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About johnaroop

I am a husband, father, retired teacher, lover of books and music and coffee and, as of 17 May 2015, by the grace of God and the will of his Church, an Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America, Anglican Diocese of the South. I serve as assisting priest at Apostles Anglican Church in Knoxville, TN.

Testing the Spirits

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3, ESV … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of the Resurrection

A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer: 17 April 2020 (Mark 11:1-26) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. With great and due respect to our bishops and the Liturgy Task Force … Continue reading

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On This Day

On This Day Fr. John A. Roop ADOTS Good Friday Liturgy: 10 April 2020 (John 18:1 – 19:37) Let us pray. Both here and in all your churches throughout the whole world, we adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, … Continue reading

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Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Everliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection:  Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found … Continue reading

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The Glory of Thisness

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:  they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the … Continue reading

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God and the Gatlinburg Fire

On the morning of 23 November 2016, thick smoke from the Chimney Tops 2 fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) blanketed the nearby town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The wind was picking up that morning in advance of … Continue reading

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The Advent O Antiphons

Following is the text of a lesson I taught at Apostles Anglican Church on Sunday, 11 December 2016.  It is not intended to be read straight through, but rather to be used day-by-day from 17 December through 23 December as … Continue reading

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