Announcements

2017 Summer Seminary Session

St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College will again be hosting an intensive Summer Seminary Session at Berkeley, CA, from Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 28th, 2017. Download the 2017 Summer Seminary Session flyer here.

Seminary Online Classes for Spring 2017

St. Joseph of Arimathea, the Seminary of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, is again offering online Seminary courses this spring. Download the Spring 2017 Online Courses here.

California Priest Appointed as Provincial Chancellor, December 9, 2016

Let it be known that the Reverend Richard McNeely – currently serving as Vicar of St. Thomas Church, San Francisco in the Diocese of the Western States – is appointed Chancellor of the said Province. Download the letter here.

Seminary Online Classes for Fall 2016

St. Joseph of Arimathea, the Seminary of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, is again offering online Seminary courses this fall. Download the Fall 2016 Online Courses here.

Synod Address by the Rt. Rev. Donald M. Ashman, Bishop Ordinary, April 22, 2016

Bishop Ashman’s Synod Address stressed what we can do to continue moving forward both as individuals and as parishes. Download the Synod Address here.

DWS Synod News Report by Monty Stanford

The Diocese of the Western States held its Synod from April 20-23, 2016. Download the DWS Synod News Report here.

Lenten Retreat, March 11-13, 2016

This March 11-13, 2016, the APCK is sponsoring a Retreat at the Vallombrosa Center at 250 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, California. Vallombrosa is a retreat and conference center owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. It is conveniently located midway between San Francisco and San Jose and is readily accessible both by car and by public transportation. Download the flyer.

In Memoriam

Watch Video: Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse: Dedication of the Plaque in memoriam of his life and work, October 24, 2015, St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, Berkeley, California

Watch Video: Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse, 1924-2015, Founder of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, In Memoriam. 

Archbishop Robert Sherwood Morse, 1924-2015

Archbishop Robert S. Morse Has Gone to be with his Lord pdf

It is my sad duty to inform you that at early this morning, the Most Reverend Robert Sherwood Morse departed this life to be with our Lord. Archbishop Morse was an incredible leader, strong defender of the Faith, and a wonderful counsellor and friend to many of us. He continued working for the good of the Church until mere weeks before being stricken with his final illness. His death leaves a hole in our hearts that can only be filled by the Holy Spirit. A funeral mass is to be offered at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in the Pro-Cathedral of St Peter, 6013 Lawton Avenue, Oakland, California. APCK clergy attending should be vested in cassock, surplice and violet stole. As many of you will be unable to attend this funeral mass, I expect that each parish and mission of the province will offer a requiem mass for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Morse as soon as convenient. We will honor our first archbishop by continuing that work for which he dedicated his life. He assured me that he will be praying for us from his heavenly rest. May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in peace: and may light perpetual shine upon him. “All is grace.”

Lenten Retreat, March 6-8, 2015

This March 6-8, 2015, the APCK is sponsoring a Retreat at the Vallombrosa Center at 250 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, California. Vallombrosa is a retreat and conference center owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. It is conveniently located midway between San Francisco and San Jose and is readily accessible both by car and by public transportation. Download the flyer.

New Release - The Life of Raymond Raynes

The ACU is pleased to announce the publication of The Life of Raymond Raynes by Nicholas Mosley. Read the press release (pdf) or view book details here.

St Joseph of Arimathea's Online Courses for Winter/Spring, 2014

Our Province's seminary, St Joseph of Arimathea, will again offer online lecture courses on weekday evenings for interested clergy and laity. The three courses offered in the winter/spring term encompass, as usual, a broad range of topics. The online program has been restructured so that there will be one course designed especially for postulants and deacons, another for the continuing education of clergy, and a third one for a general audience. The course descriptions tell you which is which -- but, of course, anyone is free to take any or all classes. Each class may be viewed at the time of broadcast or later in recorded form, and on either a computer screen or a mobile device. The fee for The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer, a 15-week course with written assignments, is $250. The other two courses, for auditors, we offer at the ridiculously low price of $50. Please email Fr. Smith at the address below to sign up and make arrangements for paying.

The Theology of the Seven Ecumenical Councils
The Rev'd Jeffrey Smith, St Luke's Anglican Church, Redding, CA Tuesdays, 6-7 pm (Pacific Time)

This one-hour-a-week course will help you to understand the doctrine that the Anglican Province of Christ the King and its sister Anglican churches committed themselves to uphold in The Congress of St. Louis (1977). Chiefly, it will trace the development of orthodox Christology, and the disputes over Scripture surrounding it, from the First Council during Constantine's reign in the fourth century to the Seventh Council nearly a half-millennium later. This subject provides the best opportunity to examine how the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation that most Christians share today developed over time in the heat of controversy. The course is designed for a general audience, and should appeal to clergy and laity alike. There are no written assignments, and the fee is $50. Begins January 28 and ends April 8.

A Study of Genesis
The Rev'd Michael Mautner, St Peter's Parish, Oakland, CA Wednesdays, 6-7 pm (Pacific Time)

This high-level Bible study is designed mainly for the continuing education of clergy, yet will also be of interest to laity with some familiarity with the Old Testament. A solid grasp of Genesis, the book of beginnings, is essential for understanding the rest of the Biblical story. It introduces all the main themes: God as sovereign over his creation and yet intimate with it, human rebellion, Divine redemption of mankind through the election of Israel, the Abrahamic Covenant and patriarchal foundation of the chosen people, and Divine Providence. Let Father Mautner, a Messianic Jew who is now an Anglican priest, help you see those and other themes in the narrative. Begins January 29 and ends May 14.

The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer
The Rev'd Canon Blair Schultz, All Saints Anglican Church, Bollingbroke, IL Thursdays, 8-9 pm (Central

This course is designed for postulants and clergy who have not had a formal course in the Prayer Book, yet will also be of interest to laity who seek a more in-depth knowledge of traditional Anglican worship and use of the Sacraments. One can have that knowledge only by looking at their development from Archbishop Cranmer's first edition in 1549 to the1928 American edition that the congregations of the Province of Christ the King now use. The course will note the differences between the English and American Prayer Books, and also include practical instruction on how best to conduct the various services and pastoral offices. This 15-week course has written assignments, and the fee is $250. Begins January 30 and ends May 15.

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