Anglicans on the Move!
The Diocese and its members are going places and we want to share in your experiences. Please forward your vacation, seminar, conference, or just plain fun photos for posting.
"Joyful Noise" at St. Athanasius
Stephen and Karen Apple are shown cleaning and restoring the organ for St. Athanasius Anglican Church, Carrollton. The Apples are retired from IBM and volunteer at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children when not working on electronics for the Diocese. The organ had been found by The Very Reverend Ray Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral, who then donated it.
SHROVE TUESDAY CELEBRATED AT ST. ATHANASIUS
On Tuesday, March 5, St. Athanasius served as gracious host of a pancake dinner to the members of the Diocese. The Rev'd. Alan Black, his wife, Karen, and their eldest daughter, Elizabeth, welcomed all to eat hearty in celebration of Shrove Tuesday and in preparation of our fasting for Lent. Karen, Elizabeth, and St. Athanasius parishioner, Claire, served perfectly sized and delicious "dollar" pancakes and tasty sausages. The Rev'd. Jerry Kittredge, his wife, Virginia, and daughter Mary, joined the feast - adding Louisiana flavor to the evening with some down home maple syrup.
Archbishop Marshall, and his wife, Jamie, were in attendance as well. The evening closed with a brief word from the Archbishop about the benefits of Lent and the season of spiritual and personal growth it can and should be for all of us.
THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF TEXAS HOLDS
ANNUAL SYNOD AT
ST. MICHAEL'S, FORT WORTH
On Sunday, November 10, A.D. 2013, the Annual Diocesan Synod was held at St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth. In attendance were delegates, both lay and clergy from all of the parishes of the Diocese. The Diocesan Treasurer, Mr. Stephen Apple, Sr., presented a report on the fiscal status of the Diocese that was most encouraging, and the Synod adopted a budget for 2014 that should be sustainable with no difficulty. The recent Intercommunion Agreement with the Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi was greeted with great enthusiasm, and we look forward to further cooperation with other Anglicans throughout the world.
VISIT OF BISHOP FANUEL MAGANGANI
OF THE DIOCESE OF NORTHERN MALAWI TO DFW
The Right Reverend Fanuel Magangani, Bishop of North Malawi, and The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of Texas, met in Fort Worth on August 22, A.D. 2013. During that visit, they discussed a wide range of topics that are of interest to both Dioceses, and it was concluded that it was time to enter into an Intercommunion Agreement between them.
In its simplest terms, the agreement provides that the Dioceses mutually recognize the validity of each other's orders and Apostolic Succession, but more importantly, that the parishioners of each can have access to a full Sacramental life in both Dioceses. The Bishops stated that they look forward to working together as partners in ministry in the vineyard of Our Lord for His glory.
Please keep the Diocese of Northern Malawi and Bishop Fanuel in your prayers.
VISIT TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Archbishop, accompanied by his wife, Jamie, and his younger daughter, Victoria, attended services recently at the Anglican/Episcopal Church of The Ascension and St. Agnes in Washington, D.C. The church is very traditional, both inside and out, and the "High Mass" was truly inspiring. An interesting addition to the congregation was a service dog that came forward for a blessing at the rail.
THE ORDERING TO THE DIACONATE OF
THE REV'D JERRY CONWAY KITTREDGE
On Saturday, July 6, A.D. 2013, The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Anglican Bishop of Texas II, ordered The Rev'd Jerry Conway Kittredge to be a transitional deacon in The Anglican Diocese of Texas. The ceremony was held at St. Charles Anglican Church, Grand Prairie and was attended by a large number of family and friends from Louisiana and Texas.
The Litany for Ordinations
The homilist for the occasion was The Rev'd Jeff Rawn, an Associate Rector at Christ Church Plano, a close personal friend of Fr. Kittredge, who comes to us from a background in both the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church.
The Rev'd Raymond Ball chanted The Litany as has become a custom at The Anglican Diocese of Texas. After the service, a reception was held in the parish hall of St. Charles. It was a truly joyous occasion, and we thank the clergy and staff of St. Charles for their gracious assistance in making all of this possible.
l to r: The Rev'd Raymond Ball, St. Thomas the Apostle, The Rev'd Jeff Rawn, Christ Church Plano, The Very Reverend Canon Dr. Clement Owunnah, St. Michael's Fort Worth, The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, The Rev'd Jerry Conway Kittredge, Rebecca Apple,
Dedrich Flint, The Very Reverend Raymond E. Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral, The Rev'd Alan L. Black, St. Athanasius.
