The Bishop as Grandfather

Posted on January 10, 2024
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Anglican Compass is proud to publish the Rev. Canon David Roseberry’s new book, The Rector, the Vestry, and the Bishop. It is already getting widespread acclaim from rectors, vestry members, and bishops throughout the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Below is an excerpt from the book’s chapter “The Bishop as Grandfather.” Bishops are chiefly pastors…

Missed the ACNA’s 2019 Provincial Assembly? Watch These Videos

Posted on June 25, 2019
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Just wanted to share the following main sessions from the Anglican Church in North America’s 2019 Provincial Assembly in Plano, TX. You can also read a recap of Assembly at the ACNA website here. Opening Eucharist Processional I’m including this mainly because the music and singing were absolutely spectacular. Opening Eucharist Sermon: Archbishop Foley Beach…

Notes from Camp St. Christopher

Posted on April 16, 2018
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When you drive out to St. John’s Island from Charleston, South Carolina, you move through filtered sunlight through overhanding oak branches draped with Spanish moss. The low country is filled with tall grasses and salt marshes. And when you pull up to Camp St. Christopher, at the very point of the barrier island, you are…

Here’s the New ACNA Daily Office Lectionary, Formatted in a Single Table

Posted on February 18, 2018
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UPDATE: I’ve created an experimental, two-year version of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary. Click here to access it. I recently wrote a Rookie Anglican guide to the Daily Office Lectionary. This was partially prompted by a reader’s request for such an article. However, another reason the Daily Office Lectionary has been on my mind is that…

The Gift of Lent

Posted on February 13, 2018
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Lent begins with a necessary reminder: you are dust and to dust you shall return. In Ash Wednesday, we speak these difficult words so that we might resist the influential fictions that our daily lives impress upon us. The fiction that we are in control. That we can fix ourselves. That we were designed first and…

Here Are All the Morning and Evening Prayer Scripture Readings for this Church Year (ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Year B, 2017-2018)

Posted on December 18, 2017
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UPDATE: The ACNA has released a new (January 2018) Daily Office Lectionary. CLICK HERE to access the new version. In the interests of making the ACNA Daily Office Liturgies and Lectionary more accessible, I’ve been creating Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklets for just over a year. As I prepare to release the next Daily Office…

Why We Should Care about Canterbury

Posted on January 8, 2016
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Note: Anglican Pastor covers issues facing pastors, laity, churches, leaders from an Anglican perspective.  Occasionally, something happens in a larger Anglican context that deserves mention.  The gathering of Primates in Canterbury next week is one such occasion. These are my own thoughts and perspectives as I think about these issues and pray for our leaders….