ANGLICAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
Diocese of the Northeast
Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop
Diocese of the Northeast

 

Presiding Bishop's February Message

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

I bid you all a Blessed and holy Lent! Next week, we begin the season of Lent, the great forty days, with the observation of Ash Wednesday. I encourage you all to begin your Lenten journey by entering into the spirit of this holy season. Attend your parish church, receive the mark of ashes on your foreheads and hear the lessons unique to Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday services are a fitting and necessary way for Christians to begin their journey to Easter Day.

 

At this time, I also wish to share with you the latest news of our church.

 

Anglican Church in America

 

The House of Bishops and Executive Council will meet between April 20-23 in Phoenix, Arizona. The host parish is the Church of the Epiphany, Phoenix. Members of the House of Bishops and Executive Council will receive information regarding hotel accommodations within the next several days.

 

The Fall meeting of the Executive Council will be held in our own diocese on September 1-3. The host parish will be St. Matthias in Mystic, Connecticut.

 

Diocese of the Northeast

 

Spring Clericus (March 5, 6) will be held once again at Graymoor in Garrison, New York. The Spring clericus is typically very well attended, so please confirm your attendance with Father Moody as soon as possible. The program for this particular clericus promises to be very interesting and useful. The Board of Examining Chaplains will meet at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 5. Several clergy from other jurisdictions have expressed an interest in joining the ACA/Diocese of the Northeast. They, along with other men who are exploring a call to holy orders, should plan on meeting with the Board of Examining Chaplains.

 

Parochial reports are due to Linnea by Ash Wednesday! Please take a few minutes and complete these essential reports.

 

St. Luke's Camp will be held from August 9-15 at Camp Ashmere in Hinsdale, Massachusetts. Many thanks to those who are working hard to make this camp a success again this year. Father Rich Dibble will direct this popular camp experience. The camp planning team includes: Allan Wylie, Diane Jones, Father Ed Kalish, Ed Pettit and Deacon David Koller. Many thanks to all who are dedicating their time to ensure that our camp is fully enrolled.

 

Diocesan Synod will be held on October 1-2 at St. Joseph's Anglican Church in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Episcopal Visits

 

The following visits have been confirmed:

 

March 15. St. Margaret of Scotland, Conway, New Hampshire. Episcopal visit and confirmation
April (date TBD). St. Thomas, Ellsworth, Maine. Bishop Hiles will visit and ordain Kevin Kelley to the diaconate.
May 31. Trinity. Rochester, New Hampshire. Episcopal visit and confirmation.
July 19. St. Matthias, Mystic, Connecticut. Episcopal visit and confirmation.
September 13. St. Paul's, Portland, Maine. Episcopal visit and confirmation.
November 8. All Saints, Concord, New Hampshire. Episcopal visit and confirmation.
November 15. St. Luke's, Amherst, New Hampshire. Episcopal visit and confirmation.
December 6. St. Nicholas, West Seneca, New York. Episcopal visit and confirmation.

 

Your Brother in Christ,

+Brian