Matt’s Ordination

As most of you readers know, we are missionary candidates with the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders. We love our church, and we love the Book of Common Prayer.

This past Saturday, the Right Reverend Daniel Morse, bishop ordinary of the Diocese of the Central States, paid a visit to our parish. I was also honored to have present a bevy of presbyters from REC and ACNA parishes in the area, including old friends and all three of my examining chaplains:

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(From left to right: Deacon David Truax, Fr. Harry Mathis, Fr. Wayne McNamara, Fr. Richard Palmer, the present writer, Bishop Dan Morse, Canon Bill Jerdan, Fr. Peter Manto, and Fr. Chris Herman)

There was quite a crowd of friends in attendance. Many thanks to all who came.

Bishop Morse laying on hands:

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The Bishop presenting me with a Bible and charging me to preach the gospel:

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Afterwards, there was a reception. My mom and dad were present:

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Fr. Herman was one of my examiners. He gave me his deacon stoles (he’s a presbyter now).

Many thanks to Dss. Michelle Caldwell for the lovely reception and cake:

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