MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF TRINITY XXIII (November 11, 2012)
12, Monday – Feria
13, Tuesday – Feria
14, Wednesday – The Bestowal of the American Episcopate
15, Thursday – St. Albert the Great – Pray for the Church in Russia
16, Friday – Feria
+ November 14, 1784 is a crucial date for Anglicans in the United States of America. On that day the first American Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Samuel Seabury, was consecrated. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglican bishops in the New World and persons seeking to be ordained as clergy had to travel to England. After the achievement of American independence, it was important for the Church in the United States to have its own bishops, and an assembly of Connecticut clergy chose Samuel Seabury to go to England and seek consecration bishop from English bishops. However English law forbade the English bishops to consecrate anyone who would not take an oath of allegiance to the British Crown. Seabury then turned to the Episcopal Church of Scotland and he was consecrated in Aberdeen on this date. This is why you see a Cross of St. Andrew on flags and standards of American Anglican jurisdictions.
+Albertus Magnus was a German Dominican friar and bishop who achieved fame for his support of science and learning. Roger Bacon, who matriculated at Oxford when he was 13 years old, bestowed the title “Magnus” to Albert in his own lifetime. In 1254 he went to the University of Paris where he earned his doctorate and began teaching theology. It was during this time that he became Thomas Aquinas’ teacher and mentor. One of Albert’s last great labors was his defense of the orthodoxy of his former pupil whose death in 1274 deeply grieved him. Albert died November 15, 1280, in Cologne, Germany.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet November 13, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Don’t forget the Monday Morning Bible Study that meets in the Undercroft at 10:30 a.m. Priscilla King is leading a study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education is Wednesday, November 14. We have regular classes for the nursery and the children, as well as adult education. Fr. Glenn is teaching The Revelation of St. John the Divine at the Wednesday agape. We are especially looking at how the imagery used by John enabled the first Christians to confront the political idolatries in a world dominated by Roman power and ideology. The Revelation calls Christians to eschew those who would make themselves God’s rivals for the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
+Also remember to RSVP Fr. Dan Malcolm who, along with his team is preparing dinner! The agape dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Child and adult education classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and are over at 7:15 p.m. [email protected]
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.
+ Daily Mass is celebrated at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!