House Church Newsletter for Saint Athanasius Anglican Church, Week of Trinity 16 edition.
House Church Newsletter
This Wednesday evening at 7, we are meeting for a Bible Study on Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans using the New Matthew Bible called the October Testament, or William Tyndale’s translation of the New Testament
The October Testament is the name that the editor and compiler of the New Matthew Bible Ruth Magnusson Davis gave for Tyndale’s translation from the original Greek into English. Study notes from William Tyndale and John Rogers are included in the New Matthew Bible.
Glen Allen Day Event
Paperback editions of the New Matthew Bible will be on sale at the church on Wednesday.
The photos below were shot at our display under the tent at the Glen Allen day event on Saturday October 5th at the Crump Meadow Park.
People stopped by to ask us questions and we provided answers and further information from our tracts and brochures about the mission of Saint Athanasius Anglican Church.
We pitched our tent and erected our tables with plenty of information about Saint Athanasius Anglican Mission to give out to people at the Glen Allen Day event held in a park less than two miles from our church.
on Wednesday evening in the chapel beginning at 7, after which we gather in the multi-purpose room for the Bible study on Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans beginning with a discussion about Textual criticism. Light refreshments will be served.
To the left is a photo of Codex Sinaiticus a 4th Century Greek manuscript of the New Testament that is part of a small number of the oldest Greek manuscripts we have of the New Testament of which form the basis for the Critical Text behind the the popular modern Bible versions.
Codex Sinaiticus was discovered at the 4th Century Greek Orthodox Saint Catherine Monastery below Mount Sinai where God gave Moses the Law. In 1838 Constantine Tischendorf a German scholar discovered this ancient Greek manuscript while lodging at the monastery. The Trinitarian Bible Society has provided for us a study guide to help us understand textual criticism at the beginning of our Bible study from Romans (New Matthew Bible).
Collect for the Week
William Tyndale was garroted and then burned at the stake on October 6, 1536 for the crime of translating the Bible from the original Greek into English. The New Mathew Bible we are reading is mostly the work of William Tyndale with some assistance from Miles Coverdale with study notes from Martin Luther and John Rogers.
The laminated prayer card in the photo is a Collect that is one of the gems from the Anglican Missal. This Collect is an intercession for Christians suffering persecution and martyrdom from the heathens and the atheist communist regimes. I insert this Collect during the Prayer for the Church as we beseech God to confound the power of the heathen to save Nigerian Anglicans from Muslims and Chinese Christians from the communists, as well as secret Christians in North Korea living under the yoke of a tyrant and false god Kim Jong Un. We pray for the strength of the right hand of God to save Christians everywhere on earth.
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
Let us remember in prayer this week our brother Tom Williams after his chemotherapy and radiation treatments and for his wife Wendy.
O ALMIGHTY God who art the giver of all health, and the aid of them who turn to thee for succour; we entreat thy strength and goodness in behalf of this thy servant Tom, that he may be healed of his infirmities, to thine honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday morning at 09:30 John Dixon teaches us an in depth catechesis by showing us the doctrinal themes taught in the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for each Sunday of the Church Year. Melville Scott’s book in the photo on the left is the source for this study. Last Sunday the theme was Patience in Tribulation - Continual Pity. This Sunday the theme is Humility as one of the various aspects of Christian character. Our sermon on Sunday will apply the theme of humility to our vocations in life and in Church along with our dealings with other people.
SERVED DURING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM AND AFTER MASS IN THE CHAPEL IN THE SAME MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Sunday morning 10:30 Holy Mass in the Chapel
Diocese of the Eastern United States, Deanery of the Mid-Atlantic, the Very Reverend Gordon Anderson, Dean
The Most Reverend Walter H. Grundorf, D.D., Presiding Bishop & Diocesan Bishop Ordinary
The Right Reverend Chandler H. Jones, Coadjutor
The Rev’d Robert Placer
on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:12PM