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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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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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ST MICHAEL’S ANNUAL YARD SALE IS BACK!

We’re back with our annual yard sale and there is plenty to be had – including kitchen wares, house wares, bedding and linens, books galore and even lawn care equipment! The yard sale is being held this Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 8:00am to 12:00pm at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church (St. Michael’s Anglican

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Do you know the Jones brothers – they are getting old (now 50)

The Wall Street Journal By  CLARE ANSBERRY  March 3, 2015 1:08 p.m. ET Many people change faiths, but not like Brad and Chad Jones. Identical twins, the brothers grew up in Elkin, N.C., a small town in the Bible Belt, the only children of devout Baptists. As boys, they attended the First Baptist Church of

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The Fulfilled Promise – Whitsunday (Pentacost)

Whitsunday: The Fulfilled Promise In Traditional Anglicanism, the great Feast of the Holy Ghost, Pentecost, is usually referred to by its ancient moniker Whitsunday, so named because on this day, in celebration of the gift of that birth from above conveyed by the Holy Spirit in the font of Baptism, candidates would receive the laver of

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Rogation Days – brief description

This year Rogation Sunday falls on Sunday 9th May. But what exactly does it mark? Bishop Alastair Redfern provides an overview of this lesser-known church festival. Rogation is an ancient church festival to seek blessing for a community and its sustenance. The word rogation comes from the Latin verb rogare, meaning “to ask, ” reflecting

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Salvation

Salvation In order to help explain the Anglican, and thus historic Catholic, position on salvation, the process by which we are brought into communion with God, I think it is important to clarify a couple of the terms that we frequently use but are not always distinguished as they should: Justification is the initial act by

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