The Anglican Diocese of Texas - Serving Our Lord and Serving


   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.





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.





The Rt. Rev'd John McClellan Marshall received Mr. Richard David Hart as a Lay Eucharistic Minister as part of the Christmas Eve Eucharist at The Edgemere in Dallas.  Mr. Hart is studying for the Diaconate and will minister to the residents of The Edgemere as a resident cleric.




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, Senior Warden.






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."



DEDICATION OF
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

The Laying on of Hands by Bishop Gerth, assisted by Archbishop Walzer and Bishop Veight.


The Most Rev'd Walter A. Gerth, D.D., Bishop Ordinary of the Anglican Diocese of Texas served as the Presiding Bishop, and he was assisted as Co-Consecrators by The Most Rev'd John Peter Walzer, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Mary and Bishop of Connecticut and The Most Rev'd Joseph W. Veight III, Bishop of St. Francis [NJ].

 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 Conner, 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.

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