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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.

CONFIRMATION: Syllabus and Schedule

APOSTLES ANGLICAN CHURCHFr. John A. Roop and Dcn. Bruce Corrigan Christian Essentials / Anglican Distinctives Syllabus and Schedule Session 1 2/19/2023 Anglican Identity (Roop) Session 2 2/26/2023 Anglican Sources of Authority (Roop) Session 3 3/5/2023 Creeds (Roop) Session 4 3/12/2023 … Continue reading

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Repent: The Gospel Imperative

Anglican Diocese of the SouthCanon John A. Roop 1 Corinthians 7: A Homily at Evening Prayer, Clergy Retreat 2023 Matthew 4:17 (ESV): 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Coming, … Continue reading

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CONFESSION OF SAINT PETER

The Confession of St. Peter(Acts 4:8-13, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 5:1-11, Matthew 16:13-19) CollectAlmighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the … Continue reading

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Feast of the Circumcision and Holy Name

The Circumcision and Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ(Ex 34:1-9, Ps 8, Rom 1:1-7, Lk 2:15-21) Luke 2:21 (ESV): 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the … Continue reading

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Us vs Them

“Us versus Them” and O Rex Gentium:An Advent Reflection on Isaiah 64:1-2(Isaiah 64, Psalm 118, Luke 20:1-26) Collect for The Fourth Sunday in AdventStir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and as we are … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things of Advent

Session 4 — Hell The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal … Continue reading

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Advent: The Four Last Things

Session 3 — Heaven ADVENT: THE FOUR LAST THINGSSession 3 — Heaven The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. A Collect for Sabbath Rest SaturdayAlmighty God, who after the creation of the world didst rest from all … Continue reading

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Advent: The Four Last Things

Session 2 — Judgment ADVENT: THE FOUR LAST THINGSSession 2 — Judgment The Lord be with you.And with your spirit.Let us pray. O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,Have mercy upon us. O God the Son, Redeemer of … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things: Advent 1 — Death

ADVENT: THE FOUR LAST THINGSSession 1 — Death NOTE: These are the notes to the first of four session of the class Advent: The Four Last Things offered at Apostles Anglican Church. TO participate fully with the latter part of … Continue reading

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Ordination To the Sacred Order of Priests

St. Thomas Anglican ChurchFr. John A. Roop A Homily at the Ordination of Joe Gunby to the Sacred Order of Priests(Is 6:1-8, Eph 4:7-16, Phil 4:4-9) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy … Continue reading

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