St. Joseph’s Chapel, November 19-26, 2017, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley and wishing all a thankful and happy Thanksgiving
November 19, Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following. All are invited to St. Peter’s for the ordination of Michael Ruffino at 2 p.m. celebrated by Bishop Ashman.
Tuesday, November 21: Noon Mass or Benediction*, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley.
Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day: All are welcome to the 10 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving Day at St. Peter’s Oakland.
November 26, Sunday Next Before Advent: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.
*What is Benediction? See this description from Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
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“Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes”
Witness events that preceded the birth of the Anglican Church. Our 45 minute recitation includes video clips from the hit BBC/Starz TV series “The White Queen”. We begin with England after the Hundred Years War and birth of Elizabeth Woodville in 1436, and end with the Houses of York and Lancaster joining to create the House of Tudor and end the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville Grey was ancestral mother to eleven English, Scottish, and French kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. She led a life of adversity, bravery, and intrigue.
Cast Members include: Queen Elizabeth – Patsy Ronat; King Edward IV – Gordon Gray “Bud” Warder (a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey); Narrator – Kim Crow; Earl of Warwick & Lord Hastings – Fr. Lawrence Shaddix, Vicar; Production Assistant – Peggy Stevens.
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Light refreshments provided; free admission, RSVP requested. Email Peggy – email@example.com; call or text Bud – 925-998-6603. For flyer: The White Queen
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New Bishops Consecrated:
Archbishop Morrison announces the consecrations of Peter F. Hansen (Diocese of the Western States) and Blair W. Schultz (Diocese of the Atlantic States) as Suffragan Bishops on Saint Matthew’s Day, September 21, 2017, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at All Saints Cathedral (more pics). Congratulations! Deo Gratias.
Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community: ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE
Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER 2017
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The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter: ChristusRex-V10-N3
St. Joseph’s 2017 Summer Session was a rewarding two weeks for all. We are looking forward to next year! For photos and videos please see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.
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All Is Grace, a Collection of Pastoral Sermons by Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse released in May 2017 by the American Church Union. Visit www.AmericanChurchUnion.com for more information and to purchase online.
In Memoriam: Memorial Dedication, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California
In Memoriam: Video Tribute of his life
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St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, a parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, witnesses to Apostolic Christianity in the Anglican tradition (www.Anglicanpck.org).
Located a block from the University of California, Berkeley, the Chapel serves as the Archbishop’s Chapel and the Collegiate Chapel for St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological Seminary. It is also a parish home for neighboring university students and the Bay Area community.
We welcome you to worship with us!
In the aftermath of World War II, attacks upon the Christian faith concerned many Episcopalians. These attacks peaked in the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Episcopal Church made sweeping changes, abandoning the liturgy, spirituality, and apostolic faith of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. They allowed clergy to break their vows and renounce the doctrines and disciplines of the apostolic Church.
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Episcopalian clergy and laity gathered in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri. They issued the Affirmation of St. Louis, confirming orthodox Christianity. With the authority of the Affirmation, six parishes formed the Anglican Province of Christ the King, electing the Rev. Robert Sherwood Morse, rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, as bishop. Father Morse was consecrated to the episcopacy by the requisite three bishops on January 28, 1978. The Rt. Rev. Albert A. Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, served as chief consecrator.
The Province of Christ the King has grown to three dioceses, maintaining a national cathedral in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and offices in San Francisco, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. In 1979, the Province of Christ the King established Saint Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California. The Province embodies the historic Anglican faith that produced the King James Bible, writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers, eleven U.S. presidents and most of our nation’s founding fathers.
Visit the APCK website at www.anglicanpck.org.
With the founding of St. Joseph’s Seminary Chapel, a parish was formed. Students residing in the adjoining house help with Sunday services.
The American Church Union, our Anglican publishing house, is headquartered here, offering works for seminarians, parishes, clergy, and laity, both classic reprints and contemporary publications.
Located close to U.C. Berkeley campus, we offer choral Eucharists, liturgical processions, devotional organ music, and traditional hymns, all to the glory of God in this university setting, as a witness to historic Anglican Christianity.
Joseph of Arimathea is described in Matthew 27:57 as a rich man from the town of Arimathea, northwest of Jerusalem. Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 identify Joseph as a member of the Sanhedrin (Israel’s ruling council). He was a secret follower of Jesus who, according to Luke, did not consent to the condemnation of Jesus. According to John 19:39, Joseph buried Jesus in Joseph’s new tomb, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.
Tradition holds that St. Joseph of Arimathea, a sea trader in tin, brought the Holy Grail (the chalice of the Last Supper) to Glastonbury, England in the first century, founding English Christianity. Glastonbury traditions claim that Joseph was Mary’s uncle and thus related to Jesus.
The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches also venerate Joseph of Arimathea, linking the East with the West.