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WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH
We, the Worldwide Anglican Church, are the Anglican Church dated back since 1921 and are Anglicans of the Traditional Anglican Faith sharing the richness of the love of God as the world changes around us.
We extend ourselves to all countries and communities to lend and share the refreshment of their faith.
The Worldwide Anglican Church has purview over 700 parishes and 800 clergies across five continents. (Jan 2018)
We hope, with this website, to reach lost souls and introduce them to the GRACE OF GOD, solely and steadfastly abiding by His Holy Word.
Look around our website. We hope that you will find information that is of interest to you and that your visit will be a blessing to you.
The Worldwide Anglican Church is a worldwide Church that has set goals of obeying our Lord Jesus Christ’ great commission:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, …” (Matthew 28:19)
St Peter the Apostle
The Worldwide Anglican Church owes its Episcopate and Apostolic Authority to the Syrian Church of Antioch where their disciples were first called Christians, and of which the See of St Peter the Apostle was the first Bishop. (See “Our History“)
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“St Peter” by Peter Paul Rubens(1577-1640)
Oil on panel (107 × 82 cm) – c. 1611. Housed in Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid.
St Peter was depicted holding a pair of keys, his common symbol: the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Monday, August 20, 2018. Worldwide Anglican Church Anglican Episcopal Church of India Synod After agreement by their respective decision-making body, the Worldwide Anglican Church and the Anglican Episcopal Church of India Synod have decided that Worldwide Anglican Church absorbs the Anglican Episcopal Church of India Synod by merger effective August 19, 2018. It was decided that a unification of the two Churches by the merger would be the best method from the perspective of strengthening the Church standings for the propagation of the Gospel worldwide. The Administrator, Worldwide Anglican Church – – – – – Picture: The Rt Revd Pramod Goni, Bishop attached to the Province of Southern Asia (=Federated … Continue reading Announcement of Consolidation
The Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Bishop of Kobe and of Osaka in the Ecclesiastical Province of Japan of the WAC, effective Saturday, August 11, 2018. It is our pleasure and honour to welcome the new Bishop of Kobe, the Rt Revd Titus Hikaru Yamaguchi, and of Osaka, Rt Revd Michael Tetsuya Kawaguchi to the WAC. Bishop Yamaguchi and Bishop Kawaguchi will be invaluable assets of our Church which we shall use to the glory of God. +++Christopher Patriarch, WAC
[Announcement] The enthronement of the Rt Revd Jonathan Kyangasha, Bishop of Rwenzori (Diocese of Rwenzori) of the Worldwide Anglican Church from the Office of the Patriarch and the Central Office. We are pleased to announce that the enthronement of the Rt Revd Jonathan Kyangasha will take place on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 10:00 am in Fort Portal town of Western Uganda. He will be the first Bishop of Rwenzori (Diocese of Rwenzori) of the Worldwide Anglican Church. He will also be raised to the Lead Bishop for Theological Discipline and Doctrine. And leads Committee of Theological Discipline and Doctrine in the Archbishops’ Council. We ask you to pray for … Continue reading
[January 17-20, 2018.] Patriarch Addresses the ‘The First Africa Summit for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development’. The Most Revd* Christopher Lwanga Tusubira , the Patriarch of the Worldwide Anglican Church is now attending ‘The First Africa Summit for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development’ at Dakar, Sénégal(West Africa), with the support of the State of the République du Sénégal, under the presidency of His Excellency Macky Sall, and support of the National Assembly of Senegal, headed by Hon. Moustapha Niasse. (https://youtu.be/0F6lkCs7tGU). The conference is being held on January 17-20, 2018, organized by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) to serve as the framework … Continue reading
❇ Updates on Sundays and Major Holy Days
The Lessons Appointed for Use on
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 19
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.
Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places. The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”
It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you. If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life.”
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, *
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the deeds of the Lord! *
they are studied by all who delight in them.
3 His work is full of majesty and splendor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; *
the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He gives food to those who fear him; *
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works *
in giving them the lands of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, *
because they are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; *
those who act accordingly have a good understanding;
his praise endures for ever.
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”
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Detail of the Christ in Majesty. A part from Jan van Eyck’s “Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych”, c. 1430–40. Oil on canvas, transferred from wood. Each 56.5 cm × 19.7 cm (22.25 in × 7.75 in); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
This part is considered to have been painted more broadly and with less skill than the other sections of the panels, and is thus thought by some to have been painted by members of van Eyck’s workshop.
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The Bible translation used is The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.
The collects and the Psalms are from the Book of Common Prayer. The collects use the contemporary wording.
Gospel for the day
❇ Updates on Mondays and Tursdays
BE FAITHFUL TO THE END! | Revelation 2:7-10
Read: Revelation 2:7-10
BE FAITHFUL TO THE END!
“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
Faithfulness is a rare quality of character in these days; yet God has promised to reward Faithfulness before Successfulness. One day, when the awards are being given out in Heaven, many who never shone in public will hear the Saviour say: “Well done, thou Good and Faithful Servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
In Grey Friars Churchyard in Edinburgh there is a famous tombstone in memory of “Grey Friars Bobble.” He wasn’t a significant personage, but a little dog brought into the city by a shepherd from the hills. When the shepherd died and was buried, the little dog made its way through the iron railing and lay down on its Master’s grave. It didn’t lie there for a day, a week or a month, not even a year only, but for twelve years. Someone fed it every day and gave it water to drink for that period of time. Eventually Bobble died—Faithful to the last.
Are you a Good Weather Christian and not for the Hard Time? Turn a New leaf today, before becoming a Point of No Returns!
When Jesus comes to reward His Servants,
Whether it be noon or night:
Faithful to Him will He find us watching,
With our lamps all trimmed and bright?
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard. (Dojeh, J. E.)
Song of Praise
♫ Hymn “The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended“
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Came from: Holy Trinity Church Stratford-Upon-Avon
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1. The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall hallow now our rest.
2. We thank Thee that Thy Church unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.
3. As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.
4. The sun, that bids us rest, is waking
Our brethren ‘neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.
5. So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands and grow for ever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.
The Patriarchal Office
(Conventionally Patriarchs are styled as “The Most Reverend”.)
The Most Revd Christopher Lwanga Tusubira
(Conventionally Patriarchs are styled as “The Most Reverend”.)
The Most Revd Vincent Millard Waterman
Worldwide Anglican Church