Episcopalians to elect bishop for southern Virginia

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Local Episcopalians are scheduled to meet today to elect a new bishop, one more step toward mending a feud that saw their last leader retire in early 2006.

Delegates in the Diocese of Southern Virginia will choose from six candidates during voting at Powhatan High School, west of Richmond.

The winner will succeed Bishop David C. Bane Jr. and lead more than 30,000 Episcopalians in a territory stretching from the Eastern Shore to the Appalachians.

The only candidate from the diocese, which includes Hampton Roads, is the Rev. Herman "Holly" Hollerith IV, 53, a priest at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg.

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Posted September 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Ralph wrote:

See
http://www.diosova.org/results.htm

The Rev. Holly Hollerith has been elected.

September 27, 3:42 pm | [comment link]
2. Sarah1 wrote:

RE: “That was certainly something we were aiming for that, whoever was nominated would come in as a healing presence,” said the Rev. John A. Baldwin, who was on the candidate nominating committee.”

Well—that and that whomever you nominated most certainly support the progressive TEC agenda, yeh.  So much so that the nominating committee did not nominate one single conservative.

Really appalling.

It will be interesting to see what “healing” comes to the diocese in light of Father Hollerith’s election—the best hope for that is that the Diocese of Virginia wins all of its property cases on appeal. 
; > )

September 27, 4:37 pm | [comment link]
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