Sep 12th, 2014 by admin

Congratulations to Commander Cayangyang!

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On September 2nd, 2014, The Reverend Canon Jay Cayangyang was promoted to the rank of Commander in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps.  The ceremony was held  at Chapel By The Sea aboard Naval Station Mayport, Florida where Canon Jay serves as a Navy Reserve Chaplain assigned to Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic (CNSL) Ministry Center. Bishop Derek Jones was on hand to deliver the invocation and blessing on Jay while his parents and family members watched with joy and delight. Also in attendance for the celebration of promotion were, The Right Reverend Neil Lebhar, Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese and The Very Reverend Doctor Gary Pollitt, CAPT, CHC,USN (Ret) past Executive Director of the Military Chaplains Association. Jay currently serves  on staff with the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy as both Coordinator for Military and Governmental Chaplains and Coordinator for Special Projects.  His responsibilities for the Jurisdiction include heading up THE CENTURION PROJECT, a new retreat based healing ministry program for military veterans, first responders, and their families. The first retreat is scheduled for December.

Aug 23rd, 2014 by admin

Special Interview w/ Bishop Jones

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A special Interview with Bishop Derek Jones on, airs Saturday, 23 August at 1:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Central Time.

After Saturday it will still be available as a podcast on


Aug 10th, 2014 by admin

Chaplain Deaneries Established

The Pastoral Care Minister program was the precursor to the establishment of Deaneries within the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. On August 1st, 2014 The Rt. Rev. Derek LS Jones directed the stand-up of three deaneries under the direction and oversight of The Very Rev. Harry Mathis, Provost.

The Deaneries are:
Hospital Prison Hospice, and Law Enforcement (and other professionally credentialed chaplains) under the care of Very Rev. Scott Buck, Associate Provost and The Rev. David Noles, Associate Dean.

Community, Education, and Industrial Chaplains under the care of The Very Rev. Gary Pollitt, Dean and The Rev. Ken Webb, Associate Dean.

Military and Military Association Chaplains under the care of The Very Rev. Hal Scott, Dean and The Rev. Canon Daniel Waterman, Associate Dean.

While PCM’s did their best to keep as much constant contact as possible, under the new structure it will be incumbent upon chaplains to maintain contact for pastoral and professional matters with their Deans.

Aug 5th, 2014 by admin

Atheists Backdown on Lawsuit to Censor Sermons

Abbott Patrick MaloneThe Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a lawsuit in an attempt to use the IRS as a weapon to censor sermons on moral issues that have political implications. Among the many churches and pastors in the crosshairs was one of our own: Chaplain Patrick Malone who besides being a chaplain is also the Vicar of Milwaukee-based Holy Cross Anglican Church.  The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty joined with Patrick and the church to stand up to FFRF. The Becket Fund is a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free expression of all faiths. Once Patrick and the Becket Fund became involved, the FFRF couldn’t work fast enough to ask the court to dismiss its own lawsuit!  “This (FFRF) lawsuit was a bad idea from the beginning—who thinks the IRS should be deciding what a preacher says in a sermon?” said  Daniel Blomberg, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund. In a statement, The Right Reverend Derek LS Jones, Bishop of the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, said “My sincere thanks to Daniel Blomberg and the Becket Fund.  I’ve worked closely with Daniel on many issues and know he is a champion in the battle to preserve Religious Liberty.  Without Religious Liberty, no one is truly free. I’m thankful for Fr. Patrick and the members of Holy Cross; and proud of the courageous stand they took… as should also EVERY church in the USA!”


You can read the full article on the Becket Fund site at:

Jul 18th, 2014 by admin

Chaplaincy congratulates Ensign Jesus Dominguez

Ensign Jesus Dominguez, the Anglican Church in North America's newest Navy Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (CCPO) copyThe Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy congratulates Ensign Jesus Dominguez, the Anglican Church of North America’s newest Navy Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (CCPO)! A Marine Captain turned seminarian,he was commissioned on Monday in a ceremony held in the chapel of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte. ENS Dominguez is also a Simeon Fellow at Christ Church Anglican in Winston-Salem, North Carolina under the leadership of Father Ben Sharpe. Father Sharpe offered the invocation and the Oath of Office was administered by Navy Chaplain, Canon Jay Cayangyang.


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.

For the Glory of God…

Newsletter Vol 10.

GAFCON - August Pastoral letter.

Book of the Month

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The Church’s Role in Redefining Marriage

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"Many Christians are quick to blame the LGBT community for redefining marriage. But we weren’t innocent bystanders either. I’ll explain."

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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 (Click for more photos).

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Congratulations to Chaplain Jeff May and his wife, Terri, on the birth of their FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER.  Rose Evangeline Colyer was born September 14. (5lbs 15oz and 19 inches tall0)

Our prayers continue for Lauren Ullman and Chaplain Brice Ullman.  Lauren will have a confirmatory PET scan (post chemo and radiation to battle cancer) in the latter part of September.  Prayers of peace for them as they await confirmation that she is cancer-free

Our prayers are extended to the Balog family as Chaplain Steve Balog prepares to retire after 20 years of service to our nation as a US Army chaplain.


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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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