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Confirmation Adult Manual 2019 volume 5 of 10

  CHAPTER 5 Holy Order: The Church has recognized three distinct orders of ordained ministry since the time of the apostles. Bishops, priests, and deacons each have distinct leadership functions. Through a process of mutual discernment, the Church recognizes those who are called by God to ordained ministry and admits them to Holy Orders through prayer and laying on of hands by a bishop or bishops duly qualified to ordain and consecrate.  The manner of ordination in the Anglican Church, Anglican Province of America, is consistent with the customs of the early Church in order to affirm the continuity of [...]

By | 2019-08-17T05:34:30-05:00 August 16th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Confirmation Adult Manual 2019 edition volume 4 of 10

  CHAPTER 4 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER     THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE: PART I BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST   Introduction: Sacramental symbols draw on our salvation history and reflect the role of the Church as a Sacrament of God’s presence in the world.  God performs the Sacraments with ministers as God’s human agents.  Sacrament comes from a Latin word (sacrare) meaning holy.  Anglican definition of a Sacrament is: “The outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given unto us; ordained by Christ himself (BCP p. 292.) … as a means whereby we receive this grace, and a [...]

By | 2019-08-15T08:19:51-05:00 August 15th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Confirmation Adult Manual 2019 volume 3 of 10

CHAPTER 3 ANGLICAN WORSHIP: THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER LITURGY AND PIETY Introduction- Worship in the Anglican Tradition Worship is central to the identity of the Anglican tradition.  From its beginnings in the Church of England worship united various factions into one church. Anglicanism is not confessional; beliefs are voiced through texts and actions of worship.   The Book of Common Prayer provides a framework. In 1549 the first English Book of Common Prayer united ancient materials with the theological understandings of that day and place.  Each subsequent edition of the English Book of Common Prayer showed development of thought and [...]

By | 2019-08-14T15:59:14-05:00 August 14th, 2019|Blog|164 Comments

Confirmation Manual (blog edition) 2019 Part 2 of 10

CHAPTER 2 From Catholic to Protestant and back again: Henry VIII (to Catholic); Edward (to Protestant); Mary (to Catholic). Also a few Continent Reformers added in and HERE WE GO!!!   Mary Tudor:  (1516-1558) England's first female monarch, Mary I ruled for just five years. The only surviving child of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, Mary took the throne after the brief reign of her half-brother, Edward VI. She sought to return England to the Catholic Church and stirred rebellions by marrying a Spanish Habsburg prince.   After taking the throne her ruling council was a [...]

By | 2019-08-13T08:36:18-05:00 August 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Musical Notes

Prelude                                Choral Song                        Samuel Sebastian Wesley Introit (Psalm 48:9-10) We have thought of Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple. According to Thy Name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness. (Psalm 48:1) Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. The Gradual Hymn #463 is a poem from 1762 by Charles Wesley, based on Leviticus 6:13: "The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out." The tune [...]

By | 2019-08-10T17:08:01-05:00 August 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Musical Notes

Church Bulletin (blog edition) Trinity 8

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church Visitors – Welcome! Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Please advise us of your visit and ask for a “First Time Visitor Bulletin” which briefly explains the communion service.  Please join our church family in the Parish Hall after the service for fellowship, drinks, and food. Holy Communion: If you have been confirmed by a Bishop in Apostolic Succession, you are invited to receive the Blessed Sacrament.  If not, but are a Baptized Christian, please come to the Altar Rail for a blessing (simply cross your arms over your chest [...]

By | 2019-08-10T08:05:37-05:00 August 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Church Bulletin (blog edition) Trinity 8

Sermon (rought draft) Trinity 8 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Trinity 8  2019 In this morning’s Collect we read: “O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth” and the Epistle warms our hearts when it says: Romans viii. 12.   BRETHREN, we are debtors (we owe,) not to the flesh (of which many live their life)… For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live And the Gospel warns “BEWARE of false prophets” and it is upon these words that I will focus this morning.   “Ordereth all things” [...]

By | 2019-08-22T07:44:22-05:00 August 9th, 2019|Sermons|Comments Off on Sermon (rought draft) Trinity 8 2019 Fr. Michael Cawthon
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