April 1, 2019 @ 8:52 AM
In our Gospel reading for this week, we see Jesus take the meager offerings of two fish and five barley loaves and multiply them to feed the 5000. Of course this speaks to God’s faithful provision in our everyday lives, and it is also a foreshadowing of how He multiplies His presence throughout the Eucharist at every mass offered daily, worldwide. Furthermore it is something that we can look forward to in our spiritual lives. Even though we do not give God the best of our time, talents, and attentions as we ought, we can still rely on Jesus to multiply Himself, in us, in our hearts, in our spirit, our imaginations, our senses. As long as we humble ourselves and present our meager offerings, He will be faithful to multiply His grace.........
January 30, 2019 @ 11:02 PM
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matt. 5:8).
Just the other night my wife and I sat down to enjoy a movie together. After a short time into the film she made the comment that “every time we see a new movie it seems that the idea of purity is ridiculed and immorality is something to be embraced.” In today's world if one strives to be pure and maintain wholesome or Godly ideals they are often repudiated as being“self-righteous,” “old fashioned,” or repressed.
The world pushes the idea that in order for a person to be “normal,” he/she must be “worldly,” or “street-wise,” and the pursuit of pleasure and convenience is ...
January 29, 2019 @ 7:31 PM
They are over 200 websites all claiming to be a part of the Anglican faith. There is nothing wrong with this as long as they heed the Word of God and conduct themselves with order. Most of these organizations have Patriarchs, as does the Anglican Church Worldwide.
In our history we have had two Patriarchs since our formation in 1996, Archbishop George Forde, 1996 to 2004, and Archbishop Waterman, 2004 to 2019. These men of God were leaders who gave of their best to the faith.
In the ACW, a Patriarch carries no administrative duties. Mostly they are elder statesmen of the church whose guidance, wisdom and advice is often called upon. Both of our Patriarchs did this admirably well. We thank God they ...
November 22, 2018 @ 8:27 AM
The Mission of Our Church
It is with a sincere heart that I now offer it for your review.
The Anglican Church Worldwide is the creation of God, founded and owned by Jesus Christ—“I will build My Church” (Matthew 16:18)—and directed and governed by the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 12:5-27;). Therefore, it is our joy to worship God by sharing the servant ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ through word and sacrament in the rich Anglican tradition. As a reflection of the Trinity, our Mission is Three-fold...
- The mission of the ACW is to make disciples. Before returning to heaven, Jesus commissioned His disciples in the following manner: “Go ye .........
November 22, 2018 @ 7:50 AM
Greetings in Christ,
I just wanted to send a short note with my thoughts and prayers to all my brothers and sisters in the faith for this coming Holiday here in America. I pray your Thanksgiving Day would be one of faith, fun, fellowship, food and family. May it be a joyous celebration of the blessings that God has so graciously poured out upon you. And to my brothers and sisters in other countries, may all of your days be blessed as you continually give thanks to God for His salvation and love.
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name." (Psalm 100:4)
I thank You for these gifts, dear God,
Upon Thanksgiving Day—
For love .........
November 15, 2018 @ 12:07 PM
The Mission of Our Church and My Vision – Part One
Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I would like to express my extreme heartfelt gratitude to all of you and to the House of Bishops for receiving me as Archbishop Metropolitan-Elect. I am humbled by the support and care that you have shown to me.
I am truly blessed to have been given the privilege to serve God by serving you. For more than eight years, the ACW has been my home and from the time of my ordination as a priest to my daughter's Christening to my elevation to the office of Bishop and now Metropolitan-Elect, I have always found it to be a safe and loving place with warmhearted family and friends whose faith and ...