Jul 21st, 2014 by admin

Residential Tutorial in Anglican Liturgics

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Residential Tutorial in Anglican Liturgics
9-13 September, St. George’s Anglican Church, Colorado Springs
Please reserve the dates now!

Begins with Registration: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9 September

Ends with Daily Morning Prayer: 7:45 a.m., Saturday, 13 September

Hotel & Airport Information – Click Here!

More details forthcoming in the next few days, so please stay tuned.

Point of Contact is Archdeacon Williams: ArchdeaconWilliams@anglicanchaplains.org  719-425-6777






Jul 17th, 2014 by admin

Chaplain (Major) Sean Wead awarded the Distinguished Service Award

Sean Wead-MCA, recieve award 2We congratulate Chaplain Sean Wead for being awarded the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes ministry excellence of chaplains in mid-career and nominations are forwarded to MCA by the five constituent Chiefs of Chaplains. Chaplain Wead was recognized for providing guidance to the ethical curriculum schools of the Command and General Staff College. He wrote and implemented the first mandated ethics program for Majors enrolled in the Command and General Staff Officer Course, resulting in training for more than 14,000 Army, Reserve, Inter-Agency, and Joint Service field grade officers. Chaplain Wead then designed and implemented a program to educate the faculty in advanced ethics in order to facilitate these classes. He currently works with TRADOC and the Chaplain Corps in support of a campaign focused on key moral leadership principles in the military and teaches at CGSC.

Jun 10th, 2014 by admin

Harrison Promoted To Major!

Will Harrison PROMOTION

Anglican Chaplains salute Chaplain Will Harrison on his promotion to the rank of Major, United States Army, on June 5th at a ceremony held at Ft. Jackson, SC. On hand to support Chaplain Harrison were several fellow chaplains and their wives along with Bishop Jones. Chaplain Nordstrom, who is the Director of Training and Leader Development at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, commented, “Canon Harrison will stay with us for two more weeks of advanced learning preparing for his next assignment as a Supervisory Chaplain. He’ll make a GREAT leader and he has a GREAT companion in leadership – his wife Rachael!” Canon Harrison serves as Secretary & Special Projects Officer for the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.

May 29th, 2014 by admin2

Chaplain Waterman Promoted!

Waterman promotionChaplain Daniel Waterman was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force on May 29th. Chaplain Waterman is part of a very select group of military officers recognized and selected for promotion to Lt Col and we are thankful for his dedication to the men and women in uniform and their families. Canon Waterman also serves this jurisdiction as a Pastoral Care Manager and Associate Dean of the Jurisdiction’s Air Force Deanery. Canon Waterman formerly served as the first-ever Chairman of our Finance Committee from 2008 to 2011. He was also the first alternate selection for Chaplain of the Year in 2011. Please join me in congratulating Daniel and Julia on this significant professional recognition and achievement!

May 22nd, 2014 by admin

Book of the Month

Acient Book of the Month-July Bishop Jewel

Apr 7th, 2014 by admin

Chaplain Hayler Honored

Andrew Hayler PictureCongratulations to Lieutenant Andrew Hayler, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy who was recently presented the “Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal” for his work as Deputy Command Chaplain at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville FL. from April 2011 to April 2014. He was also awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for service to the Diocese and two other local charities at the Sulzbacher Center (a large homeless shelter) and the Ronald McDonald House. Chaplain Hayler has received new orders to the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42 homeported in Sasebo, Japan. He and his wife Marissa will depart for the new assignment in May.

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Ordination - Rev. Dr. Carl Smith.

The Reverend Dr. Carl Smith was ordained Priest by Bishop Jones on May 25th 2014 at St. Peters Anglican Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The service was a beautiful blend of Nigerian, Australian, Kenyan and ACNA liturgies as representative of the members of the parish.  In addition to his ordination, Father Smith had the unique pleasure of baptizing his own grandson Cohen. Special thanks and appreciation to the Rector at St. Peters, The Reverend Dr. Mark Quay, Deacon Peter Smith, and the entire support staff for their diligent work and coordination to make the event a blessing to everyone in attendance!

Chaplain Eric 'Ric' Renne Officiates Full Honors Funeral at Arlington 


Chaplain Ric Renne and Bishop David J. Bena, Jurisdiction Executive Council member and CANA Bishop, were officiating clergy for a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery on May 22nd. The "full honors" funeral was for USAF retired Chaplain John G. Truitt, Jr. Chaplain Renne delivered the homily, and in an interview commented, "I had known John for 45 years. We were in Vietnam together and he was one of my predecessors as the Senior Chaplain at Arlington. I have participated in around 1,600 funerals here, but this was the first time I ever officiated a full honors funeral for a Chaplain."  A full honors funeral is a humbling tribute to the deceased filled with marching troops, color guard, military band, caisson and more, all performed with ceremonial precision and dignity that aids greatly to bringing closure for the family and friends. For a close-up look at a full honors funeral, we have provided this link below. If you would like more specific information on this event, email Chaplain Renne at esrennesr@aol.com. (Click for more photos).

Congratulations to Harry P. Mathis III, Ch, Col, USAF, Retired

The chaplaincy would like to congratulate Harry P. Mathis III, Ch, Col, USAF, on his recent retirement from Active Duty after twenty-five years as a military chaplain, and 30 years of Active Duty service!
 Chaplain Mathis was awarded the Legion of Merit for distinguished service during his retirement ceremony…(READ MORE)..

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Congratulations to Chaplain (1LT) Michael Lewis, USAR.

Congratulations to Chaplain Michael Lewis who was ordained as a priest on January 4th 2014 by The Rt. Rev. Kevin Bond Allen, Bishop of Cascadia, on behalf of The Rt. Rev. Derek LS Jones, Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. The ordination took place at Iona Community in Vancouver, WA. which is a church plant of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Portland, OR. Father Lewis was blessed to have his wife Pam, daughters Rebecca, Madison, Caroline, and parents in attendance with the congregations of both St. Matthew’s Anglican Church and Iona Community Church. Michael summed up the event by stating, "I’m very humbled by the calling to be a Priest in the Church of God and I ask for your prayers that I may be faithful in this vocation."

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Prayers for Chaplains

Chaplain Dr Penny Ngoroge, as she will be traveling on a mission trip to Tanzania in July.

-Chaplain Ben Hebert- Healing from treatments to resolve prostate cancer and strength for his wife Elaine.

Chaplain Rick Beyea and wife Renee on the adoption of a second son, Reuben this month.  Please pray for them as Ruben was born prematurely.

Chaplain Aaron White is working through medical complications which are now precipitating additional career decisions. Please be in prayer…

Our prayers continue for Chaplain David and Amy Noles as she battles cancer and undergoes chemotherapy. Chaplain David Barrett continues to be in our thoughts and prayers as he journeys to a healthy recovery.

We pray for Chaplain Steve Balog’s mother as she recently suffered a stroke.

 For Chaplain (Major) James K. McNeely, II as he retires from the United States Army and from ministry with the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.


The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy supports the endorsement and care of chaplains under the oversight of the Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy serving in the US military, federal and local government, hospital and hospice, law enforcement and other vocational and volunteer chaplains serving their communities. It is the canonical residence for professional chaplains in the ACNA.

We are the endorsing agency of the Anglican Church in North America. Official status as an endorsing agency is in and through the Convocations of Anglicans in North America. We also partner with several other ministries to help the church spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, as the head of the church, calls us to lead and care for others so that they might know the forgiving power accomplished through His death and resurrection.

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