Anglican Church in the Philippines (Traditional) Inc.
An independent Anglican Province with valid apostolic orders having the entire Philippines as it's jurisdiction.
HOME OF TRADITIONAL,CATHOLIC, EVANGELICAL AND ORTHODOX ANGLICANS! (Uses 1928 prayer book, Anglican Missal, Optional Celibacy, NO Homosexuals, NO Women ordination, but retained the Ministry of Deaconesses. (PILIPINAS)
Becoming one in the flesh in Christ through the Eucharist
O, Walang hangang nabubuhay na Diyos sa pamamagitan ng inyong kapangyarihan ay naipag wagi ng aming mga Ninuno na nagbuwis ng buhay alang alang sa Kalayaan.
Aming panalangin na kaming mga Filipino na nabubuhay sa isang malayang bansa ay maipagpatuloy, mapanatili at maipaglaban ang nakamtang KALAAYANG, may Katuwiran at kapayapaan na minsan pay naipag kait sa amin, ito po ang aming dalangin sa pamamagitan ng aming Panginoon at Tagapagligtas na si Hesus Kristo.
Pinagpala ka ng Tunay na Diyos Pilipinas!
Patuloy kang bumangon Pilipinas at iwagaygayway mo ang bandila ng Kalayaan at Soberintiya!
O ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defense unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we are compassed. We acknowledge thy goodness that we are not delivered over as a prey unto them ; beseeching thee still to continue such they mercies towards us, that all the world my know that thou art our Saviour and Almighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen! From the 1928 Prayer book.
Pray for the United Kingdom, Europe and the World.
Pray for Russia and the World. This is our duty as a church, that our churches and altars around the world should be flooded with people praying and pleading God for peace and tranquility for the world. The very purpose for our church building is not be use for display and tourist attraction, but to attract God's ears to be attentive to our sincere and fervent prayers. Pray for the Philippines and the world.
"My house shall be called a house of prayer" Offering our sincere prayer can make a difference in the world we live in. Churches should come together setting aside differences, joining hands in prayer to overcome evil. ("I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it".) St. Matthew 16:18
Pope Francis on retreat, March 4, 2017. L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO
VATICAN– In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men.
“The first [response] – because I speak as a believer – the Lord told us to pray. Prayer, prayer is missing,” Pope Francis said in an interview with German weekly Die Zeit published March 8.
He called the lack of priests, to the point that some parishes are cared for by female “community leaders” in Switzerland, “a problem that the Church must resolve.”
After prayer, he recommended working “with youth who are seeking orientation. And this is very difficult, the work with youth, but it must be done because they ask for this: the youth are the great discarded ones in modern society, because they have no work in many countries.”
“For vocations, there is also another problem,” he said, “the problem of the birthrate. If there are no young men there can be no priests.”
He repeated his caution against “proselytism,” saying, “You can’t gain vocations with proselytism. ‘Proselytism’ – as if it were a charity society that makes you a partner.”
Without priestly vocations “the Church is weakened, because a Church without the Eucharist doesn’t have strength: the Church makes the Eucharist, but the Eucharist also makes the Church. The problem of vocations is a serious problem.”
Turning to the question of relaxing permissions for the ordination of married men and the requirement of priestly celibacy, he said that “optional celibacy is discussed, above all where priests are needed. But optional celibacy is not the solution.”
His interviewer asked if the permission for the ordination of viri probati – older married men – to the diaconate could be expanded to the priesthood.
While saying making celibacy optional for priests is not the solution, Pope Francis also signalled an openness to discussing the possibility.
“We must think yes, viri probati are a possibility. But then we must also consider what tasks they could perform, for example in isolated communities.”
The interview opened with a discussion of Pope Francis’ devotion to Our Lady, Untier of Knots, and also touched on faith, populism, the Roman Curia, and his international trips.
Regarding faith, he said that “one can’t grow without crisis … crisis is part of the life of faith; a faith which doesn’t enter into crisis to grow, remains juvenile.”
Turning to populism, he expressed his concern over the movement’s expansion in Europe. “Populism is evil and ends badly, as the past century has shown … Behind populism there is always a messianism: always.”
He reminded people that he is imperfect, saying: “I am a sinner, I am limited. We must not forget that the idealization of a person is a subtle form of aggression, it’s a way to subtly attack a person. And when I am idealized, I feel attacked.”
Francis was also asked about recent tensions with American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who in September joined three other prelates in penning a letter to the Pope voicing five “dubia” on his Apostolic exhortation “Amoris Letitia,” which was subsequently published.
Tensions spiked again in December when Burke, Patron of the Order of Malta (a quasi-liaison role between the Order and the Vatican), was reportedly involved on the ousting of Knights’ Grand Chancellor Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager.
A public row between the Order and the Holy See eventually resulted in resignation of the Order’s Grand Master, Matthew Festing, at Pope Francis’ request, the reinstatement of Boeselager as Grand Chancellor and the appointment of a papal delegate to oversee the “spiritual reform” of the Order, prompting rumors that Francis had either fired Burke or sidelined him in favor of his own man.
