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Good News

This morning, the church I serve -- and by that I m ean The Falls Church Episcopal, the Diocese of Virginia and The Episcopal Church -- received good news. T he Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and The Episcopal Church in a long -awaited decision, affirming a ruling from Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows - a ruling which allowed the return, about a year ago this time, of The Falls Church Episcopal congregation to their buildings and grounds.  (I say "their" buildings and grounds instead of "our" buildings and grounds because as much as I love and enjoy being a part of The Falls Church Episcopal, I didn't join them as their rector until September of last year, and it seems a bit presumptous of me to claim that chapter of this congregration's difficult history as if I were a part of it.)  By way of background for those who may not be familiar with the recent history of this