We discuss the messy and often confusing Rite of Confirmation, including its history, the differences between East and West, Classical Anglican approaches, and some modern developments. Drew Keane’s Essay mentioned in the class: https://northamanglican.com/confirmation-in-classical-anglicanism/ Week 1: History and a Bird’s-Eye View Week 2: Morning Prayer Week 3: Evening Prayer, Family Prayer, and the Great Litany Week…

Reviewed by John Mack, Seminarian This is one of the most important books I have read since I began seminary. It is a slim book, but in it Dom Nault makes a weighty claim: the most insidious moral evil which afflicts us in the technologically overdeveloped world is the “noonday devil”, acedia. Acedia is a…

The final class in our series on the Articles of Religion. We complete our discussion on Article XXXVI – XXXIX, discussing the Ordinal, the authority of the civil magistrate, and property rights. Week 1: Articles 1-3 Week 2: Articles 4-6 Week 3: Articles 7-8 Week 4: Articles 9-15 Week 5: Articles 15-16 Week 6: Article…

Fr. Barry’s final sermon as an assisting priest at All Saints on the occasion of the commissioning of the Launch Team for St. Benedict Anglican Church. Our daughter church, St. Benedict is the first Anglican church on the rapidly-growing northwest side of San Antonio. Fr. Barry is the planter/pastor of the church, and will be…

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 My father was a career sailor in the United States Navy, spending the majority of his career as a Chief Petty Officer. CPOs make up the lion’s share of the management ranks in our nation’s fleet. They know how to give orders and how to take orders. They know how to lead…

Note: the following was adapted from three posts on the BCP and Work originally published on our website in September of 2014. In light of the Labor Day holiday, I thought it would be timely to discuss what the Book of Common Prayer has to say about work and labor.  With the obvious exception of the Holy Bible, there is…

Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 Earlier this week I was reading an article that recommended five books that every pastor should own and regularly use. A surprising entry on the list was the parish or church directory. You see, part of a pastor’s duty is to pray, and especially to pray for his flock. In fact, I’m…

In which we conclude our 2019 Catechesis with a discussion on the Holy Scriptures and a Rule of Life. The Catechism Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17…

In which we discuss the history of the Episcopacy, its development as a separate office from the Priesthood, how it disappeared in much of Protestantism, and why the Anglican tradition retained it. The Catechism Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week…

Text: Luke 5:1-11 A few days ago, I was reading an article about the rise of “burnout” among young professionals, folks who are currently in their twenties and thirties. According to this article, the combination of changes in technology, the economy, and society has led to a situation where young professionals are often always “on…

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