I've already expressed a while back how I think it compromises both CANA & DioVA's integrity to continue to go/allow pilgrimages to the diocesan seat or to accept support for the cathedral. All that happen is ADV expressed the brokenness has reached a point where there was a vote to leave but it also costs something to do this.Folks need to let go of the former things, new wine needs new wine skins.
I agree that there needs to be a break with the old ways, even if a hard thing to accept. I expect along with that break with the past you are experiencing the continual grief raised by broken trust on the part of the Diocese. They simply do not come off in any way as gracious in what they do.On the other hand, I can get time at Shrinemont. I wonder if you all would like to join me as guests for a parish retreat later this spring ... you know, I could probably invite a few hundred of my closer friends to join me on retreat. I wonder how that would go over. Oh well, excuse me now while I go seek some penance ... a la Dobby. Now where is the closest lamp?
Sad but not unexpected. I have only one question. Did Lee come up with this on his own or did Purple Haze tell him what to do as she did on the lawsuits?If Lee has once again followed Purple Haze's direction in this matter, he really should get his manhood checked out because it certainly gives every evidence of failing to function.
The Falls Church has scheduled our family weekend away at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in Davis, WVa, on the same Columbus Day weekend we have always reserved for that fun activity.Donna
This is a sad day, though I'm somewhat surprised that it took so long to happen. I would encourage others to pray for an open door for retreat encounters for CANA/ADV and other Anglican parishes in MD, DC & VA. region.
Although it doesn't help with the grief and loss of leaving TEC . . . this is TEC's retreat center. They have the right to keep the competition -- for that's what you are -- away from their parishioners and facilities.They've had some 250 years to acquire facilities like retreat centers and the buildings are now their "brand identity" -- hence the reason why the diocese needs to fight so hard for the parish's facilities as well. ; > )Again -- it doesn't help with grief and loss -- but if God blesses CANA it will have a beautiful retreat center someday.Sarah
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