Why Does Anglican Compass Critique the Anglican Church in North America?

Anglican Compass is led by priests in the Anglican Church in North America. But we are not an official publishing arm of the ACNA. Recently, the ACNA asked us to help provide resources for ministry in a time of pandemic, which we are happy to do. Yet we remain unofficial. Our mission is to come alongside the ACNA, and […]

By |2022-05-19T11:15:08-05:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |2 Comments

Learning to Love the Whole Church: Why I Decided to Join the Anglican Church in North America

If someone had told me ten years ago that today I would be an Anglican priest, I would not have responded with joy or even disappointment; I simply would have been confused.

Raised in a squarely evangelical culture, I grew up without conscious knowledge of liturgical denominations—and probably a degree of suspicion toward them.

I still remember the first time I […]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:05-06:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Opinion|Tags: , |3 Comments

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

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

Plenary 1: James Bryan Smith

Note that these […]

By |2019-06-24T21:26:57-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Notes from Camp St. Christopher

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 greeted by the figures of […]

By |2019-03-08T16:12:19-06:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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 Anglican […]

The Gift of Lent

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 foremost to love and care for […]

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

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 Booklet (for Christmastide through […]

Why We Should Care about Canterbury

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. -DHR

In only a matter of […]

By |2019-01-10T16:57:13-06:00January 8th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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