Just In Case You Missed Sunday Services

2013 Confederate Memorial Service, held at St. Andrew and St. Margaret Anglican Church in Alexandria, Virginia. The sermon begins at roughly the 10 minute mark.

[uploaded to YouTube on June 9, 2013]

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  • Will Stoutamire Jun 10, 2013

    “This is not, in any way, a political sermon.”

    That’s rich.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 10, 2013

      What a bizarre ceremony. I love the references to “us” as Confederates.

  • Corey Meyer Jun 10, 2013

    That looks like Robert Lee Hodge at the end of the line of flags.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 10, 2013

      Not every guy with a beard and long hair is RL Hodge.

  • Barb Gannon Jun 10, 2013

    Only American Army that fought under a Christian flag. So the Union fought under the Jewish flag, or the Muslim flag. Yes, civil rights is a political agenda. We demand you conform to civil rights.

  • Patrick Young Jun 10, 2013

    Wow, an allegation of ethnic cleansing.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 10, 2013

      Just remember that there is nothing political in this video. :-)

  • Christopher Graham Jun 10, 2013

    My Episcopalian girlfriend was quick to point out that these are members of the Anglican Communion, but are “Anglican Catholics” who separated from the mainstream American Episcopalian church in 1977 over disagreements about the updated Prayer Book (particularly the decision to grant women ordination.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Catholic_Church

    http://www.anglicancatholic.org/

    Apparently, they’re noted for being “conservative,” which might offer some insights into this service. But of course, nothing political going on in this video.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 10, 2013

      Thanks for the links. There doesn’t seem to be anything mainstream about this group.

    • Pat Young Jun 10, 2013

      Since we are disassociating ourselves, I note that “Anglican Catholics” are not “Catholics” within the meaning most Americans understand, i.e. adherents of the Roman Catholic Church.

      http://www.anglicancatholic.org/frequently-asked-questions

  • Ken Noe Jun 10, 2013

    Actually that’s St. Andrew and St. Margaret Anglican Catholic Church, not just Anglican and certainly not mainstream Episcopalian. The ACC broke away in 1977-78 in opposition to the ordination of women, among other things.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 10, 2013

      I assume that this is a special ceremony and not part of the church’s regular worship service.

      • Ken Noe Jun 10, 2013

        I didn’t watch all of it, but I didn’t see much that reminded me of what I usually see on Sunday mornings in our Episcopal church. Perhaps it matters that the priest shown here seems to be quite the admirer of Leonidas Polk, and really, how many Polk buffs do you know: http://tinyurl.com/kplyu5q

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