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2017: our 53rd year

Church of the Resurrection was founded by the Department of Missions of the Diocese of Virginia. Its first worship service was held on Palm Sunday 1964 at Hammond High School, with the Rev. Frank Pisani (see photo) as Priest in Charge through June of 1965. Although our 50th anniversary year is long over, we invite you to listen to our first Rector, Jim Green, reminisce about our founding and the early years of our church's life.

01-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-Founding.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about our founding (9:15)
02-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-Building.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about our church building (8:09)
03-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-People.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about the people (9:21)
04-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-People2.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about more people (10:48)
05-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-Music.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about music/musicians (6:31)
06-ResurrectionStart-JimGreen-Racial.mp3 Jim Green reminisces about the Poor People's March (12:19)

Our first Senior Warden, Arnold Wells, reminisces about our founding
 01-ResurrectionStart-ArnoldWells-Naming.mp3 Arnold Wells reminisces about our naming (8:51)
 02-ResurrectionStart-ArnoldWells-EdifaceOriented.mp3 Arnold Wells shares Frank Wright's advice (1:18)
 03-ResurrectionStart-ArnoldWells-PisaniVestry.mp3 Arnold Wells reminisces about Frank PIsani (8:33)
 04-ResurrectionStart-ArnoldWells-JimGreen.mp3 Arnold Wells reminisces about Jim Green (9:53)

Our first Sunday School Director, Eleanor Wells, reminisces about our founding
 01-ResurrectionStart-EleanorWells.mp3 Eleanor Wells reminisces (11:33)
 02-ResurrectionStart-EleanorWells.mp3 Eleanor Wells reminisces (7:00)
 03-ResurrectionStart-EleanorWells.mp3 Eleanor Wells reminisces (9:36)