St. John’s Communique

Occasional Blog Posts from Fr. Bryan

Spiritual Communion?

In the absence of a weekly Eucharistic Service, Bishop Jim Hobby of the Diocese of Pittsburgh has offered the following advice to families who may…
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COMMANDMENTS 1-3

This coming Sunday, March 8th, we will discuss the 1st through the 3rd Commandments during our catechesis hour. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT 268. What is the…
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On Tradition

I was reading a friend’s dissertation a few years ago and came across a great statement from an essay by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with which I…
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What is Confirmation?

At St. John’s, we are going to have confirmations on the Sunday after Easter, April 19th, 2020. Archbishop Foley Beach will be with us to…
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On Membership

St. John’s Mission Council has been working on a membership document, which we plan to present at our Feb. 16 business meeting. We have not…
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Anglican Structures, pt. 2

Last week, I wrote a brief post about the ecclesial (church) structures of Anglicanism and included a long quotation about the relationship between the local…
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Anglican Structures

If you are new to Anglicanism or just new to St. John’s, then you may have questions about the larger denominational structures that we are…
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Why Emphasize the Psalms?

If you’ve been worshipping with us lately, then you know that we began chanting the psalms at the beginning of Advent this past November. It…
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The Grand Miracle

by C.S. Lewis The following videos offer an animated telling of a short essay by C.S. Lewis titled, “The Grand Miracle.” Below the videos, you…
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Sacraments in the ACNA

People of St. John’s In preparation for a catechetical section on the sacraments, I’ve copied and pasted the section on sacraments from the ACNA’s catechism…
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Marriage & The Common Good

Last month, I submitted a teacher/scholar proposal for a small grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment.…
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To Worship is to Bow Down

Evangelical Christians are often confused about the nature and purpose of worship. Some of the young people that I encounter hear the word and their…
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Our Latest Sermon

St. John’s is a community where ordinary people are changed by the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ to become faithful members of His church…
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Anglican Worship 101

I am working with a great group of people to plant an Anglican church in Canton, Ohio where many Christians are unfamiliar with liturgical forms…
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