Tradition and Hooker’s Theological Method

The chief problem with the ‘three-legged stool’ analogy is not that it is untrue to Hooker or to classical Anglicanism.  The chief problem is that while the legs of a stool are the same, the functions of Scripture, reason, and tradition in classical Anglican theology are all different.  The three do different things and are…

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Collect for Trinity XII

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve:  pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which are not worthy…

Episcopate of the Anglican Catholic Church: Metropolitans and Acting Metropolitans

Metropolitans of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church The first Metropolitan of the Original Province of Anglican Catholic Church was elected and enthroned in 1983 during a Provincial Synod in Orlando, Florida, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Canons adopted by previous Synods.  Prior to the enthronement of a Metropolitan…

Episcopate of the Anglican Catholic Church – some notes

ACC Episcopal Succession from the Anglican Communion The following bishops who were consecrated in Churches of the Anglican Communion in the days of its orthodoxy have physically participated in consecrations in the ACC:  Albert Arthur Chambers (Episcopal Church); Mark Pae (Taejon, Korea); and John-Charles-Vockler (Australia). Haydn Jones, sometime Bishop of Venezuela in the Anglican Communion,…

Trinity VII sermon

Trinity VII.  July 30, 2017.  St. Stephen’s, Athens.  (Father Athanaelos’s 18th anniversary of ordination) St. Mark viii, verse 3 - ...if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way.... In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. Today as always…

The Transfiguration

Transfiguration. Saint Luke ix, verse 29 - And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. Throughout the Old Testament the appearances of God to mankind have a double and…

The Wests

[The feast of S. Dominic, August 4th, was Bob West's Year's Mind.  Here are a few memories of Bob, Conn, and Susan West.] The Wests Robert and Conn West and their daughter, Susan West, were friends of many people at Saint Stephen’s.  From the beginning Bob and Conn visited the parish periodically, and I visited…