Wednesday, November 19, 2008

CCP Announces Wheaton Gathering

Draft Constitution to be unveiled, Jerusalem Declaration signed at Dec. 3 gathering

WHEATON, IL, Nov. 17—Leaders of the Common Cause Partnership, a federation of more than 100,000 Anglican Christians in North America, will release to the public on the evening of Dec. 3 the draft constitution of an emerging Anglican Church in North America, formally subscribe to the Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and affirm the GAFCON Statement on the Global Anglican Future at an evening worship celebration in suburban Chicago.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Chris Tomlin- "Hello Love"

From time to time, certain contemporary artists release new works that we really like.  Often it because these are fresh takes on very old, very mainstream liturgical themes.  Christ Tomlin's new album, "Hello Love" has a couple new selections that are quite touching and inspiring.  If you are an Anglican-Catholic who likes good contemporary music, take a listen.

Praise The Father, Praise The Son

I Will Rise    

Christ talks about the inspiration and origin of I Will Rise here:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Samuel Seabury - First American Bishop - Nov. 17

On March 251783, a meeting of ten Episcopal clergy in Woodbury, Connecticut, elected Seabury bishop. There were no Anglican bishops in the Americas to consecrate him, so he sailed to London on July 7. In England, however, his consecration was rationalized as impossible because, as an American citizen, he could no longer take the oath of allegiance to the English King. Seabury then turned to the Scottish Church, whose bishops at that time refused to recognize the authority of King George III. He was consecrated in Aberdeen on November 141784, with the one condition that in the matter of the Holy Communion he study the Scottish Rite, taken largely unchanged from the 1549 Prayer Book and work for its adoption rather than the English rite of 1662. To the present day the American liturgy adheres to the main features of this Rite in its Holy Eucharist Liturgies, widely regarded as one of the greatest treasures of the Church in this country.

We give thee thanks, O Lord our God, for thy goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by thy holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the Gospel of redemption with apostolic zeal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Prayer for Veterans Day

Governor of Nations, our Strength and Shield: 
we give you thanks for the devotion and courage 
of all those who have offered military service for this country:

For those who have fought for freedom; for those who laid down their lives for others; 
for those who have borne suffering of mind or of body; 
for those who have brought their best gifts to times of need.

On our behalf they have entered into danger,
endured separation from those they love, 
labored long hours, and borne hardship in war and in peacetime.

Lift up by your mighty Presence those who are now at war; 
encourage and heal those in hospitals 
or mending their wounds at home; 
guard those in any need or trouble; 
hold safely in your hands all military families; 
and bring the returning troops to joyful reunion 
and tranquil life at home;

Give to us, your people, grateful hearts 
and a united will to honor these men and women 
and hold them always in our love and our prayers; 
until your world is perfected in peace

through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Collect for the Feast of Richard Hooker

O God of truth and peace, you raised up your servant Richard Hooker in a day of bitter controversy to defend with sound reasoning and great charity the catholic and reformed religion: Grant that we may maintain that middle way, not as a compromise for the sake of peace, but as a comprehension for the sake of truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

When The Saints Come Marching In

St.Michael (Harry), St.Joseph (Elijah), St.Valentine (Hannah), St.Joan of Arc (Kaitlyn), St.Therese of Avila (Halle), St.Tabitha (Sarah), St.Patrick (Makenna), St.Nicholas (Danielle), St.Mary (Grace), St.Veronica (Sami), St.Frances of Assisi (Nathaniel), St.John the Baptist (Hope)

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