Good people. Yes, I am well aware of the Consecration of Bishops taking place in the Anglican Church in America this week – thanks for the e-mails and notes sent in this regard! Joyful occasions. The Church is growing. Reproducing. New shepherds. Added protection.
So why no word here yet?
Well the truth be told, basically, Bishop Brian Marsh has – and let me make sure I use the correct word here – ‘asked’ (?) that I make no mention of the Anglican Church in America on the blog. Why? I’m not sure. The idiom, ‘your guess is a good as mine,’ does come to mind (my mind at least).
Some of you have already noticed the trend and asked about the ongoing omission of the ACA. So now you know.
[But] at the risk of
again incuring the good Most Reverend’s wrath – and given that it’s Freedom Day here in South Africa (the day we get to commemorate, celebrate and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought for democracy and freedom of speech and expression in our land) anyway – the men are:
The Rev Dr James Randall Hiles
Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:30 a.m.
Saint Paul’s Parish 701 Pleasant Street, Brockton, Massachusetts
And a couple of days ago:
The Rev Owen R. Williams
Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Trinity Pro Cathedral 180 Rochester Hill Road Rochester, New Hampshire
There is a photo of this Consecration here.
Do say a prayer for Bishop Marsh, and the two men Consecrated.
We need strong and saintly Bishops who are overflowing with heroic virtue so as to shepherd us through these dark days and to stand boldly against the Devil and the world.
Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock: Give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they may diligently preach thy Word, and duly administer the godly discipline thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same; that all may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St Paul’s Brockton has a nifty website here.
The purpose of the Church is God’s purpose.