"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Palm Sunday

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I pray that all readers of this blog will experience a blessed Holy Week. For those of you in the Dallas-Fort Worth area I hope you will consider joining us at St. Vincent's Cathedral in Bedford. Mass will be celebrated at 7PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday morning all the clergy of our diocese will come to St. Vincent's for the Mass of Collegiality at 10:30AM when ordination vows will be renewed and the year's oils will be blessed by the bishop. (All who wish to worship our Lord are welcome, of course. The service is quite beautiful. It is not every day that you attend a Mass with 50+ concelebrants!)

Maundy Thursday services will be begin at 7:30PM, as will the Good Friday service (which includes the veneration of the cross and the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified). The Great Vigil of Easter begins on Saturday night at 8PM, when Bishop Iker will be the preacher and celebrant. The cathedral is located three blocks south of Airport Freeway on Forest Ridge.

These photos were taken this morning by my father, R.D. Foster. At left you will see an excellent picture of our new bells, which grace the largest bell tower in the area. They have become fully operational just in time for the joyful noise of the Easter to come!


Blogger Bobby Jackson Kennedy said...

I love Church bells! I am glad that the Cathedral has them for Easter. Congratulations on your ordination as well.

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