Todd Talk January 2016

Even though we are closed for normal visitation during the month of January, the staff, board, and volunteers have a lot on our plates!  Behind the scenes we have been and will be busy in several areas. Education is almost ready to announce the 2016 Calendar of Events.  Mr. Ericson and team have been compiling an impressive list of events throughout … Read More

Richard Channing Moore and the Revival of the Episcopal Church

  Bishop James Madison succumbed to what he and his contemporaries called “dropsy” in March of 1812 (dropsy is the old fashion name for edema; a build up of fluid in the body’s cavities or tissues). By that time the Protestant Episcopal Church was in a troubling condition. It was difficult to have enough representatives to hold a convention and … Read More

Impact of the Revolution on the Established Church of England

Glebe Church and the battle for the hearts and minds of the Virginia Colonists. The conflict between Great Britain and her thirteen colonies in America had a tremendous impact on the church in Virginia. Virginia was a royal colony, which meant that the established Church of England was the dominant faith tradition. The head of the Church of England was … Read More

Todd Talk November 2015

Todd Talk As I sit here the day prior to Halloween writing this, I think of all of the festivals and events happening this time of year and realize how fortunate we are to live in a Country where we have the inherent freedoms to enjoy celebrations of such great diversity.  This weekend here in Smithfield we will enjoy many seasonal … Read More

Save the Date! December 1st!

As we approach the end of 2015, the development department is working on something new for Historic St. Luke’s. We’re happy to announce our participation in Giving Tuesday. Following on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day to give back. I encourage you to check out givingtuesday.org/about to learn how this initiative got … Read More