Justin Clemente

Justin Clemente

Writer

The Rev. Justin Clemente serves as Associate Pastor to the people of Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, Georgia. He was ordained as a deacon in December 2015 and as a priest in June 2016. In terms of pastoral credentials, he wants you to know he has never owned a pair of skinny jeans. Justin earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Trinity College of Florida and earned a Master of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He has a supportive and strong homemaking wife (Brooke) of twenty years and six beautiful children (Lucy, Forrest, Copeland, Crosby, Theodore & Clive). They’re the best thing he’s ever done.

Standing Firm in God’s Love with Athanasius

Posted on May 1, 2024
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“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8 “God is love.” This is a sentiment that we all, well, love. We love to say it, and we love to believe it. But what does it mean? Love implies a relationship between two or more persons. And…

The Stations of the Cross: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on March 19, 2024
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Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives…

C.S. Lewis and the Fullness of Joy

Posted on November 29, 2023
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I cannot imagine a more fitting tribute to the work of Jesus in the life of author, professor, and apologist C.S. Lewis than Psalm 16:12: You shall show me the path of life; in your presence is the fullness of joy, and at your right hand there is pleasure for evermore. Most deeply, this psalm…

5 Takeaways from 7 Years of Bi-vocational Ministry

Posted on March 29, 2023
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For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. —1 Thessalonians 2:8-10 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and…

The Long Way Home: Dwelling in the Anglican Way

Posted on May 2, 2018
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My “Anglican story” is intimately tied to the desire to be firmly anchored in the tradition it represents and the calling to establish more churches in that same tradition. A few years ago, my wife and I joined the Anglican Church in North America through confirmation. This is intriguing because, at that time, I was…