In his response to the question, Pope Francis said Cardinal Burke “is not my enemy,” and affirmed that the American prelate still has his job.
“I didn’t take his title as Patron of Malta: he continues to be the Patron of Malta. But someone must repair the Order, and to do this I named a delegate capable of repairing it, with a charisma that Cardinal Burke didn’t have.”
Pope Francis also discussed international trips he hopes to take, and mentioned that he won’t plan to go to Germany this year, or the next.
“I can’t go to Russia because I would also have to go to Ukraine,” he added.
“The important one would be to go to South Sudan, which I don’t think I’ll be able to do – it was in the schedule to go to the two Congos: with Kabila [president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo] things aren’t going well, I don’t think I’ll be able to go; but I will go to India and Bangladesh, for sure, to Colombia, and then a day in Portugal, in Fatima, and then I think that there’s another trip being studied, to Egypt: it seems like a full calendar, no?”
VATICANÂ - Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.
Escritura: Os he llamado amigos. By Rev.Paul Hablisnki
Español: Reina Valera (1909)
Juan 15:15Ya no os llamaré siervos, porque el siervo no sabe lo que hace su señor: más os he llamado amigos, porque todas las cosas que oí de mi Padre, os he hecho notorias.
Perdi’ un hermano, hace un tiempo ahora. Le extraño mucho a él. Hubo un amigo, tal como hermano. Pues, a veces peleábamos como el gato y el perro (¡No! el perro y el gato ¡ me entiendes?) Claro, pues, veíamos el mundo diferente.Pero, comoquiera siempre éramos hermanos y amigos. Era un muy buen “kuya”. Además, era un buen amigo.¡ Qué bueno es tener un amigo! Un amigo de veras. Todos necesitamos amigos.
Que maravilloso es saber que el mejor amigo que uno puede tener es Jesucristo, el hijo unigénito de Dios. Él ofrece su amistad a todos que vienen a Él . Nos dijo en Juan 6, “él que viene a mí, no le echo fuera.”
Recordamos que él es el único camino a Diyos Padre, como dijo él en Juan 14:06, “Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida: nadie viene al padre sino por mí.”Además, nunca podemos olvidar lo que el apóstalo Pedro dijo a toda la gente cuando predicaba en el libro de los hechos de los apóstoles, que, “Y en ningún otro hay salvación; porque no hay otro nombre bajo el cielo, dado a los hombres, en que podamos ser salvos.” Hechos 4:12
Recuérdanos siempre este, también: “nadie tiene mejor amor que este, que uno ponga su vida por sus amigos.”Juan 15:13
Bueno, Él si’ puso su vida, y derramó su sangre preciosa para cubrir nuestros pecados, y salvar nuestras almas, cuando murió en la cruz tan cruel del Calvario. El Padre aceptó su sacrificio y nos lo ensenó a todospor levantarle a él de entre los muertos. Ya él vive para siempre – para los siglos de los siglos – y ya invita él a todos: “Venid a mí todos los que estáis trabajados y cargados, y yo os hare descansar. Mateo 11:28 Durante más que dos mil años él ha estado aceptando cada uno que le pide sinceramente, perdón de pecados y una vida nueva – una vida nueva en Él!.
Los teológicos han tenido sus discusiones (así ‘cómo mi hermano y yo, a veces) de muchos puntos y asuntos tocante a cosas religiosas. Pero, casi todos han sido muy de acuerdo en esto: el pobre pecador necesita un salvador, por la razón de qué no podemos salvarnos a nuestras propias almas. Las Noticias Buenas hay que sí, hay un Salvador. Un Salvador que te invita ser uno de los suyos. No lo merecemos por nada que podamos hacer (Tito 3:4 Pero cuando se manifestó la bondad de Dios nuestro Salvador, y su amor para con los hombres,
5 nos salvó, no por obras de justicia que nosotros hubiéramos hecho, sino por su misericordia, por el lavamiento de la regeneración y por la renovación en el Espíritu Santo,
6 el cual derramó en nosotros abundantemente por Jesucristo nuestro Salvador,
7 para que justificados por su gracia, viniésemos a ser herederos conforme a la esperanza de la vida eterna.) .
Es por su gracia nos salva y acepta a su grey.¡Ay! ¡Que misericordia tan abundante! ¡Y que gracia inefable!
Efesos 2: 8 Porque por gracia sois salvos por medio de la fe; y esto no de vosotros, pues es don de Dios; 9 no por obras, para que nadie se gloríe.
“Por la gracia sois salvos, por media de la fe”, Hermanos míos; no por nuestras obras. ¡Pues, por la pura gracia!
¡Que amigo es él! Simplemente no hay mejor amigo. Los líderes religiosos le acusaran a Jesucristo ser amigo de pecadores.
Pues, tan bueno para nosotros que así es Él.
Si no le conoces a él, como señor y salvador, vete a él sin tardar un momento más. Confiese a Él sus pecados (no a un hombre), Pide a Él perdón, y reavivamiento de su vida.
