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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, and as Canon Theologian for the Anglican Diocese of the South.

You Strive To Enter

APOSTLES ANGLICAN CHURCHFr. John A. Roop 21 August 2022 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost You Strive To Enter: A Homily on Luke 13:22-30 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. A … Continue reading

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An Anglican Theology of Suicide and Hope

The following paper expresses my own convictions about suicide and appropriate pastoral care in the Anglican tradition. I do not speak for my diocese, the Anglican Diocese of the South, nor for its bishop or assisting bishop. AN ANGLICAN PASTORAL … Continue reading

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Br. Roger of Taizé, Ecumenist and Monk

Brother Roger Schultz (12 May 1915 – 16 Aug 2005)(Mt 5:1-12 / Ps 133 / Mt 6:25-34 / Mt 7:24-29) Collect of an EcumenistAlmighty God, we give you thanks for the ministry of Br. Roger Schultz of Taizé, who labored … Continue reading

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1 Peter 5

The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and … Continue reading

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1 Peter 4

The following link is to a lesson taught by Deacon Bruce Corrigan at Apostles Anglican Church. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PQmckWxBYagf9-kobbCjBgZ5B_wnd8sf/view?usp=drivesdk

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1 Peter 3

The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and … Continue reading

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And So Dies Christianity

The following post is written from an Anglican, that is, a sacramental, perspective in which the Sacraments play a central role. Much will still be applicable and true for non-sacramental churches. In the evenings my wife and I watch the … Continue reading

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1 Peter 2

APOSTLES ANGLICAN CHURCHFr. John A. Roop 1 PETER 2 The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1

APOSTLES ANGLICAN CHURCH 1 PETER 1Fr. John A. Roop The Lord be with you.And with your spirit. Let us pray. Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, … Continue reading

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Last Things: A Homily on 2 Timothy 3

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I START TODAY BY REMINDING YOU OF, or perhaps introducing you to, a five dollar theological term: not because it is fancy, and certainly … Continue reading

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