Consecrations, St. Andrew's Traditional Anglican Church, What Makes Us Special

The Consecration of Bishop Stephen DelSignore

During a joy-filled Sunday service this past weekend, Reverend Canon Stephen DelSignore was consecrated as the Suffragan Bishop for the Diocese of the Resurrection. In a deeply moving service, Bishop Stephen was elevated to this honorable office because of his unwavering devotion to his growing congregation, his outstanding leadership, and his desire to serve God to the fullest measure. Our Diocese is blessed to not only have Bishop DelSignore serving as the rector of St. Andrew’s Traditional Anglican Church in Middleborough, Masachussettes, but also as a highly respected leader in the National Church.

In a church filled to capacity with parishioners, family, and friends, Bishop Stephen was consecrated by our own Presiding Bishop, The Rt. Reverend Ian Anderson. Also participating in this blessed event was Bishop Del Murray from Florida, Bishop Dwight Irons from Georgia, Bishop Geoff Hubler from Virginia, and Reverend Greg Bennett, and Archdeacon Mark Maurais, both from Florida.

After the beautiful service, coffee was served at St. Andrew’s as a light refreshment before an outstanding luncheon at the LeBaron Country Club. Those who traveled from our congregation at Resurretion Anglican were so happy and honored to be a part of this truly momentous occassion.

We’re pleased to show you lots of photos from this very special Sunday service.

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Archdeacon Mark Maurais, The Rt. Reverend Ian Anderson, Reverend Greg Bennett attending the consecration of Reverend Stephen DelSignore.

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This is the processional at the start of the service at St. Andrew’s. Linda Kirschner, St. Andrew’s gifted organist, provided a morning of beautiful music.

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Reverend Stephen’s stole, pectoral cross, Bishop’s ring, and a new Bible presented by his congregation await him.

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Bishop Dwight Irons read the Gospel at the start of service.

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The sermon was delivered by Bishop Geoff Hubler. He helped us all come to a deeper understanding of the role and the calling of a Bishop.

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Canon Stephen is presented and spoken for by his Senior Warden, Joe Pereira. What a beautiful testimony it was, highlighing Canon Stephen’s devotion to his church and his family.

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Canon Stephen is presented first with his pectoral cross, then his Bishop’s ring.

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Next, Canon Stephen is draped with his new stole.

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Then his new Bible is given to him. All the clergy then lay hands upon him, participating in the consecration.

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The new Bishop showing everyone his joy and his beautiful new crosier.

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The communion elements were brought to the rail by Bishop Stephen’s lovely daughters, Meghan and Abigail. A final blessing by Bishop Ian and Bishop Stephen and a closing hymn bring the ceremony nearly to the end.

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After the service the newly consecrated Bishop Stephen offered private blessings to those who wanted one.

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On a personal note:  I always look forward to traveling to Middleborough, Masachussets and visiting St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. But, this church is more than a historic building in a tranquil rural setting. It is a vital and alive congregation filled with some of loveliest folks I’ve had the pleasure to know. They are warm, welcoming, and filled with the Holy Spirit. They love one another and they love and support their pastor. They give and then give some more, showing us a living example of the body of Christ. Their example of reverent worship, unwavering kindness, and refreshing humbleness is beacon of hope in a growing secular world. Thank you for welcoming me and my wife, Robin, allowing us to come among you and worship. We love you all!

Blessings,

+Ian

Easter, Holidiay Seasons, What Makes Us Special

Memorial Easter Lily Deadline

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Hello Friends,

There’s still time left to order your Memorial Easter Lilies for the church. Please see or call Reverend Greg Bennett (904-210-8042) by Palm Sunday with your order. Each lily is $8.00 and you make take your lily home to enjoy after Easter service. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Anglican Church.

We love having a church filled with the sights and scents of spring and look forward to beautiful flowers on Easter morning!

Blessings,

+Bishop Ian

What Makes Us Special

Meet Mary, Our New Organist

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We are so pleased to welcome a new organist to Resurrection Anglican! Her name is Mary Holbieson and she comes to us with great talent and experience.  Mary has an MA in Sacred Music, therefore bringing a deep classical background to our weekly worship service.

We were so saddened by the passing of our long-time and beloved organist, Ray Bradley, and we feared our wonderful organ would gather dust in his absence.  Yet again, God provided for us in sending Mary to fill our sanctuary with the sound of beautiful hymns!

We welcome Mary and invite everyone who loves traditional worship music to join us each and every Sunday!

Blessings,

+Ian

Bible Study, What Makes Us Special

The Book of Revelation: A Bible Study for 2018

Reverend Christopher Bogosh has received high praise for his thoughtful, in-depth, and enthusiastic approach to various books of the Bible.  Resurrection is so blessed to have him teachning once again this January 2018.

Our newest Bible study will be on the Book of Revelation – considered daunting by some, wildly interesting by others, and difficult by many.  Allow Reverend Chris to unravel some of the confusion and you’ll marvel at this fascinating book outlining our end of times.

Bible study begins this Sunday, January 7th and continues throughout the winter. Course materials will be available for a nominal fee at week two.

We look forward to having you join us on this compelling journey into the Book of Revelations!  Oh, and stay for service afterwards with coffee, pastries, and fellowship!

+Ian

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Advent and Christmas, What Makes Us Special

Second Sunday in Advent 2017

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Sunday, December 10th marked the second Sunday in Advent.  So what does it mean when that second purple candle is lit?  It is often called the Bethlehem Candle or the The Candle of Preparation.

God promised a Savior to the people and Prophets of the Old Testament.  Just as those before us did for thousands of years, we prepare or get ready to welcome Him.  We prepare a place for God in our hearts through prayer and worship.

“As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah, the prophet saying: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.  Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low.  The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.  And all mandkind will see God’s salvation.”  ~ Luke 3: 4-6

Please join us for the next Sunday in Advent – soup and bread to follow each Advent service!

+Ian