BAPTISM OF JULIUS JAY-QUON PIMPTON-MACKEY
On May 12, A.D. 2013, at the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit, Julius Jay-Quon Pimpton-Mackey, the newest member of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, was baptized by The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Anglican Bishop of Texas II.
On this happy occasion, he was assisted by The Very Reverend Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's, and The Very Reverend Raymond E. Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral. The Reverend Jerry Kittredge served as acolyte, and Dedrich Flint, a member
of St. Michael's, served as crucifer for this happy occasion.
ORDINATION OF THE REV'D DR. ALAN LEE BLACK
On May 11, A.D. 2013, The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Anglican Bishop of Texas II, ordained The Rev'd Dr. Alan Lee Black to the Sacred Order of Priests at the Anglican Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit in Dallas. Watching as he was vested as a priest was his wife, Karen.
The Archbishop was assisted by The Very Reverend Canon Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, and The Very Reverend Raymond E. Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral, who preached the homily.
Serving as acolyte was The Reverend Jerry Kittredge, and the crucifer was Dedrich Flint.
Dr. Black addressed the congregation following the ordination and gave individual blessings
to all in attendance.
DEDICATION OF ST. ATHANASIUS ANGLICAN CHURCH
On May 2, A.D. 2013, The Feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Anglican Bishop of Texas II, dedicated the facility of the newest parish in the Anglican Diocese of Texas in Carrollton, Texas.
Named in honor of the Fourth Century saint who was instrumental in the creation of the Nicene Creed, the parish is active both in Sunday services and in hosting a growing Bible study group. The Vicar, The Rev. Dr. Alan L. Black, Deacon, was accompanied on this happy occasion by members of the parish, visitors, and Diocesan clergy.
VISIT TO DALLAS OF CAPUCHIN
FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL
Archbishop Marshall was honored on February 26, A.D. 2013 by the visit of [l to r] Frs. Augustine Conner and John Anthony, Capuchin Friars of The Renewal. They are currently based at the friary in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and were visiting Dallas as part of maintaining their contacts in the USA.
In the past, it has been a blessing to the Archbishop to be of assistance from time to
time to the good friars whose ministry is an inspiration.
OF THE PRO-CATHEDRAL
10, A. D. 2013, the new location of The Anglican Pro-Cathedral of The Holy
Spirit was dedicated by The Most Reverend John McClellan Marshall, Anglican
Bishop of Texas II. The new facility was filled to capacity and then some
by visitors from throughout the Diocese as well as from other churches.
The decoration was largely accomplished through the work of Jamie,
wife of the Archbishop, and Karen Apple (Mrs. Stephen W., Sr.).
furniture from St. Jude's, Fort Worth, had been stored through the courtesy of
Dr. Owunnah, and so was available to be refurbished and installed. The
lovely crucifix above the altar was a gift from the family of the late Dr.
Roger Canard, a parishioner, who also donated a set of lovely Communion vessels.
The processional cross was redesigned, and the lectern was built by
Stephen W. Apple, Sr. In all, it was a great celebration marked by great
joy that we at last have a place of our own.
The entrance of the Archbishop accompanied by Stephen W. Apple, Sr., Vestryman.
The celebration of the Eucharist by the Archbishop, assisted by [l to r]
The Very Reverend Raymond E. Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral; The Very Reverend Canon Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's Anglican
Church; The Reverend Dr. Alan L. Black, Deacon and Vicar of St. Athanasius
Karen Black Confirmed and Dr. Alan Lee Black
Ordered to the
Sunday, December 23, A.D. 2012, Karen Marie Black [Mrs. Alan L.] was confirmed
as a member of The Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit of The Anglican Diocese of
Texas. She had expressed the wish to become a full member of
the church at the same time as her husband, Dr. Alan Lee Black, was
to be ordered to the Diaconate, which made the day quite a family affair.
accordance with the ancient form for the ordering of deacons, Dr. Black, who
had previously served in the Baptist Church as a pastor and teacher, was
confirmed to the Diaconate by Archbishop Marshall and was installed as Vicar of
St. Athanasius Anglican Church, the newest parish in the Diocese.
