Episcopal Church files brief in Virginia case

Updated 4/9 at 2:20 p. m. with amicae briefs from the Episcopal Dioceses of Southern and Southwestern Virginia, and a number of other denominations, including the Lutherans, Methodist, Presbyterians, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the AME Zion.

The Episcopal Church has filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court, asking it to reverse a Fairfax County Court judge who ruled that the Church’s property now belongs to congregations affiliated with the Anglican Church of Nigeria. The Diocese of Virginia has also filed an appeal.

The brief is online here, and friend of the court filings are expected soon. An account from Episcopal Life Online is also available.

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