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The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 21 2019 - 03:58 PM
  • The Pastoral Icon
    Reference: Luke 15:1-10 “I have found Jesus!” To which the jaded among us reply, “I didn’t know he was lost.” And, while that is a snarky response to a happy statement, it rings true. To “find” Jesus is in fact to discover your real self. Jesus has never been lost, you have. God, who has […]
  • A Politically Correct Letter to Philemon
    Reference: Letter to Philemon St. Paul is often in trouble with moderns for taking inappropriate socio-political stances. That is often unfair, as a closer examination of what he is saying and the context of it usually shows. But one can only imagine the uproar which would follow if the Letter to Philemon were released in […]
  • The Forgotten Ethic
    Reference: Luke 14:7-14 Kenosis is not talked about very much as a Biblical mandate. It isn’t taught much in catechetical classes or sermons. Even less is it part of society’s mandate. Among the many books on how to be successful, none mention it. No marches demand it, no lobbyists promote it. On the other hand, […]
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]

2019 Retreat & Synod

Posted by Administrator on Jan 31 2019
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MDAS Retreat & Synod

March 20-23, 2019

Dunes Manor • Ocean City MD

ADVANCING

con•cil•i•ar

of, relating to or issued by a council

an•gli•can•ism

the doctrines, principles or system of the Anglican Church

 

The 2019 Synod is a continuation of the discussion begun at the 2018 Synod, as we in the MDAS continue to explore our place to stand in the Anglican Communion. In 2018 we heard from Bishops in the REC; this year we will learn from Archbishop Anthony Mikovsky, Prime Bishop of the PNCC, about the mission of the Union of Scranton; and next year, schedule permitting, we hope to have ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach share with us about the future vision of ACNA. The focus is on Conciliar Christianity, being true to what God has revealed in Scripture and in the Councils of the undivided Church. With teaching, worship and fellowship, this retreat provides a gathering time for all (clergy and lay alike) in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (MDAS), part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Sharing our common ministry and vision-setting for the future happen best when we as the MDAS are together. There will be one brief business session. Spending these three days in Lent with others from our diocese in worship, learning, prayer and fellowship, will equip us to return, nourished and recharged, to the mission field to which He has called each of us.

 

The Most Rev. Anthony Mikovsky was consecrated a Bishop in 2006 and was elected Prime Bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church in 2010. A native of New Jersey, he and his wife Carol live in Scranton PA.


 

 

 

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 21 2019 - 03:58 PM
  • The Pastoral Icon
    Reference: Luke 15:1-10 “I have found Jesus!” To which the jaded among us reply, “I didn’t know he was lost.” And, while that is a snarky response to a happy statement, it rings true. To “find” Jesus is in fact to discover your real self. Jesus has never been lost, you have. God, who has […]
  • A Politically Correct Letter to Philemon
    Reference: Letter to Philemon St. Paul is often in trouble with moderns for taking inappropriate socio-political stances. That is often unfair, as a closer examination of what he is saying and the context of it usually shows. But one can only imagine the uproar which would follow if the Letter to Philemon were released in […]
  • The Forgotten Ethic
    Reference: Luke 14:7-14 Kenosis is not talked about very much as a Biblical mandate. It isn’t taught much in catechetical classes or sermons. Even less is it part of society’s mandate. Among the many books on how to be successful, none mention it. No marches demand it, no lobbyists promote it. On the other hand, […]
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
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