Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter!!!
Happy Easter !!! ( Over-viewing Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines)
To read the complete article please visit St.George the Martyr  webpage .

Welcome APA Global Partnership team in the Philippines

At St. Augustine of Canterbury Theological Mission House and Chapel

Rev. Joel , Fr. Paul of St. George the Martyr, APA , Abp. Frederick ACPT , Fr.David ( Vicar General for global partnership, ASIA, APA) and Fr.Benjie

Cleaning up, rehabilitation and rebuilding lives.

Totally devastated  and wipe out by typhoon Haiyan

Bangon muli kasama ang Diyos Pilipinas!!!
Leaving people hopeless, suffering  and desperate!

We are extending our heart-full thanks for those who extended help coming from International and National Agencies here in the Philippines.

Let us help to build the heart of these spiritually crushed, broken, and hopeless people who desperately need the Church's spiritual upliftment and guidance in the midst of their shattered condition. 

Extend your hand to His hand.

Prayer for the Philippines, specially those who were heavily affected by storm Yolanda (Haiyan).

You can pray this prayer with us. Thank you. The Anglican Church in the Philippines (Traditional)

Lord have mercy !!!

Restore unto us the joy of Your salvation; and uphold us with Thy free spirit! (KJV)
The aftermath of the devastating storm Haiyan. (Hagupit man ng bagyo; yanig man ng lindol; walang imposibli  na makabangun sa mga taong nagkakaisa at nagdadamayan! Yan ang likas sa ating mga Pilipino. Bumangun ka muli kasama ang Diyos Pilipinas!!!)
Unbearable odor of decomposing bodies
Victims inline waiting to receive their relief goods 

Hopelessness of the homeless

Thank you for remembering the Philippines in your prayers. Any help you would like to extend to the victims are welcome.

 Time to act!
Share God's Grace,
by extending  your hands.
Let us Give!

2 Chronicles  7:14
Anglican Province of America  and Anglican Church of America

Reconciliation Working Group

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Dunwoody, GA; 

The following is the report delivered to the House of Bishops of the Anglican Province of America and the Anglican Church in America on the work of the Reconciliation Working Group for the two churches.

The APA-ACA Reconciliation Working Group met at St. Barnabas Church in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-9, 2012, with Archdeacon Erich Zwingert (APA) and Bishops Chad Jones (APA), George Langberg (ACA) and John Vaughan (ACA) attending. The group had previously agreed to work on a common version of the Constitution and Canons to be proposed for adoption by the two jurisdictions at an appropriate time. The agreed methodology was to:
a) compare the current APA and ACA versions of these documents with their common starting point, the 1993 ACA Constitution and Canons,
b) discuss the changes each body has made to the 1993 document, and
c) incorporate those changes which have proved most workable and beneficial into the proposed version, eliminating verbiage deemed to be either redundant or no longer applicable.

Following this approach, the group produced a composite version of the Solemn Declaration and Constitution, greatly aided in the process by Fr. Zwingert's side-by-side arrangement of the 1993 document with the ACA and APA revisions.

The remaining time was spent discussing issues which could inhibit progress toward reunion and compiling a list of suggested actions which could help keep the process on track.

The first potential stumbling block discussed was a lingering sense of distrust of each side by the other, in some cases based on negative personal experiences during the 1995 separation, and in others based on rumors and false information. The general feeling was that most of this distrust would gradually dissipate as the two sides interacted and got to know each other better, a process which could be aided by each group acknowledging its partial responsibility for the separation in a joint statement.

A second concern, somewhat related to the first, involved the antipathy found in a few one-on-one relationships. Such situations, especially where they involve leaders or other key people in either jurisdiction, may require third-party intervention, or may resolve themselves by the decision of one (or both) of the individuals not to participate in the reunion process.

The expressed desire of the ACA DEUS for its own bishop ordinary was also discussed, with a general agreement that while such an election could present some additional challenges to reconciliation, it was probably necessary for the continued health and internal coherence of the ACA DEUS during the expected 4-5 year interval before full organizational unity can be expected. The point was also made that a cordial working relationship during that period between ordinaries of the ACA DEUS and APA DEUS could contribute greatly to resolving the distrust issue identified earlier.

The group concluded its session by developing the following list of ideas to build and strengthen relationships between APA and ACA clergy and laity:
  • Joint clergy conferences/retreats/deaneries, with attendance urged by bishops
  • Publication of a combined ACA/APA clergy directory
  • Pulpit and altar swapping/sharing
  • Youth camps - Invite all APA/ACA youth to every camp - diocesan sponsorship of 2-4 "youth ambassadors" to each other's camps as a first step
  • Youth networking via internet - outgrowth of friendships made at camp
  • Bishops' newsletters - Circulate to to both groups - guest columns in each other's newsletters, evolve into single shared publication
  • Websites - Publish both PB's messages on both websites - multiple ACA/APA crosslinks
  • Internet - use www.anglicans.us (already secured) as a public source for news and info specific to the reunion process, gradually transform into main site for reunited church
  • Synods - Hold diocesan/provincial/national synods at same time and place - separate business sessions, common worship, meals, and socializing
  • Overseas missionary work - Integrate APA's Global Partnership approach with ACA's IAF to work as one cohesive unit - Fr. David Haines (APA) should meet/consult with new IAF leadership

Next steps:
  • Working Group progress report - circulate within churches
  • Canons - Workgroup members to review individually, exchange comments by email, possible teleconference - finalize at face-to-face meeting in Atlanta, Apr-May 2013
  • ACA Exec Council - APA should have same delegation as ACA dioceses - get names from Bp Grundorf, add to Executive Council distribution list for meeting notices, etc.


Merry Christmas to all!
Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Great Thanksgiving the Eucharist!