Community in a Time of Coronavirus

No man is an island – an idea that has been put to the test in light of our current pandemic. If we are not islands, what are we? We are human beings, created in the image of God. As God said to Adam, “It is not good that the man should be alone…” We […]

Order of Holy Baptism

Order of Holy Baptism This is the collection of Fr. Dunbar’s series of short papers on the Order of Holy Baptism, as set forth in its historic and normative Anglican form in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and 1928 American Prayer Book. We are certain you will enjoy his in-depth examination of baptism – […]

Wraths and Sorrows

Humbling ourselves in earnest prayer, for our country: It has been hard to feel anything but anger, sorrow, and fear for our country this past week. At a time when political polarization, epidemic disease, mass quarantine, and economic contraction had already strained the nerves of the nation, an act of brutal police violence caught on […]

Church and Quarantine

During the quarantine, there has been some discussion about religious freedom and the civil government’s authority to close houses of worship. While churches should guard their freedom to worship jealously, civil authorities have a duty to protect public safety and health, quarantines are a time-tested tool for dealing with epidemics, and the Christian religion itself […]

Prayers in Times of Trouble

The Prayer Book has many resources for prayer in time of trouble: the daily order of Morning and Evening Prayer (pp 3 and 21), the Litany (p. 54), and the Order of Family Prayers (p 587). Below is a link to a PDF document where Fr.Dunbar gathered a number of prayers from the Prayer Book […]