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Father Steve Macias is an Anglican priest in California's Silicon Valley. He is the Headmaster of Canterbury Christian School, Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, and Archdeacon of the West Coast for the Anglican Churches of America. He is married to Sarah and the father to Athanasius, Anselm, Assumpta, Basil and Zoe. 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, Our Sunday Visitor, The Chalcedon Foundation, and numerous online and print publications. You can reach him on twitter @stevemacias.
Victor Schreffler Assumpta Macias
As I was working on another project, I was scrolling through photographs hidden in the deep recesses of my Macbook's hard drive and stumbled upon this snapshot of Father Victor holding my daughter Assumpta post-baptismal service. Assumpta Marie was baptized into the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church on Palm Sunday 2016 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Davis,...
Children Ministry
As a father and a church leader, protecting our children from the devastating consequences of sexual abuse is very important to me. My heart has been broken by the stories of pain and suffering caused by sexual abuse. Yesterday, I sat in on a workshop by our Diocese explaining our spiritual mandate to protect the children in our congregations. You can watch a recording of...
St. Basil the Great
Our son Basil (short "a") was born on August 28, 2017 and his name immediately generated conversations. He is named after St. Basil the Great. This was inspired by a lecture on St. Basil by Dr. George Grant of Parish Presbyterian Church. George Grant has left an indelible mark on my thinking and on my family. Dr. Grant's exuberant way of...
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). Sheet Music S280_SCORE. 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...