Memory, Community, and Acts 19

Memory, Community, and Acts 19 The liturgy of the Easter Vigil is the greatest and central liturgy of the Christian year not only because it is the principal liturgy of the most important feast of the year and of the ‘Queen of seasons bright’, but also because it is the year’s greatest liturgy of remembrance. …

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Profession of Faith for Bishops (French text)

ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ORIGINAL PROVINCE Profession de la Foi Je crois que les Écritures Saintes de l’Ancien et du Nouveau Testament soient le Mot inspiré de Dieu. Ils sont un record authentique de la révélation de Soi-même aux hommes et contient tout chose nécessaire au salut. Avec fermeté, et en vérité, je crois la Doctrine du Saint-Trinité…

Profession of Faith for Bishops

ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ORIGINAL PROVINCE Profession of Faith I believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God.  They are the authentic record of God’s revelation of Himself to man and contain all things necessary to salvation. Firmly I believe and truly in the Doctrine of the…

Collect for Trinity XVII

Collect for Trinity XVII LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, etc. This is one of the briefest and simplest of the Prayer Book’s Sunday collects.  Before the doxology it has only 24…

The Pope and Capital Punishment

[The following copyrighted article appears in the October 2018 number of The TRINITARIAN newspaper.  The author encourages all to subscribe to The TRINITARIAN.] The official English translation of the 1994 edition of The Catechism of the Catholic Church, has the following to say about capital punishment: Preserving the common good of society requires rendering the…

Trinity XVI sermon

Trinity XVI.  September 16, 2018.  St. Stephen’s, Athens. Saint Luke 7:12 - [B]ehold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother:  and she was a widow…. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. In chapter 17 of the First Book of…

Easter

The Resurrection of Jesus is the heart of the Christian proclamation.  The complex of events that Easter summarizes (the Passion and Crucifixion; the Resurrection and Ascension) cap all four of the gospels, form the main theme of Saint Paul’s letters, and are the main focus of the speeches in Acts.  Without the Resurrection Christianity is…

New Age Narcissism

[An old diocesan newsletter piece from 2007....] I recently read an account of a journey across the United States by an Irish evangelical who visited parishes of a certain denomination which will remain nameless here.  The reverend gentleman noticed that the closer he came to the West Coast, the more often he encountered this usage…

Three modern Prayer Books

The Reverend David Curry’s informative article on the Canadian Prayer Book of 1962 in the most recent number of The Anglican Way was marred by one major error.  Father Curry asserts that the Canadian book ‘is unique’ as the only modern (post-World War II) Prayer Book revision which ‘stands self-consciously and intentionally within the classical…