop said.

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September 10 2019 By virtueonline FALLS CHURCH,VA: Itinerant Anglicans & Consecration of a New Home

TFCA is one of the larger congregations within ACNA, reporting 2,194 members in 2018, with an average principle service attendance of 1,274 and operating income of $6.3 million. The church's daughter congregations reported a combined membership of 1,481 and an average attendance of 1,548 the same year.

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September 05 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop Welby pontificates on climate change, but clams up on persecution of Christians in India

The petition accuses the Church of South India of secretly selling a biodiversity "sacred grove" belonging to All Saints Church, Bangalore, to allow dumping of construction equipment of the new Metro and the construction of a Metro station inside the church campus.

The archbishop, however, announced that the Anglican Consultative Council had declared a "climate emergency."

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September 03 2019 By virtueonline Church of India files legal challenge against Archbishop Justin Welby

The notice issued on behalf of the Most Reverend John Augustine, Bishop of Lucknow and Metropolitan of the Church of India (CIPBC) on Sunday, charges Welby with making a "factually incorrect declaration" at the Primates' meeting in 2018 by declaring the Church of South India (CSI) and Church of North India (CNI) to be the "only legitimate successors of the Church of England in India."

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