"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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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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Archbishop Duncan on Anglican TV


Blogger Robin G. Jordan said...


Are you still supplying the Waco Fellowship? Or do they have their own priest? You have not written anything about the Fellowship lately. I thought that I would ask.

What Prayer Book are they using? And yourself?

2:28 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

Robin, the Waco fellowship--now King of Glory Anglican Church (a mission station of the diocese)-- is under the care of the Rev. Christopher Culpepper, a church planting specialist who also has another congregation in south Fort Worth (where he is relatively much closer to Waco than I am in Bedford). Culpepper+ grew his own congregation to full mission status from scratch in very short order, so he certainly knows what he is doing.

Unless they have changed things in Waco recently, they are using Rite II from the 1979 BCP. They are hoping to attract Baylor students, so I suspect that is why they have opted for the contemporary language. Perhaps this can change over time.

At the cathedral we presently use the 1979 book as well. The Daily Office is always Rite I. Sunday HE is Rite II in ordinary time, Easter, Christmas and Epiphany-tide. Sunday HE is Rite I in Lent and Advent. Daily HE varies between the two rites depending upon the day of the week.

In my personal devotions I use the Office from the 1662 BCP.

I know that Dean Reed has volunteered the cathedral as a proving ground as soon as the ACNA's new proposed Prayer Book is ready to be "field tested." Lord, haste the day! (I am no fan of the present BCP, sir.)

7:32 AM  
Blogger Robin G. Jordan said...


I have compiled a number of Prayer Books--a contemporary language revision of the 1662 Prayer Book and a contemporary language revision of the 1956 Free Church of England Prayer Book. I also made a stab at a service book compiled on the basis of the rather nebulous worship standard of the ACNA fundamental declarations. Do you know how many books preceded the 1662 and how different they are? It includes a range of alternative rites and forms. I stay within the 39 Articles as far as doctrine, which means some communion services are more realist in their theology of the eucharistic presence than others but there is nothing suggestive of eucharistic sacrifice. The communion services include a contemporary language adaptation of the 1549 communion service. If you are interested, post your email address and I will send them to you.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

I would very much like to see them. Please drop me an email at rfoster@sves.org


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