Friday, June 22, 2007

Slide Show Of Anglican Worship

Recently, we have had the pleasure of speaking with other bishops of the Federation of Anglican Churches about the future of Anglican unity and orthodox witness here in the United States and how our Society might participate.

We want to express our deepest appreciation to the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton of the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Most Rev. Larry Shaver, Diocese of St. Augustine, the Anglican Province of America, for their kind words of welcome, warm hospitality and wise direction.

We look forward to future conversations and co-operation in mission and ministry with these leaders and with their respective churches.

On another note, a terrific slide show of a recent confirmation/ordination service at St. Andrew's EMC, Gainesville, FL has been posted here.

Have patience, as it takes a minute to load. Make sure you sound is up.

Take a look into the beauty and holiness that is Anglican worship. For those who would like a glimpse into what makes Prayer Book worship so special, this might give you some insight.

Monday, June 11, 2007

What is an Anglican?

An Anglican is a Christian whose belief and practice is rooted in the Bible, guided by the teachings and tradition of the early Christian Fathers, and structured by the traditions of the Book of Common Prayer, the hallmark of English orthodoxy.

We are Catholic because we believe and practice the universal or Catholic faith of the church that has been handed down to us from the time of the Apostles.

For further study, we recommend a text by the Anglican apologist, Vernon Staley, entitled, "The Catholic Religion". These books are increasingly hard to find, but re-print copies are still available through the Nashotah House Seminary Bookstore.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Evangelicals On The Canterbury Trail

The title of a book by Robert Webber, of recent repose, is indeed a fitting description for most of the clergy and people that make up the Society's parishes and ministries.

For more than a dozen years, people have journeyed from diverse and varied backgrounds to embrace the Book of Common Prayer which gives words to their faith, a grounded identity and have discovered a growing love for the Sacraments, the means of grace.

Perhaps more e
xciting has been the privilege of sharing in the work of Christ, in fulfilling the Great Commission and sharing the faith with those who had never known the Lord. We love witnessing lives changed by the power of the Gospel.

We do not presume to come to this Thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteous but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table. But Thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he is us. Amen.

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