An important message from the Rector
Dear Friends in Christ,
It seems as though Lent this year is just a long continuation of the beginning of Lent in 2020, when our long fast from public worship began due to Covid-19. It continues to be a struggle in 2021, although there is much to be hopeful about in the months to come.
In the meanwhile, God’s grace continues to sustain us day to day and from strength to strength. If you would like to join us for our online worship, please subscribe to our newsletter for the details.
Please join us on Wednesdays at 7 pm online as four historic Anglo-Catholic Parishes come together for Adult Education in Lent. See details below.
Fr William Ogburn+
Adult Education during Lent
“The Eucharist in a time of Pandemic: Sacramental Theology for when you cannot receive the Sacrament”
Four historic Anglo-Catholic parishes are joining forces to offer a special Wednesdays in Lent series at 7:00 p.m. each week via Zoom. This will begin on Wednesday, 24th February and run for five sessions through Wednesday 24th March.
To register for this free series, click here on Eventbrite.
The Parishes and Team Faculty leading this series are:
Saint John the Evangelist, Newport, RI
Fr Nathan Humphrey, Rector &
Mr. John Lord, Director of Adult Christian Formation
Saint Paul’s, Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY
Fr William Ogburn, Rector
Saint Stephen’s, Providence, RI
Fr Benjamin Straley, Rector
Saint Thomas’s, Huron St., Toronto, ON
Fr Chris D’Angelo, Associate Priest
- Wednesday, 24th February
Foundations in Scripture with Fr D’Angelo & John Lord
What are the Biblical roots of the Eucharist?
- Wednesday, 3rd March
Patristic Development with Fr D’Angelo & Fr Humphrey
How did the Church Fathers interpret the Biblical Witness?
- Wednesday, 10th March
Medieval Unfolding with Fr Straley & Fr Ogburn
Amidst the Black Death, how was the Eucharist understood and practiced?
- Wednesday, 17th March
Reformation Response with Fr Ogburn & Fr Humphrey
What lasting insights did the English Reformation impart?
- Wednesday, 24th March
Anglo-Catholic Synthesis with Fr Humphrey & Team Faculty
How does Anglo-Catholic theology and practice promise life in the midst of death?
A Prayer for a Time of Great Sickness and Mortality
O most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Book of Common Prayer, 1928 (p. 45)