The Episcopal Church has won another property battle with breakaway congregations, this time in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows ruled Tuesday the denomination is the rightful owner of several historic church buildings in the Old Dominion.
The most famous of the buildings include the Truro Church in Fairfax and The Falls Church, for which the town of Falls Church was named.
Both congregations have traced their roots all the way back to George Washington.
The buildings are still occupied by the breakaway congregations who left the denomination over its increasingly liberal theology.
Leadesr with the conservative congregations said they are considering an appeal.