Welcome to St. Joseph’s Collegiate Chapel

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St. Joseph’s Chapel, September 24 – October 1, 2017, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley:

September 24, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity: 1928 Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour following.

Tuesday, September 26:  Noon Prayers and Benediction*, praying for the university, for peace and freedom

Thursday, September 28: Noon Mass, praying for peace and freedom in Berkeley.

October 1, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity: 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 BookBenediction of the Blessed Sacrament

All welcome!

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Welcome Brochure for students, visitors and the Berkeley community: ST. JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY BROCHURE


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.

(From left to right, clockwise: Bishop Brulc, Bishop Ashman, Bishop Upham, Bishop Schultz, Archbishop Morrison, Bishop Hansen)

Bishop Ashman’s Pastoral Letter: PASTORAL LETTER JUNE 2017

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The White Queen: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:30 a.m.  “Elizabeth Woodville Grey, the White Queen: the Wars of the Roses through Her Eyes” at St. Peter’s Oakland. A dramatic presentation by a descendant of Elizabeth Woodville Grey. Cast includes Fr. Michael Mautner. Please see flyer to RSVP for a count (event is free): The White Queen

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The CHRISTUS REX, the Anglican Province of Christ the King newsletter, click here: 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 see our Facebook page. Photos are also on this site under Gallery.

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In honor of the life and love of Archbishop Robert Sherwood MorseArchbishop Morse Rest in Peace   Archbishop Morse’s Biography   In Memoriam, Special Edition Christus Rex

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!

Our History

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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.

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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.

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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.

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