In attendance were [l to r] The Rev. M. Gayland Pool, Fort
Worth; The Very Reverend Canon Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's
Anglican Church, Fort Worth; Karen Marie Black, Confirmand; Rebecca Apple,
The Rev. Dr. Alan Lee
Black, Vicar of St. Athanasius Anglican Church, Dallas; The
Archbishop; Dedrich Flint, Crucifer.
A TRULY OECUMENICAL LUNCHEON
On December 11, 2012, in McKinney, TX, Archbishop John met for the annual Christmas holidays lunch with [l to r] The Reverend Bruce Bradley, Rector of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Plano, and The Reverend Dr. George R. Collina, OSF, retired, both of whom serve as advisors to The Archbishop from time to time. It is such support and encouragement as these men have provided over the years that give the Diocese its clarity of vision as to its mission, for which The Archbishop is humbly grateful.
Welcome to our Newly Confirmed Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
On Sunday, July 29, 2012, Bishop Marshall confirmed eight new members of the Church from both the Pro-Cathedral parish and St. Michael's Fort Worth. He was assisted by The Very Reverend Ray E. Jennison, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral, The Very Reverend Richard A. Diehm, Canon to The Ordinary, and The Very Reverend Canon Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's.
The Bishop welcomes Rebecca and Sarah Apple, newly confirmed members of the Pro-Cathedral parish. Rebecca serves as the principal acolyte of the parish, and Sarah is part of the Altar Guild.
The Bishop's Visit to St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Colonie, NY
Marshall and Fr. Steve Hart, Rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church
relax after services on May 6, 2012. Bishop Marshall was the guest
preacher on this occasion, just as Fr. Hart had been the guest preacher
at the Pro-Cathedral some months earlier.
Bishop Marshall, assisted by Fr. Hart, bless a newly acquired motorcycle for one of the parishioners at St. Michael's.
Fr. Hart took Bishop Marshall for services at the Emeritus Retirement Community in Colonie where Fr. Hart maintains a regular Sunday service for his congregation there.
On Sunday, April 22, 2010, Bishop Marshall and Dean Diehm, assisted by Rebecca Apple, welcomed one of our newest members, Hunter Hall Jackson, into the Church with the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the Pro-Cathedral. Mr. Jackson was sponsored by his sister, Ann Claire Jackson, and his aunt, Jody Hall. In
March 2012, Bishop Marshall visited Block 11 at Auschwitz and is at the
cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan friar, was martyred in
1941 when he volunteered to take the place of a man randomly selected
for execution by the Nazis. Present at his canonization in 1982 was the
man whose place he had taken. The candles and flowers that are
regularly placed at the cell can be seen in the photo. The Rev'd Stephen Hart, Rector of St. Michael's, Albany, NY, was the guest preacher at the Pro-Cathedral on January 29, A.D.2012 at the invitation of Bishop Marshall. Fr. Hart is a graduate of Nashotah House Seminary and served parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas before being called to St. Michael's. The Pro-Cathedral parish was delighted to have his visit and looks forward to his return in the future.
Bishop John and Jamie Marshall at the display honoring The Rt. Rev'd Alexander C. Garrett, First Episcopal Bishop of Dallas, at the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral where Jamie serves as Executive Director of the Library & Museum. The exhibit honoring a fine Christian gentleman and a 33º Scottish Rite Mason was funded by The Anglican Diocese of Texas.
Bishop Marshall delivers clothing to the Austin Street Shelter for Christmas as part of the ministry of the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit to the urban disadvantaged in Downtown Dallas in 2011.
Bishop Marshall with Miss Blake Fetterman, Director of the Carr P. Collins Salvation Army Center in Dallas, who graciously received clothing from the parishioners of the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit for its residents for Christmas 2011.
On Sunday, July 10, 2011, Bishop Marshall was pleased to receive The Reverend Ray E. Jennison, Jr., as a Priest in the Diocese. Father Jennison is a graduate of Nashotah House Seminary and Texas Christian University
and served for over twenty years in the Episcopal Church. Bishop
Marshall was assisted by The Very Reverend Richard A. Diehm, Dean of the
Pro-Cathedral, and The Reverend Dr. Clement C. Owunnah, Rector of St.
Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth. The homily was presented by Father Ray's long-time friend The Reverend M. Gayland Pool. Mrs. Enid Gerth, the widow of The Most Reverend Walter A. Gerth, late Bishop Ordinary of The Anglican Diocese of Texas, attended from Fort Worth.
Many of Father Ray's former parishioners also attended the ceremony and reception that followed.
Bishop Marshall pauses for prayer at the Mausoleum of Majdanek Concentration Camp in Lublin, Poland, in April, 2011. The Mausoleum contains the ashes of the 300,000+ people who were murdered at the camp by the Nazis during World War II. The inscription translates as "Let our fate be a warning."
The Orthodox Church of The Holy Family in the heart of downtown Brasov, Romania. Bishop and Mrs. Marshall visited this beautiful church during their recent excursion in March 2011.
The first confirmation at St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, was held on March 6, 2011, presided over by The Rt. Rev'd John McClellan Marshall.
The class of confirmands included Billy Cole Robbins, Dedrich Flint, Marie Sims, Tonya Garrett, Theresa Massaquoi, Bobby Grandville.
Clergy in attendance were The Rev'd Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's and The Very Rev'd Richard A. Diehm, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit.
The Rev'd Dr. Clement C. Owunnah installed the new vestry of St.
Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, on January 30, A.D.2011.
Pictured with the Rector are the new vestry, led by Billy Cole Robbins,
Bishop Marshall presented the Letter of Institution to The Rev'd Dr. Clement C. Owunnah on the occasion of his institution as Rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, January 30, A.D. 2011.
"Your Diocese is grateful to all of our donors who have made this Christmas season one in which it was able to bring some of the love of Christ to our neighbors who need to feel that especially at this season."
"Mary Lynn Ryan of Catholic Charities of Dallas received the donation of The Anglican Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit from Bishop Marshall on December 13, just in time to be added to their bundles for our needy neighbors."
Our neighbor at the Austin Street Shelter in Downtown Dallas, Ms. Carisa Austin, Director of Women's Services, received a donation of clothing from The Anglican Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit.
Julie McMinn, visiting from California, attended services for the First Sunday in Advent at the Pro-Cathedral in Dallas with her parents, Chalmers and Mari Omberg.
Community of St. Benedict Established in Alpine, TX
It gives me great pleasure to announce the formation of the Pious Association of the Community of St. Benedict to be established in Alpine under the leadership of Ms. Denise Longo, now known as Sister Magdalena, CSB, the Superior-Designate.
This Community is a part of The Anglican Diocese of Texas whose bishop is The Right Reverend John McClellan Marshall of Dallas. Bishop Marshall is shown with Sister Magdalena, on November 21, 2010, as she leaves Dallas to resume her residence in Alpine and prepare for her ministry there.
The Community plans to minister to the sick and the infirm as well as participate in caring for children and the elderly. Any persons who might be interested in participating with Sister Magdalena should contact her at 432-294-3780.
The Joy of Giving...
The Bishop presented the first part of the Christmas clothing collection from the Pro-Cathedral to Ms. Gloria Brown of the Carr P. Collins Shelter of the Salvation Army on Friday, November 19, 2010.
Institution of Fr. Diehm as Dean of the Pro-Cathedral
"On Sunday, October 24, 2010, The Rt. Rev'd John McClellan Marshall, II Bishop Ordinary of the Anglican Diocese of Texas, assisted by The Rev'd Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, instituted The Very Rev'd Richard A. Diehm, former Rector of St. Luke's, Sulphur Springs, as Dean of the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit in Dallas.
The Dean is a graduate of Texas A&M - Commerce, formerly East Texas State University, and has been active in the ministry of the continuing church during the past decade. We congratulate Fr. Diehm on his new office and raise our prayers for his success in his new ministry."
THE ANGLICAN PRO-CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
On Sunday, September 12, 2010, the Anglican Diocese of Texas dedicated the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Spirit in Dallas. The Rt. Rev'd John McClellan Marshall, OSL, II Bishop Ordinary, dedicated the auditorium of the Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum as the seat of the Pro-Cathedral in a traditional liturgy combined with Holy Communion.
Prominent among the furnishings at the service were many of the items that had been relocated from St. Jude's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, such as the candlesticks, altar frontal, and linens, a sure sign of continuity in the life of the Diocese.
The Pro-Cathedral is located in the center of Downtown Dallas and has proclaimed an affirmative ministry to those who live in the downtown area, including the homeless. Its members stand as the stones from which the "true" cathedral representing the love of Jesus Christ will go forth into the community.
