Sunday, December 03, 2023

Advent 2023

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

Saint Nicholas

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not deny that one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, is of One Substance with the Father,
I'm telling you why:
Saint Nicholas is comin' to town.

The Society of the Holy Cross

With indescribable gratitude to the faithful of Saint Barnabas Cathedral, Atlanta, I am overjoyed to display this once-in-a-lifetime gift, a new Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) episcopal pectoral Cross, one of only a handful in the world. This exquisite Cross was given today in commemoration of my enthronement in 2021 as Diocesan and Presiding Bishop. Please pray for me as I wear it in service to all of you. God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Advent Devotional

The new Anglican Province of America 2023 Advent Devotional is now available:
It is also available on the APA website and mobile application.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Unveil the Mysteries of the Church Year

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Join us for a special 2-part episode on Unveiling The Church Year, featuring special guest Bishop Chandler Holder Jones, SSC!
Part 1 is now available here:

Friday, November 17, 2023

Bishop Larry Lee Shaver - RIP

Of your Christian charity, pray for the blessed repose of the soul of the Right Reverend
Larry L. Shaver, Bishop in the Church of God.
O God, who hast made thy servant Larry to flourish among the Ministers of Apostolic Succession in the honourable office of a Bishop: grant, we beseech thee, that he may also be joined with thine Apostles in a perpetual fellowship. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, November 03, 2023

Calling and Forming Healthy Clergy in the Continuing Church

Our third and final Continuing Forward workshop (Oct. 12) at the Anglican Joint Synods was entitled “Calling and Forming Healthy Clergy.” The video of this workshop can be found on our playlist of AJS events.

The session was originally scheduled to be presented by Abp. Chandler (Chad) Jones (presiding bishop of the Anglican Province of America) and Fr. Glenn Spencer, rector of All Saints Anglican Church, Charlottesville, Virginia. However, Fr. Glenn was unable to attend due his medical emergency, so his written talk was presented by Fr. Sean McDermott, curate at All Saints.

Calling and Forming Healthy Clergy

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023

The Ordination of Deacon Ian Jarrells

The Ordination of the Reverend Mister Ian Patrick Jarrells to the Sacred Order of Deacons at Saint Philip’s Church, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Monday, October 16, 2023

A Call for Renewal within the G-3 by Archbishop Chandler Jones

Bp. Chad's Call for Renewal Within the G-3

By Most Rev. Chandler H. (Chad) Jones, Presiding Bishop, Anglican Province of America

Address to Continuing Forward workshop,Anglican Joint Synods, October 10, 2023.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

2023 Anglican Province of America Provincial Synod

Diocese of the Eastern United States - 2023 Synod - Session Two

Diocese of the Eastern United States - 2023 Synod - Session One

2023 Anglican Joint Synods Pontifical Mass

The Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham

For the traditional Anglican feast of Our Lady of Walsingham:
O God, who in the Blessed Virgin Mary didst make a fit dwelling-place for thy Son: grant, we beseech thee, that we who honour her shrine at Walsingham may also become temples of thy Holy Ghost. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Sing the praises of Mary, the Mother of God,
Whose Walsingham Way countless pilgrims have trod.

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Live from Orlando - the Anglican Province of America Synods

Please be sure to watch the Synods of the Anglican Province of America live next week from Orlando, Florida - - God bless you!

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Pope Francis on Anglican Orders

Amongst other highly controversial statements today, Pope Francis writes, 'On the other hand, to be rigorous, let us recognise that a clear and authoritative doctrine on the exact nature of a "definitive statement" has not yet been fully developed. It is not a dogmatic definition, and yet it must be adhered to by all. No one can publicly contradict it and yet it can be a subject of study, as with the case of the validity of ordinations in the Anglican Communion.' Today's statement seems to be saying that Leo XIII's teaching is currently binding on the Roman Catholic faithful, but that does not prevent further study of the Anglican Orders question. The language is, as usual, confusing and unclear, but it seems the Bishop of Rome may be inviting a reconsideration of the question.

The Feast of the Episcopate of the Anglican Province of America

ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock; Give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they may diligently preach thy Word, and duly administer the godly Discipline thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same; that all may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

On 3rd October 1991, at the Conference on Anglican Unity held at Deerfield Beach, Florida, Robert William Stanley Mercer, CR, sometime Bishop Ordinary of Matabeleland in the Province of Central Africa, Robert Herbert Mize, Junior, sometime Bishop Ordinary of Damaraland in the Province of Southern Africa, and Charles Francis Boynton, sometime Bishop Suffragan of New York and Missionary Bishop of Puerto Rico, consecrated the hierarchy of the Anglican Province of America.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Anglican Joint Synods 2023

Let us pray for the Anglican Joint Synods (G3) to be held from 9th to 13th October 2023 in Orlando, Florida, and, at that time, for the XI Provincial Synod of the Anglican Province of America, and for the 55th Synod of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the Anglican Province of America. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the Council of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; We beseech thee to be with the Council of thy Church assembled in thy Name and Presence. Save us from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.