2024 APA Lenten Devotional
Meditations on the 1928 BCP Daily Office Lessons composed by Clergy and Special Guests of the Deanery of Appalachia and the Anglican Province of America.
A Welcome From Our Presiding Bishop
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. We greet you in the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, and we welcome you to our official website. At our parishes, one will discover the riches of that fullness of the Christian Faith which comes to us from the Apostles, in which we encounter and receive Jesus Christ in the mystery of Word and Sacrament - and which is called the Anglo-Catholic Tradition. We welcome you to worship with us at our parishes and missions around the world. God bless you!
THE MOST REVEREND CHANDLER HOLDER JONES, SSC
Priorities & Missions
The Sacramental Life
The Anglican Province of America faithfully offers her members a life of prayer rooted in Holy Scripture and the Sacraments. God infuses grace into our lives sacramentally through Baptism, Confirmation, Confession, Holy Communion, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Unction. Common Prayer shapes the ordinary rhythms of our lives. Morning and Evening Prayer structure our days; our weeks culminate in the Sunday Mass; our years are framed around the Church Calendar and the lectionary. APA parishes and missions are dedicated to this way of life, full of the sacramental grace of God, so that we may offer up “our selves, our souls and bodies,” to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto God.
APA parishes nurture lifelong disciples in order to preserve and perpetuate the faith from generation to generation. We teach members of all ages “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (St. Jude 3) through the study of Scripture and Tradition. Because children are the Church’s primary field of evangelism, we support the work of mothers and fathers as they raise their children in the faith. Our baptized children participate in the Liturgy and pray with their families so as to grow into “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). Christian formation does not happen only on Sundays, and so we are creating classical schools and supporting classical education initiatives throughout the APA.
The Anglican Province of America is committed to assisting our parishes and missions through prayer and financial support, and by promoting beautiful worship, catechetical excellence, and vibrant fellowship. We are planting and revitalizing Churches which engage the culture with the transcendent realities of truth, beauty, and goodness.
The Anglican Province of America is an international communion of Churches that preaches the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide. Our American jurisdiction enjoys fellowship with sister Church missions in the Philippines, Ecuador, India, and Haiti. We support our sister missions in prayer and work together holding the Catholic Faith for all time, in all places, and for all people, as our Lord commanded.