Category Archives: Updates

Holy Cross Cathedral to Welcome New Dean, Rev. Michael Guernsey

  “I am excited to be in a great congregation that prays deeply, loves each other, and is eager to reach the community,” says the Rev. Michael Guernsey of his selection as the new Dean of Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, GA. “We have sensed God’s hand in guiding through this process. We have experienced a […]

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Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nations at GAFCON Jerusalem 2018

By Fr. Bill Midgett, Rector, Christ the King Anglican Church, Decherd, TN and one of the ADOTS clergy delegates to the ACNA Provincial Council and GAFCON Greetings to all in Jesus’ Name! From the opening conference session on Monday morning, the above theme became our rallying cry led by both the masters of ceremonies and various […]

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Singer-Songwriter Rachel Wilhelm to Lead Synod 2018 Music

It’s barely been a month in the South for Rachel Wilhelm – who just moved to Georgia from Minneapolis – and already she’s leading music at an ADOTS church plant and at the Mission Matters Conference & Synod 2018. But this comes as no surprise when one learns that her Anglican roots are a decade […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Work Across the World: Anglican Frontier Missions

With its silver anniversary, Anglican Frontier Missions has published a new book with compelling stories of its work, and is urging the Church that there is still much work to be done. “AFM’s vision remains unchanged from our founding days: to mobilize the church to pray for and send missionaries to the largest and least-evangelized […]

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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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What is a Standing Committee and What Do They Do?

When we gather for the Mission Matters Conference & Synod during the first weekend in November, the diocesan Standing Committee will have its last meeting before some members rotate off, and new members are voted on by local parish delegates. But just what is the Standing Committee, and what does it do? “The Standing Committee […]

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Liturgy in a New Generation: Winfield Bevins on Mission

Mission Matters is the annual ADOTS Conference & Synod. Our plenary speaker, the Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins, will address our mission and discuss his experiences with young adults drawn to liturgical faith. His latest book Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation, forthcoming in March 2019, tells these stories and […]

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ADOTS Partners with Asbury Anglican Institute to Offer an Anglican Formation Certificate Online Program

Created to provide Anglican formation in your setting, guided by your clergy mentor. In the past, some aspirants have completed seminary and then “read for orders” to complete their Anglican formation. ADOTS has partnered with Asbury Anglican Institute to create a program that provides a non-credit certificate level  set of courses that allow the learner […]

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St. Patrick’s Helps Puerto Ricans Rebuild

The people of Puerto Rico are continuing to recover from what is considered to be the worst natural disaster to ever hit the island – Hurricane Maria. When Maria made landfall last September as a Category 4 storm, it decimated the country’s infrastructure and left thousands homeless. Eight adults and seven high school students from […]

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A Witness for Christ: GAFCON Youth Delegate Ethan Bryan

Last month, ADOTS sent bishops and delegates to GAFCON in Jerusalem. Among our number was Youth Delegate Ethan Bryan of Holy Cross Cathedral. Canon Greg had a chance to sit down with Ethan in Jerusalem and hear his story, and his sense of our Anglican moment.  Ethan is a twenty one year old college student […]

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Submarines, Singapore, and the Gospel: ADOTS Celebrates the Ministry of Dr. Henry Baldwin

After nearly six years as the Dean of Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, GA, the Very Rev. Dr. Henry Baldwin will be retiring October 1. Through his extensive work in education and service as Rector at Holy Cross, his ministry has touched students all over the world and garnered him love and appreciation in ADOTS. […]

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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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