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Christmas Eve

Published December 24, 2015

Christmas is here! O come let us adore Him! Mass by Candlelight, December 24th 6 PM St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church 205 Willowbrook Drive Athens, TX 75751 Please click to enlarge image.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Published December 5, 2015

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November/December Edition of The Apostle

Published October 29, 2015

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Churchman’s Ordo Kalendars Are In!

Published September 12, 2015

Churchman’s Ordo Kalendars are in! Please stop by the church and pick on up in the narthex. Feel free to take one to a friend, they are great invitations to church! Also, if you feel so moved, please drop Will Traxson at Hannigan-Smith Funeral Home an email thanking him for sponsoring them for us:http://www.hannigansmith.com/contact-us.html  

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Our New Shrine of the Holy Family

Published September 6, 2015

Votive Candles have been installed near the shrine of the Holy Family in the rear of the nave of the church. The statue of the Holy Family has been donated to the church in memory of Grover Newman, who was indeed a “family” man in the truest sense of the word. The main function of numerous, small candles in glass containers, that are often displayed in racks or stands and known as votives or vigil lights, is to maintain the intention of prayers, usually for a specific issue or person. Those who light them usually say a prayer over one […]

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September/October Edition of The Apostle

Published September 6, 2015

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Requiem for Grover Newman

Published August 20, 2015

Dear friends in Christ, The Requiem Mass for Grover Newman has been scheduled for Friday, August 28 at 10:30 AM. With reception to follow immediately in the parish hall. The Committal will take place later that afternoon at 4 PM in Livingston, TX. There will be a visitation and viewing this coming Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4 p.m. at Hannigan-Smith Funeral Home, 842 SE Loop 7. We are in need of ushers, and servers, as well as lectors potentially, if you are able please contact me. The ECW will be hosting the reception so please speak with them should you […]

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Statement from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dallas

Published July 4, 2015

To read the statement from the  Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dallas concerning the recent SCOTUS ruling and the actions of General Convention please open the document below. Post-GC statement from the Standing Committee 2015 FINAL

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House of Bishop’s Reply to the Statement of Dissent

Published July 3, 2015

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ; Attached please find the Mind of the House Resolution passed unanimously by the House of Bishops in response to our Minority Report. For some this is little consolation but for many it is re-assuring to know we are re-affirmed in our position with no malice. I remind you all that our Canon12 is still in effect, the Prayer Book and Scripture doctrine on Marriage are still the teaching of the Church. We will discuss our way forward this Tuesday. I expect us all to practice generous restraint and be prepared to share your […]

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Communion Partners Issue Statement of Dissent

Published July 2, 2015

Please see the statement below issued by the Anglican Communion Partner bishops, which includes our own Bishop Paul Lambert: Communion Partner Salt Lake City Statement For more news and details concerning this statement of dissent from the recent actions of the Episcopal Church concerning the definition of marriage please follow the link below: http://anglicanink.com/article/statement-dissent-issued-bishops-gay-marriage-vote

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