May 2021

1928 Prayer Book Eucharistic Rite part II

Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed follows the reading of the Gospel. After hearing the readings from the Scriptures the people of God confess their faith. “Our earliest record of the creed said during the liturgy tells that it was introduced by the Patriarchs Peter the Dyer at Antioch (470-488) and Timothy I of Constantinople (511-518)… In the west

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The American Prayer Book Eucharistic Rite

THE 1928 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER –  Part 1 The Book of Common Prayer has a history of more than four and a half centuries of daily liturgical use and is in direct and organic continuity with the beliefs, practices and liturgies of the undivided Church in the West. It is now time to take

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Confirmation Classes 6 & 7

  Classes  Six and Seven (May 30th & June 6) CHAPTER 3 ANGLICAN WORSHIP:  THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER LITURGY AND PIETY Introduction- Worship in the Anglican Tradition: Worship is central to the identity of the Anglican tradition.  From its beginnings in the Church of England worship united various factions into one church. Anglicanism is

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Confirmation Class 5

Class 5 Important Endnotes (Applicable End Notes – Please read as it contains vital information!!) [i] The Christian faith, as explained by Lancelot Andrewes, is “one cannon given of God, two testaments, three symbols (Apostles’, Athanasian, and Nicene creeds), the four first councils of Nicaea I: 325; Constantinople I: 381; Ephesus: 431; Chalcedon: 451, and

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The Church as Apostolic & Statement of Anglicans

What exactly is an Apostle?’ and ‘How is the Church Apostolic?’ and ‘Why is the Church called Apostolic in the Creed?’ The Second Office of Instruction in the Book of Common Prayer deftly tells us the Church is ‘Apostolic; because it continues stedfastly in the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship’ (page 291, Acts of the Apostles

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Confirmation Class 3 – April 24tn, May 2nd, and May 16)

St. Michael The Archangel 2211 Margaret Wallace Rd Matthews, N.C.  28105 Rev. Michael Cawthon, St. Michael the Archangel, Rector (2021) Confirmation class 3 (April 24 & May 2) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1928) THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE:  PART I BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST The Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, ordained

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Communion of Saints (Communio Sactorum)

The Anglican Church’s position regarding the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints is that of the ancient and undivided Church of the first millennium: that the Saints, including Our Lord’s Mother, continue to share in the family life of the Church, in the fellowship of love, prayer and grace with us who

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Letter from Rector

A Letter from the Rector To the  wonderful Christian Family we call St. Michael’s, It is with a sad heart that I write this letter confirming the passing into eternal life of our brother in Christ, who we knew as Fr. Rich.  When we look around our beautiful church facility we see the handiwork of

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Funeral arrangements for Fr. Rich

We regret to inform our St. Michael’s family that Fr. Richard Bakley passed into peace and life eternal last Sunday. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Chad Jones and will be held on May 17th at St. Michael the Archangel at 2 pm.  Fr. Rich was the Rector of St. Michael for over 20

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