Peter Lee, former rector and the 12th Bishop of Virginia.
Rt. Rev. Lee served as our rector from 1971 to 1984, at which point he became the Bishop of Virginia until his retirement in 2009. In March, 2013, he began serving as the Provisional Bishop in the Diocese of East Carolina. The Rev. Lee’s time at Chapel of the Cross was marked by several significant shifts, including the adoption and acceptance of the 1979 prayer book, the then-new presence of women at the pulpit and altar, and a significant renovation of the church buildings.
We have archived the sermon that Rt. Rev. Lee gave at the celebration commemorating the parish’s 150th anniversary, available here.