Archbishop Foley Beach has issued a call for prayer in support of Christians who are being brutally persecuted for their faith and experiencing an ongoing humanitarian crisis in both Syria and Iraq. The situation is being organized and led by a group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). The entire content of Archbishop Beach's communique is as follows:
Greetings in the Name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! May God grant you the abundance of His Grace as you follow Him day by day! (read more...)
The Diocesan Office has issued an invitation for all to attend the ordination of Steven Paul Elder to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, August 16, at 11:00 AM. The ordination will be presided over by The Right Reverend Francis R. Lyons, III, Vicar General of the Diocese of Western Anglicans, and will take place at Bethel Seminary, 6116 Arosa Street, San Diego, CA. A pdf copy of the invitation is attached to this posting.
Trinity School for Ministry is presenting a morning teaching lecture by the Rev. Dr. Rodney Whitacre, professor of Biblical Studies, on the topic of “St. John’s Revelation of God and the Life of Discipleship.” The lecture will be presented at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, 6116 Arosa Street, San Diego, CA 92115 on Saturday, August 9. The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 AM, followed by Morning Prayer, lectures by Dr. Whitacre, and lunch at 12:30 PM. Childcare will be provided. Individuals who are interested in attending are asked t RSVP by July 31 and register at www.tsm.edu. Additional information can be found on the attached flyer or by contacting Holy Spirit Anglican Church at 619-324-9171.
Bethel Seminary has announced the next class in the series of Anglican Studies to be offered at their campus in San Diego starting on September 2 and continuing weekly until December 19. The class, entitled “Worship in the Prayer Book Tradition,” will meet on Mondays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Professors for the class will be Fr. David Montzingo, D.Min., and Fr. Brian Hughes, M.Div. The course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of the history and theology of Christian worship, as expressed through the Anglican tradition in the Book of Common Prayer. (read more...)
As reported earlier, the ACNA College of Bishops was forced to defer selection of a new bishop for the Diocese of Western Anglicans at their recently concluded meeting in Latrobe, PA. This was due to the fact that their deliberations in selecting a new archbishop for the ANCA consumed all of their available time and energy and they had to adjourn before considering a new bishop for the DWA. The College plans to select the new bishop for the DWA at their next meeting, scheduled to take place in October.
In the meantime, Archbishop Robert Duncan has appointed the Rt. Rev. Frank Lyons to be the Vicar-General of the diocese. Bishop Lyons will oversee the diocese and perform all necessary episcopal duties (ordinations, confirmations, etc.) until a permanent bishop can be selected. (read more...)