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Christ, Lord of Culture

The Rev. Dcn. Joshua P. Steele is a Transitional Deacon serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL, as well as a Ph.D. student in Theology at Wheaton College. Dcn. Joshua also writes and edits at AnglicanPastor.com. Jesus Christ is Lord. _____ is not. My guess is that if you’re reading this, you likely […]

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ADOTS Delegates Head to Jerusalem

Delegates from the Diocese of the South will travel to Jerusalem next week for the 10th anniversary of the Global Anglican Future Conference, or GAFCON. With nearly 2,000 Anglicans from over 50 countries, it will be the largest international gathering of Anglicans in 50 years. Several of our delegates share what they’re looking forward to […]

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What is GAFCON Jerusalem? Q&A with Canon Andrew Gross

The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, Press Officer for the ACNA and GAFCON, answers some basic questions from ADOTS Communications Associate Rachel Moorman, and shares how you can follow along with the conference June 17-22. Representatives from over 50 countries, including over a dozen delegates and attendees from ADOTS, will gather in Jerusalem this month for […]

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The ‘Wayward Adventures’ of a Deacon Pastor

“It was sort of this beautiful thing to come across the diaconate and say, this is a place where I might finally fit.” When asked to describe herself, Rev. Deacon Erin Moniz might use any number of seemingly contradictory terms: hippie, hard-core conservative, feminist, Bible-thumper… calling herself “an anomaly.” But it’s no anomaly that her […]

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Welcoming the Stranger: Visitors and Newcomers

“… I was a stranger, and you welcomed me…” – Matthew 25:35 By Rev. Aaron Wright, Rector, Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN Several years ago, I walked into one of the most popular pubs in all of Ireland. It was a Pub of Distinction, a title given to pubs across the country for their warmth, […]

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What is a Deacon?

It belongs to the Office of a Deacon, to assist the Priest in public worship, especially in the administration of Holy Communion; to lead in public prayer; to read the Gospel, and to instruct both young and old in the Catechism; and at the direction of the Priest, to baptize and to preach. Furthermore, it […]

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When We Forget Who We Are

By Rev. Dcn. Erin Moniz, Assistant Chaplain, Office of the Chaplain, Berry College “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, […]

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St. Matthew and the Risen Jesus

By Dr. Michael Matlock, Assisting Priest at St. Andrew’s Anglican, Versailles, KY, and Chair of the Department of Inductive Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. “If the coming into existence of the Nazarenes, a phenomenon undeniably attested by the New Testament, rips a great hole in history, a hole of the size and shape of […]

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Easter Week Printable Scriptures and Collects

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Who are the Refugees and How Can We Help Them? An Interview with Canon Greg

America continues to be the number one refugee resettlement country in the world: Over 53,700 refugees were placed in the United States in 2017 (U.N. Refugee Agency UNHCR). And while 49 states and the District of Columbia all took in refugees, two states in ADOTS territory are high on the list of top U.S. states […]

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Holy Week Lessons and Prayers

Lessons and Prayers for Holy Week

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Uganda Christian University Visits Atlanta

Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University to Visit ADOTS.  Dr. John Senyonyi traveling to churches in early April. “It is important to recognise that education is the forming of minds and lives that eventually manage the affairs of nations.” – Dr. John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor, Uganda Christian University Dr. John Senyonyi was passing through the […]

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Printable Lent Prayers and Readings for Individuals and Families

For each week’s Gospel reading, read either the entire passage or a few verses each day, then pray the accompanying collect for the current week. The printable version is here. Ash Wednesday (February 14) through February 17 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent, […]

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An ADOTS Priest Goes to Myanmar: Opportunities to Serve

Anglican Groups Connect for Northern Myanmar Bible School. In rural northern Myanmar – a place where the most educated earn $30-$50 a month – the Kachin people in the Myitkyina Diocese saved up enough money to buy an 18-acre plot of land. Their hope for that land: a Bible school. “You have these young men […]

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Go. Be Fruitful. Multiply: Canon Dan Alger’s Powerful Call to a Church-Planting Culture in ADOTS

“Oh, you’re that church planting guy.” Canon Dan Alger concedes that this is often how he’s known around the diocese and the province – and he seems okay with that. As the Canon for Church Planting, he recognizes that the topic is often polarizing, with people skewing either enthusiastic or antagonistic. But what he’s not […]

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