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Church of New Richmond established
The Church of New Richmond has been established as first autonomous religious denomination within the Republic.
The new Church traces its history back to the Anglican Connexion of the United Protestant Church of New Virginia (UPC-NVA), a united and uniting denomination which welcomed protestants of various traditions (notably Anglicans, Baptists and Reformed Christians). The Anglican Connexion - which was the most active of the three major branches of the UPC-NVA - was primarily based in the City of New Richmond, as evidenced by the head of that branch holding the title of Bishop of New Richmond.
In the aftermath of the New Virginian July Socialist Revolution, the UPC-NVA fell into inactivity and disarray. The proclamation of the New Richmond Republic left the faithful of New Richmond without a domestic organized church to worship in. The Right Reverend Brooklyn Hewitt, Bishop of New Richmond within the UPC-NVA, oversaw the reformation of the remnants of the Anglican Connexion as the new Church of New Richmond, maintaining the title Bishop of New Richmond for the Church's episcopal head.
The Church's constitution dedicates the denomination as "[belonging] to the Anglican and Anglo-Catholic tradition and theology." The Church uses a unique liturgy known as the Rite of New Richmond which is steeped in influence from the Tridentine Mass, Anglo-Catholic liturgy, and the liturgy of the Church of Havnesgade-Amager (a nation which preceded the NRR). Bishop Hewitt has said that divine service will be open for all to attend and that online worship is forthcoming.
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