The Bishop was assisted by The Very Rev'd Richard A. Diehm, Dean of the Pro-Cathedral, and The Rev'd Dr. Clement Owunnah, Rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Fort Worth. Representing the Patriarch, Augustine, of the Catholic Charismatic Church, was The Most Rev'd Ray Gonia, San Antonio, who assisted in administering the Sacrament.
The Rt. Rev'd John McClellan Marshall, OSL was
consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Diocese of Texas.
On May 22, 2010, the
Eve of Pentecost, at the Cathedral Church of St.
Vincent in Bedford, TX
Laying on of Hands by Bishop Gerth, assisted by Archbishop Walzer and
Most Rev'd Walter A. Gerth, D.D., Bishop Ordinary of the Anglican
Texas served as the Presiding Bishop, and he was assisted as
The Most Rev'd John Peter Walzer, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St.
Bishop of Connecticut and The Most Rev'd Joseph W. Veight III, Bishop of
L to R: Archbishop
Walzer, Bishop Gerth, Bishop Marshall, The Rev'd Mark Woodward, The
Rev'd Clement Owunnah, Bishop Veight.
The newly consecrated Bishop
Marshall preparing to bless the members of the congregation.
St. Michael's Anglican Church Received into Anglican Diocese of Texas!
On Sunday, March 21, 2010, St. Michael's Anglican Church was formally received into the Anglican Diocese of Texas on the occasion of the visit of The Very Rev'd Canon John McClellan Marshall.
St. Michael's has its services on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth in the Sid Richardson Building. Following Morning Prayer led by Fr. Clement and sermon by the Canon, a reception and lunch was shared by the congregation with thanks to God for this new opportunity to serve Him.
Pictured above on this
happy occasion are Canon Marshall, The Rev'd Dr. Clement Owunnah,
Rector, and Mr. Billy Cole Robbins, Senior Warden.
On February 28, 2010, St. Jude's in Fort Worth was honored by a visit from The Rt. Rev'd Dr. George W. Conner, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church. The purpose of this visit was to celebrate the accession of the Anglican Diocese of Texas to the North American Anglican Conference, a confederation of jurisdictions engaged in mutual support of the mission of spreading the Gospel of Our Lord in the 21st Century world.
Shown in front of the altar at St. Jude's are l. to r.,
Bishop Gerth, and Canon Marshall.
The Most Rev'd Walter A. Gerth, Bishop Ordinary of the Anglican Diocese, and The Very Rev'd John McClellan Marshall, Canon to the Ordinary, signed the documents formalizing the agreement, followed by a festive luncheon.
Anglicans unite in giving aid to our devastated brothers and sisters in Haiti. Supporters of our Anglican Diocese and members of St. Jude's donated $300 to the worldwide efforts. On December 27, 2009, Canon John McClellan Marshall represented our Diocese in Tucson to preach the sermon at the consecration of the Cathedral Church of St. Bede the Venerable and its new bell tower. This happy occasion was at the invitation of The Rt. Rev'd and Dr. George Conner, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church.
Canon Marshall is pictured with Bishop Conner [l.] and the Rt. Rev'd. Dave Pressey, Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church [r.]
prior to the service.
The Rector of Trinity Church, Mesa The Rev'd Michael W. Spreng is shown with Canon Marshall in front of the altar of the cathedral.
After the consecration of the cathedral, the clergy in attendance gathered outside for the dedication of the bell tower, complete with the piping of "Amazing Grace" and first ringing of the bell. The Dean of the Cathedral and host for this festive occasion is The Very Rev'd Dominic Taranto, standing next to Bishop Conner."
The Very Rev'd Canon John M. Marshall (r) with
The Rt. Rev'd James M. Stanton, Episcopal Bishop of Dallas.
The Anglican Diocese of Texas was represented by The Very Rev'd Canon John McClellan Marshall, Canon to the Ordinary, on December 5, 2009, at the ordination of The Rev'd S. Thomas Kincaid III to the Sacred Order of Priests at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. Canon Marshall, a longtime friend of Father Kincaid, was included in the procession of visiting clergy and exchanged blessings with the new priest at the reception following.
Canon Marshall with the ordinand,
The Rev'd S. Thomas Kincaid III.