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THE
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU

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.

  • Anglican Church Worldwide
    The WAC is a worldwide Church that has set goals of obeying our Lord Jesus Christ’ great commission:
The Worldwide Anglican Church has purview over 700 parishes and 800 clergies across five continents. (Jan 2018)

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Church played a massive role in the fight against APARTHEID in South Africa and worked with Dr Martin  Luther King Jr in the United States.

Apartheid
We fought against APARTHEID in the South Africa
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We worked with Dr Martin Luther King Jr, in United States of America

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.

News Clip

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from the Central Office, Kampala.

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

Lectionary

Updates on Sundays and Major Holy Days

The Lessons Appointed for Use on

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Nov 4th
 
The Collect
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
Old Testament
Ruth 1:1-18
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; they were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. When they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Chilion also died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.
 
Then she started to return with her daughters-in-law from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had considered his people and given them food. So she set out from the place where she had been living, she and her two daughters-in-law, and they went on their way to go back to the land of Judah. But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back each of you to your mother’s house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. The Lord grant that you may find security, each of you in the house of your husband.” Then she kissed them, and they wept aloud. They said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.” But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters, why will you go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. Even if I thought there was hope for me, even if I should have a husband tonight and bear sons, would you then wait until they were grown? Would you then refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, it has been far more bitter for me than for you, because the hand of the Lord has turned against me.” Then they wept aloud again. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
 
So she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” But Ruth said,
 
“Do not press me to leave you
or to turn back from following you!
 
Where you go, I will go;
Where you lodge, I will lodge;
 
your people shall be my people,
and your God my God.
 
Where you die, I will die—
there will I be buried.
 
May the Lord do thus and so to me,
and more as well,
 
if even death parts me from you!”
 
When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.
 
The Response
Psalm 146
Lauda, anima mea
 
1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul! *
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
 
2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *
for there is no help in them.
 
3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *
and in that day their thoughts perish.
 
4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
 
5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;
 
6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.
 
7 The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind; *
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
 
8 The Lord loves the righteous;
the Lord cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.
 
9 The Lord shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Hallelujah!
 
The Epistle
Hebrews 9:11-14
When Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, with the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, sanctifies those who have been defiled so that their flesh is purified, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
 
The Gospel
Mark 12:28-34
One of the scribes came near and heard the Saducees disputing with one another, and seeing that Jesus answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ —this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.
 
Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.
 
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The Picture

“‘Easter Matins” (1890) by Mykola Pymonenko
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Explanatory note
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.

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.

Amen.

 

  The Patriarchal Office

Patriarch
(Conventionally Patriarchs are styled as “The Most Reverend”.)
The Most Revd Christopher Lwanga Tusubira
(Uganda)

 

Patriarch Emeritus
(Conventionally Patriarchs are styled as “The Most Reverend”.)
The Most Revd Vincent Millard Waterman
(Canada)

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