Reflections on the judgment against the seven CANA congregations in Northern Virginia by Martyn Minns, Missionary Bishop of CANA and former Rector of Truro Church
January 11, 2012
The judgment against the seven churches came as a great disappointment to me especially in light of earlier rulings. We all know that Christ's church is built in the hearts of men, women, and children - not in stones, bricks and mortar no matter how historical, beautiful, or valuable. But there are so many personal connections to the buildings that will likely be disrupted by the potential loss of these properties: baptisms performed, marriages celebrated, and funerals remembered. It will be painful and yet we have the assurance that God will not leave us comfortless and we also know that the decision that we all made to stand for Christ and the trustworthiness of the Scriptures will be vindicated. The future of each of the churches is bright and secure because the cornerstone is Jesus Christ and He will have the victory.
Be assured of our love and prayers during these coming days,
The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns
Missionary Bishop of CANA