Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Planting a Church in Wauchula, Florida

I have been praying for some time about a call to plant an Evangelical and Reformed Anglican congregation in my local area. The obstacles are many, however.  If anyone wishes to support this effort with prayers, monetary gifts, or their participation in a local Bible study from a Reforming Anglican perspective, please contact me via e-mail at: cranmer1959@gmail.com.  Since there is no Anglican denomination which is at this time faithful to the principles of the English Reformation or the Anglican Formularies this will be an independent and congregational effort until such time that a truly Evangelical and Reformed Anglican denomination can be formed.  The closest to that effort to appear is the Anglo-Reformed Movement.

The church would be founded in or near Wauchula, Florida and would be totally Calvinist and Anglican, better known as Prayer Book "Presbyterian" in theology but Anglican in the liturgy.  The services would be conducted according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer minus the prayers for the queen, etc.

 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47 ESV)

Article XIX

Of the Church

The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure word of God is preached and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same. As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch have erred: so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of ceremonies, but also in matters of faith.

The Anglican Formularies are the basis for our confession of faith:  1.  39 Articles of Religion.  2.  1662 Book of Common Prayer.  3.  Ordinal.

May the peace of God be with you!


1 comment:

Dizma said...

God bless and support your work.

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