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ONLINE VIDEO TRIBUTES TO ARCHBISHOP MORSE:
Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse, 1924-2015, Founder of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, In Memoriam. Thanks be to God for all he has given us.
In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California
In Memoriam: Video Tribute to his life
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In this compelling, concise, and insightful history, Bishop Hansen tells the story of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, led by the inspirational Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse. He describes the dramatic events leading to the St. Louis Congress (1977) and the Denver consecrations (1978), as faithful Anglicans sought to ensure historic Christian faith and practice. Bishop Hansen recounts the growth of the Diocese and the national Province to become the leading voice for traditional Anglicans in America today. In conclusion, he considers the future of the APCK.
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CHILDREN’S HOLY MASS BOOK
We are pleased to announce that the Children’s Holy Mass Book, Coloring for Children and the Young at Heart, is now available for purchase (see Education tab above). For flyer, click here: PRESS RELEASE.Children’s Holy Mass Book This is an excellent resource for children, to be placed in the narthex or pew, or used as an addition to the ACU Church School Series.
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QUOTE FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
“The longer we live, the more we experience our fallen world. T.S. Eliot writes in his poem, Four Quartets, that right action is freedom. The more we choose the will of God, and thus choose to love, the freer we are. The opposite is also true. Dante writes in Inferno in The Divine Comedy that the bottom of Hell is a tight well, the narrow circle of self.”
The Most Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, All Is Grace (ACU 2017), from a sermon preached at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Berkeley, in 2002
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QUOTE FOR AUGUST 2020
“I have always believed that cult creates its own culture. I share the position that Western man has developed a sense of civilization, personal freedom realized in democracy and parliamentary government. Our advanced technology, medicine, and industry all come from the historical impact of God’s Incarnation realized in Western man.”
The Most Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, All Is Grace (ACU 2017), from an address to the 8th Synod, Diocese of Christ the King, St. Charles King and Martyr, Huntsville, AL, 1985
QUOTE FOR JULY 2020
“Our children are not being taught responsibility to God and their fellow man, so a new definition of freedom has emerged. Freedom is defined today as saying and doing anything desired, anytime and any place. Our historic Book of Common Prayer defines freedom in the leading collect for Morning Prayer: ‘God… whose service is perfect freedom.’ The Anglican genius has always been to see freedom and responsibility as united. Wherever Anglicans have settled in large numbers, a parliamentary government has emerged, and common men have called for justice. Freedom is of God. To lose this religious heritage is to lose not only our personal freedom but the foundation of Western culture.”
The Most Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, All Is Grace (ACU 2017), from an address to the 10th Synod, Diocese of Christ the King, Episcopal Heritage Center, Washington DC, 1987
QUOTE FOR JUNE 2020
“God shall be all in all (I Cor. 15:28)… God is the sole source of possible being, its sustainer, and both the pattern and nexus of all that is true, beautiful, and good. If He should fail to make Himself our chief end, life would not be worth living. But He loves us, a twofold mystery of demand that we should give ourselves to Him in order that He may impart to us the greater gift of Himself; and in the triumph of this love lies the meaning and glory of life.”
Francis J. Hall, D.D., Eschatology, Volume 10, Halls Dogmatic Theology (American Church Union, 262-3)
QUOTE FOR MAY 2020
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Jesus the Christ, Gospel of John, 3:16-21, KJV
QUOTE FOR APRIL 2020
“In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality:
O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
(1928 Book of Common Prayer, 45)
QUOTE FOR MARCH 2020
“Most of us are intrinsically religious because of our mortality. We are reminded of this mortality on Ash Wednesday. On this first day of Lent the priest draws a cross of ash on our forehead, saying, ‘Remember, O man, from dust thou didst come and to dust thou shall return.’
Graveyards and tombs reflect a civilization’s beliefs about life and death. In 1968 Nancy and I visited Lenin’s tomb in Red Square in Moscow. As we emerged into the bright light of day, I realized that there are two tombs that mark history and time. There is the corpse-ridden tomb outside the walls of the Kremlin and its copies in Peking and Hanoi, and there is the empty tomb inside the walls of Jerusalem.
They represent two visions of man’s destiny. The full tomb of Lenin says man’s destiny is to die. The empty tomb of St. Joseph of Arimathea says that man’s destiny is to live outside of time in Heaven. The empty tomb gives us the vision of God and eternal life.
One vision is created by an atheistic ideology that holds philosophic materialism (not limited to Marxism) as humanity’s greatest good. The other vision is born of belief in the eternal God in whose nature we partake, and holds that sacrificial love is humanity’s greatest good.”
The Most Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, All Is Grace (ACU 2017), in a sermon preached at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Berkeley, in 2005