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Steve is a seminarian at Trinity School for Ministry and an Anglican catechist in Sacramento, CA. His professional work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, and Our Sunday Visitor. Steve is a postulant in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA) and leads communications for the Sacramento Valley Deanery. 

Basil Alexander Macías was born Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 6:30 AM. He weighs 7 lbs, 4 oz. and is 19.5 inches long. His namesake is St. Basil the Great - Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia (4th Century). St. Basil was another crucial figure in defending the Church from Arianism and allied the Alexandrian Bishop St. Athanasius (the namesake of...
The works of Virgil are often associated with painful assigned readings and Latin lessons, but a careful reading of this Roman poetry can help the modern Christian understand the first century context of the Christian Church. The poetry of Virgil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid represents a new shift in classical literature, away from tragedy in the Greek sense and...
The Ascension of Jesus can be a confusing scene. It is to be counted among the high holy days of the church calendar. Events on the church calendar are limited to items of theological significance, which is why the nativity (Christmas), passion (Good Friday), and resurrection (Easter) of Christ are memorialized with such pomp. Yet the Ascension is easily...
May God the Son, who sanctified a home at Nazareth, fill you with love. Amen. "Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue,...
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The Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 55:10-13, Psalm 65, Romans 8:1-11 Read from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Pentecost. The Holy Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23. The Gospel is read “among the people” to symbolize how Christ came into the world to live among us. The Sermon: "The Parable of the Sower and the New Creation" Delivered on July 16, 2017...
Quote from The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church by F. E. Warren The liturgy of the ancient Celtic Church suggests they shared the practice of communion for infants. Similar to the practice of the Eastern Orthodox churches and Byzantine (Roman) Catholic Churches. Paedocommunion is also tolerated by certain branches of Anglicanism and some protestant bodies (e.g. Reformed Episcopal...
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My wife Sarah singing Canticle #20 "Glory to God" found on page 95 of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The tune is the Robert Powell setting from "The Hymnal 1982" (S-280). Glory to God Gloria in excelsis Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we...
St Luke's Galt
Our family visited St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Galt, California on Sunday, May 14, 2017. This small congregation is warm and generous. They've been blessed with a truly beautiful place to worship. Sunday was a Holy Communion service according to Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Rev. Nixon presided and the homily was delivered by James Wirrell. My son Athanasius (3...
We are putting together a "table" about Anglicanism for use on college campuses. Looking for ideas of items that would interest, educate, and pique the curiosity of students. Ideas so far: Prayerbook(s) CS Lewis stuff  Thurible  Vestments Chalice/Altar wares Bells Icons  Ordo Kalendar Missal/Hymnal Feel free to post suggestions below.
On April 16, 2017, I visited Resurrection Anglican Church in Placerville, California. I attended with my wife Sarah and our children Athanasius and Assumpta. The service was an Easter vigil according to 1979 Book of Common Prayer and included a baptism.

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