About Me

My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.


I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.


I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.


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    Why I started a STEM Club at our Classical School

    Why I started a STEM Club at our Classical School

    I lead various classes and after school clubs at Canterbury – our parish’s classical school. I teach the Bible in Chapel, instruct P.E., and various campus clubs and programs. One of them is a STEM club which is an acronym for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

    A few years back when I first arrived at Canterbury, a parent shared with me that he felt our school’s liberal-arts based curriculum was too light in the hands-on sciences department. He was concerned about his child’s exposure to the sciences and cultivating early...

    Epiphany Blessing 2021- Chalking the Door

    Epiphany Blessing 2021- Chalking the Door

    Following sung matins at Saint Paul’s – students and teachers join us in front of the Church for the blessing of the doors for Epiphany. Chalking the door is one of the Christian Epiphanytide traditions used in order to bless churches and homes.

    The initials, C, M, B, are inscribed above the doors with the blessed chalk and can be interpreted as the Latin phrase “Christus mansionem benedicat” which means “Christ bless this house” and also stand as the initials of the three kings/magi – (Casper, Melchior and Balthesar)...

    Perks of Church Planting with Alcoholics Anonymous

    Perks of Church Planting with Alcoholics Anonymous

    Yesterday, I celebrated Holy Communion for a congregation in California’s Central Coast. They are recently without a minister and are in the process of basically re-planting the congregation in the transition. They’ve been meeting in a storefront office in a business park.

    This is not a traditional look for an Anglican Church. We love our buildings and architecture. Yet the congregation has been able to transfer the inside into a beautiful worship space that allows you to forget there is a nutritionist’s office next door. The chancel beautified with icons...

    How I Learned to Read in Public School

    How I Learned to Read in Public School

    Our English alphabet system is composed of 26 letters that produce 44 sounds (phonemes), making the structural basis of our very complicated English vocabulary and grammar quite simple. Therefore, teaching children to read often begins with recognizing and memorizing the alphabet’s letters and sounds.

    But not in all American public schools.

    For over a century a battle has raged on how to teach children to read – one more rooted in one’s theology than we might think. Rather than looking to the historical precedence in favor of phonetic learning, educators...

    Carnivore Month 2021

    Carnivore Month 2021

    In January 2020, I participated in my first Carnivore Month. It was a great start of the year for me. It helped me kickstart a personal weight loss from 262 lbs down to 238.4 lbs by the end of that month. For those who aren’t familiar with the carnivore diet – it’s a way of eating that includes anything animal based and nothing plant based.

    I’m doing it again for 2021 – here’s the link to my FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/851267705607051/

    My Personal Journey

    This was my second year using these “low...

    Are you Anglican or Episcopalian?

    Are you Anglican or Episcopalian?

    I recently transferred as a priest from a Continuing Anglican jurisdiction into the Reformed Episcopal Church.

    To which many have asked, whats the difference between an Anglican and an Episcopalian? Not much, the terms are actually similar to the use of Presbyterian and Reformed. One related to the style of church government and the other to a historic brand of theology – but both often overlapping in meaning and members.

    Are you Anglican or Episcopalian?

    Yes. Let me explain.

    The Church of England traces its origin back to the ancient...

    “The English Church Before It Was Roman”

    “The English Church Before It Was Roman”

    Did Anglicanism begin with Henry VIII? How did Christianity get to the British Isles? What is Celtic Christianity?

    On the Feast of St. George (England’s Patron Saint) Father Macias outlines a view of Church history that describes the conciliar goals of the English Reformation and the historic authenticity of an Apostolic, Orthodox Anglicanism.

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    Commencement Address at St. Andrew’s Academy, 2020

    Commencement Address at St. Andrew’s Academy, 2020

    I spoke for less than 20 minutes on milestones for Christian high school graduates using the “smart by 20, married by 30, and rich by 40” formula.

    St. Andrew’s Academy is a private, preparatory school in a beautiful rural area of Northern California. The Academy is a parochial ministry of St. Andrew’s Church, of the Diocese of Mid-America, Reformed Episcopal Church (REC), with Ray R Sutton, PhD as the bishop (also the Presiding Bishop of the REC) and Bishop Walter Banek, assisting. St. Andrew’s Academy is a founding member of the Anglican Schools Association.

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    The “Beefeaters”

    The “Beefeaters”

    There’s a bit of folklore that teaches that the British “Beefeaters” that protect the Tower of London and Crown Jewels are named such because of their diet. Some say they were actually paid in chunks of beef, others say eating mostly meat made them premier soldiers, and others describe a regal arrangement in which they could eat as much meat as they wanted from the royal court.

    They represent a certain ideal in my mind. They live in the routine and ritual of the Tower of London – a living...

    The Historic Case for Paedocommunion (Child Communion)

    The Historic Case for Paedocommunion (Child Communion)

    “Those who say that infancy has nothing in it for Jesus to save, are denying that Christ is Jesus for all believing infants. Those, I repeat, who say that infancy has nothing in it for Jesus to save, are saying nothing else than that for believing infants, infants that is who have been baptized in Christ, Christ the Lord is not Jesus. After all, what is Jesus? Jesus means Savior. Jesus is the Savior. Those whom he doesn’t save, having nothing to save in them, well for them he isn’t Jesus....

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