Please join us for traditional Anglican worship.
Sunday Services at 11:30 am
1928 Book of Common Prayer
Wednesday Mass and Bible Study at 11:00 am
Meeting at Braddock Lutheran Church
6938 North Clifton Road, Frederick MD
Father Pothin's Reflection for June 29, 2014
“Who am I?”
This question Jesus put to his disciples long ago remains a question for all times and all disciples. Psalm 34 asserts that "the angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him." While this is literally true for Peter in the first reading, in the end neither Peter nor Paul was rescued from suffering and death for the sake of Christ. A cynic might ask where the angel of the Lord was when Peter was martyred at Rome. We may reply that the angel of the Lord was there then too, to take Peter to heaven. He had the courage to remain faithful even to death because he knew who Jesus was and his faith in him was rock solid. With the firm establishment of the community at Rome through the labors of Peter and Paul, their task on earth had been fulfilled, and God was ready for them.
To be faithful rocks upon which the church is built, we must know who Jesus is for us, listen to what he teaches us, and guard against anything prevailing against his church. Peter‘s faithful and fruitful discipleship rested on the rock of his knowing Jesus. Our own faithful and fruitful discipleship rests on this same rock. Fr Pothin
Message from the Rector Emeritus
St. Michael’s is a Parish within the Anglican Catholic Church. We believe the Biblical and Apostolic Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. This is the same historic Catholic faith that “was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3) by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Our faith is revealed in the Bible, summarized in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, and taught by the early Church Fathers and the full seven Ecumenical Councils of the undivided Church. All ACC Clergy have incontestable Holy Orders with documented Apostolic Succession.
We also practice the seven holy sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Unction of the Sick, Penance, Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony. We seek to develop and nurture Christ-centered lives, as well as to help bring others to faith in Jesus Christ, through worship, the sacraments, prayer, Bible study, compassion, fellowship with other Christians, and regular financial support of the Church.
If you are seeking a deeper relationship with God, or the faith and worship of the ancient Catholic and Apostolic Church, we cordially invite you to visit us for worship. Thanks for visiting our website and may God richly bless you.
The Rev. Arthur Woolley