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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Less alone

The latest edition of Christus Rex, the province's newsletter, arrived in my e-mail March 18th. And the news it conveyed was a delight!

For most of my time at St. Bartholomew's, one of the more difficult elements had been our relative isolation from the rest of the province: the next nearest parish was in California, a day's drive away. But last year we welcomed two new parishes in Bend and Grants Pass, Oregon. And the latest issue of Christus Rex announced that the Parish of St. Mark, Portland, had joined us. Looking at their photo we're just a humble little neighborhood parish by comparison, but that's okay. Welcome!

Some unknown soul updated our parish communion map with a blue pushpin for St. Mark in the past week or so. As you can see, we're not so much alone anymore.

(That flag in the lower left of the photo? Diocese of the West Summer Camp 2009 -- NOT to be missed!)


  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger David said…

    My wife say's that St. Marks is the most beautiful church she has ever been in. We went there for midnight Mass several years ago, it was very beautiful. Extremely Anglo-catholic. It was the first time I have ever heard the Rosary said in church. I was surprised to hear they went to the APCK but pleasantly so. I have been very much against the TAC move towards Rome. I have never thought much of the need for Anglicans to need the okay of Rome in order to be "real" Christians (this coming from an Orthodox Christian). I wish the very best for the APCK and St. Marks. If the Orthodox ever succeed in running me off (as a closet Anglican)it will be to the APCK that I come.

  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Come visit any time! We'd love to have you! (And we're not "alone" any more either. A parish does not have to be geographically isolated to be very much alone.)

  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger Continuing Home said…


    Noted! Don't know when or how, but sometime you'll have a visit from the "Wandering Anglican."

    And again, welcome!


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