The SJAFC Journal – First (and Only) Journal in ACNA

The Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy has published the first journal within the ACNA regarding Anglican theology, practice, pastoral care, and even book reviews.  This journal is robust for its initial publication and inexpensive at $10.  The SJAFC Journal will be published on a regular basis and the second issue is due in November.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy or getting a sneak peak inside then try this link:

The 22nd Sunday After Trinity

Another good resource for the week courtesy of The Homely Hours. I strongly encourage families doing the daily offices to utilize this excellent resource.

The Homely Hours

Collect: Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saints and Feast Days

St.Simon and St Jude, Apostles

We know little about these two apostles; St. Simon is included in each list of the twelve in the Synoptic Gospels; St. Jude (or Judas) is included in Luke and and Acts, but is named as “Thaddeus” in Matthew and Mark — they were probably the same person.  Here is what we do know: St. Luke calls St. Simon “the Zealot.” The Zealots believed that the Messiah would come as a military leader bringing vindication to the Jews through force. St. Jude (or Judas, or Thaddeus) is traditionally the author of the book of Jude…

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The 21st Week After Trinity

The Homely Hours

Collect: Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saints Days:

Tuesday, October 23: St. James, Brother of our Lord

During the ministry of Jesus, his brothers seemed to have been resistant to Him and His claims. But something must have happened to make His brother James change his mind very early on. Perhaps it was during Jesus’s life or, it was when He appeared to James after His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7). He was the first bishop of Jerusalem. It’s said that he looked so much like Jesus in terms of his physical features that people would go to see him so that they could see what Jesus looked like. The early church historian Hegessippus described James:

He used to be found…

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The 20th Sunday After Trinity

A reminder that tomorrow we celebrate the Oxford Martyrs:

“Tuesday, October 16: Oxford Martyrs (Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, Thomas Cranmer)

These three men, Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, were all burned at the stake for heresy by the order of Queen Mary in the mid 16th century. Ridley and Latimer were both bishops who preached reform in England. They were executed together in the year 1555. Thomas Cranmer was the Archbishop of Canterbury, also a reformer. Though his life was marked by constant change and even inconsistency, we remember him most for his enduring, and almost single-handed, work on the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. He was also burned in the year 1556.”

The Homely Hours

Collect: “O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Saints Days:

Sunday, October 14: Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

Born a Lithuanian Jew in 1831, Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky began his education studying to be a rabbi. While at Rabbinical college, he came across a Christian New Testament translated into Hebrew, which made him begin questioning whether Jesus could be the fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures. While studying in Germany, he visited a cathedral and saw the crucifix shining with light and glory. Six months later, he immigrated to the United States and professed Christ. He was baptized by Baptists and then, went to Presbyterian Seminary. But since he could not accept the Calvinist…

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