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Bishop Magness


The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness, Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore

Bishop James MagnessThe Rt. Rev. James B. Magness accepted a call to serve as our Bishop Diocesan Pro-Tempore, effective January 1, 2019 and until such time as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia is consecrated.

Bishop Magness is the retired Suffragan Bishop of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. Magness was elected by the House of Bishops as Bishop Suffragan on March 24, 2010. Previously, Magness served as the Canon for Mission and Diocesan Administration in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and in parish and diocesan ministry. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2003 in the rank of Captain, serving as command chaplain of U.S. Joint Forces Command and fleet chaplain for the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Prior to those assignments, from 1997 to 2000 he was on the Navy Chief of Chaplains’ staff as personnel manager of the Navy Chaplain Corps.

Bishop Magness can be contacted at bishop@diosova.org

Bishop's Blog, Sermons, and more

Bishop Magness' blog is www.bishopmagness.blogspot.com

You can follow him on Twitter at @DioSoVaBishop

Address to the 2019 Annual Council

Sermon at the 2019 Annual Council Eucharist

Sermon at St. James, Portsmouth on March 3, 2019

Sermon at Christ & St. Luke's, Norfolk on Ash Wednesday, 2019

Sermon at St. Luke's, Blackstone on March 24, 2019

Sermon at St. Paul's, Petersburg on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Message, April 21, 2019

Sermon at Renewal of Ordination Vows 2019

Sermon at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach on Good Friday, April 19, 2019

Sermon at Christ & St. Luke's, Norfolk, Easter Vigil, April 20, 2019

Sermon at Emmanuel, Chatham, May 4, 2019

Sermon at Galilee, Virginia Beach, June 9, 2019

Sermon at St. John's, Chester, June 23, 2019

Sermon at St. Martin's, Williamsburg, June 30, 2019

Sermon at Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach (Celebration of New Ministry), July 6, 2019

Sermon at St. Simon's-by-the-Sea, Virginia Beach, July 14, 2019

Sermon at Christ & Grace, Petersburg, July 21, 2019

Sermon at the Special Council (Bishop Election) Eucharist, Sept. 21, 2019

Sermon at St. John's, Hopewell, Sept. 29, 2019

Sermon at Good Shepherd, Norfolk, Oct. 20, 2019

Sermon at St. Stephen's, Newport News, Oct. 27, 2019

Sermon at St. Andrew's, Norfolk, Nov. 3, 2019

Sermon at Good Samaritan, Virginia Beach, Nov. 24, 2019

Sermon at St. Thomas, Freeman, Dec. 8, 2019

Sermon at Celebration of New Ministry at Trinity, Portsmouth, Dec. 10

Sermon at St. John's, Hampton, Dec. 15, 2019

Christmas Meditation 2019

Sermon at St. Cyprian's, Hampton, Dec. 22, 2019

Sermon at Christ & St. Lukes', Norfolk, Dec. 24, 2019

Bishop's Pastoral Message, January 8, 2020

Sermon at St. James, Cartersville, January 12, 2020

Sermon at Greensville Correctional Facility, January 12, 2020

Sermon at Emmanuel, Virginia Beach, January 19, 2020

Sermon at Celebration of New Ministry at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach, Jan. 26, 2020


Last Published: January 31, 2020 11:14 AM