Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225

703.698.6991

Sunday Morning Adult Education

The Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest

May 5 and 12

Following the Presiding Bishop’s invitation to practice the way of love, we will explore how each of the seven practices—and a rule of life, itself—has a basis in Scripture and our Episcopal tradition.


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The Gospel of Revolution: Preaching, politics, and the birth of the Episcopal church

June 29, 2019

5:00 pm • Presentation
7:00 pm • Colonial-inspired dinner
8:00 pm • Evening Worship according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Most Americans, whatever their politics, agree: The United States of America should be independent of the United Kingdom. But this was a difficult and deadly debate within what would eventually become the Episcopal Church. Patriot clergy preached freedom, recruited for the Continental army, and became its chaplains. Loyalist clergy, bound by their ordination oaths to the king, preached in fear of being tarred and feathered by Patriot mobs, or fled the Colonies. What side would you have taken?

Join us June 29 for a presentation, dinner, and worship 1776-style. We’ll examine the history and theology of American independence through fiery Patriot and Loyalist sermons. How did Anglican clergy look at the same Scripture and the same circumstances, and come to very different conclusions? What place did faith have in our revolution? What place did rebellion have in our Christianity? What might this mean for Episcopalians today?

In an interactive tavern session, we’ll decide for independence or loyalty before enjoying a Colonial-inspired dinner. Finally, we’ll worship, according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Join the revolution!

Presenter Kevin Laskowski has been teaching and preaching in parishes since his teens. He is a 2017 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and holds a degree in Government from George Mason University. He is currently pursuing ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He lives in Falls Church with his growing family. He would have sided against the Crown—no offense to loyalists.

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Bible and Book Study

There is a regular Bible and Book study meeting on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:15. The first 45 minutes are devoted to the scripture appointed for the following Sunday. The second half of the meeting is focused on other literature chosen by the participants. New members are welcome any time. Please join us.

 

Education Classes for Children and Youth

9:15 a.m. Pre-K – 12th grade

Holy Cross provides religious education to all children and youth on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is held from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. most Sundays September through May. Parents are asked to register their children in September at the beginning of the school year, but children are welcome in Sunday School at any time.

Throughout the year, children are invited to attend Children's Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children's Chapel is an age-appropriate exploration of the Gospel. Children rejoin their parents for communion.

To register your child for Sunday School, please use the link at the top of the page.

Use the links below to learn more about the Sunday School programs for each age group.

If you have questions about Sunday School, please contact Megan Hoskins, Director of Formation.