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Get Involved with Life Issues in 2019

By Paulette Ivey, ADOTS Coordinator for Life Issues Dear ADOTS Churches, As the ADOTS Coordinator for Life Issues, I wanted to touch base with you about how your church may become involved with life issues in 2019. Anglicans for Life has developed tremendous resources for ADOTS churches to use. At Holy Cross, we organized an […]

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The Ministry of Vergers

On a given Sunday at Holy Cross Cathedral, you may find Brandon Wycoff organizing bulletins, setting out water bottles for guest clergy, gathering worship ministers for prayer before the procession, or even heading to a closet for a mop bucket. “I’ve heard it described as ringmaster,” Wycoff laughs. Wycoff has been the Verger at Holy […]

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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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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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