Si podamos ayudarte en esto, contáctanos sin tardar.
Él ha dado su promesa de perdonarte de sus pecados, y ayudarte, ahora, y por la eternidad. Luego vas a entender… como dice el himno antiguo, tan precioso,
"¡O Qué Amigo ¡Nos es Cristo!”
What a Friend, (English) by Rev.Paul Hablinski
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
I lost a brother some time ago. I miss him so much. He was a friend, as much as a brother. Now, sometimes we fought like cats and dogs (No! That would be dogs and cats! I trust you understand.) Yes, we saw the world quite differently. Nonetheless, we were always brothers and friends. He was a good “kuya”, and a good friend. It is so good to have a friend - a really good friend. Everyone really needs friends.
How wonderful it is to know that the best friend that anyone can have is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. How great it is to know that He offers His friendship to all who come to Him. He told us in John chapter 6, “He that comes to me I will not cast out.”Let us always remember, Brethren, that He is the only way to God the Father, as he told us in John 14:06, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.”
Moreover, let us never forget what the Apostle Peter told all the people gathered to hear him in Acts Chapter 4
12” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Also, let us never forget that as Our Lord told us: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. John 15:13
Well, He DID lay down his life for His friends, and shed His precious blood on the cruel cross of Calvary, to cover our sins and save our wretched souls.
The Heavenly Father accepted his sacrifice, and showed us all that wonderful news by raising him from the dead! Now He is alive forevermore, and offers this invitation to all:
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
For over two thousand years, He has been accepting every single one who asks Him sincerely for forgiveness of sins and a new life - life anew in Him.
Theologians have had many arguments about many points concerning religious matters, but almost all have been in full accord concerning this: the poor wretched sinner needs a savior … because we cannot save ourselves from the just penalty for our own sins.
The Good News is that, yes, there IS a Savior who invites you to be one of His. We don’t deserve it, for anything that we can do, or might have done. (4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
(5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7)
Yes, Brethren, it is by His Grace that He saves us and accepts us into His flock. Oh! What abundant mercy, and what unspeakable Grace!
Ephesians 2: 8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
By grace, we are saved, by means of faith, my Brethren. By the pure, unmerited grace of God, in Christ. What a friend is He! There is simply no better friend. The religious leaders of His day accused Our Lord Jesus of being a friend of sinners. Well, how great for us that He is!
If you don’t know Him, as personal Lord and Savior, go to Him now, while you still have time – don’t wait a single moment longer. Confess to Him (not to any man) your sins, ask for forgiveness, and the new life He offers. If we can be of help to you in these things, by all means, contact us today.
A decree on training for Roman Catholic priests published on Wednesday stresses the obligation of sexual abstinence, as well as barring gays and those who support "gay culture" from holy orders.
"The Church, while deeply respecting the people concerned, cannot admit to a seminary or into holy orders those who practise homosexuality, show deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support what is called gay culture," said the document.
The new comprehensive guide to the training of Catholic clergy, which runs to about 100 pages, was approved by Pope Francis and published by the Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official journal.
It updates a previous version dating back 30 years. But the barring of people who present homosexual tendencies was already stipulated by the Catholic Church in 2005.
The new decree does however allow an exemption for "homosexual tendencies which may only be the expression of a transitory problem, such as for example that of adolescence which is not yet complete".
The document also says it would be "seriously imprudent to admit (to holy orders) a seminarian who had not reached a mature, settled and free emotional state, chaste and faithful in celibacy," while saying that future priests also need to understand "the feminine reality".
The document broaches several other issues including the digital revolution.
"One must be prudent in the face of inevitable risks of frequenting the digital world, including different forms of dependency which can be treated with adequate spiritual and psychological means," it notes.
At the same time it recommends that "social media form part of daily seminary life," because they offer "new possibilities of interpersonal relations (and) to meet other people," added the document by the Vatican, which has come to use social media widely.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue.
He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden, in the freewheeling news conference with reporters that has become a tradition of his return flights from trips abroad.
A Swedish female reporter noted that the head of the Lutheran Church who welcomed him in Sweden was a woman, and then asked if he thought the Catholic Church could allow women to be ordained as ministers in coming decades.
"St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands," Francis said.
Francis was referring to a 1994 document by Pope John Paul that closed the door on a female priesthood. The Vatican says this teaching is an infallible part of Catholic tradition.
The reporter then pressed the pope, asking: "But forever, forever? Never, never?
Francis responded: "If we read carefully the declaration by St. John Paul II, it is going in that direction."
Francis has previously said that the door to women's ordination is closed, but proponents of a female priesthood are hoping that a future pope might overturn the decision, particularly because of the shortage of priests around the world.
The Catholic Church teaches that women cannot be ordained priests because Jesus willingly chose only men as his apostles. Those calling for women priests say he was only following the norms of his time.
In August, Francis set up a commission to study the role of women deacons in early Christianity, raising hopes among equality campaigners that women could one day have a greater say in the 1.2 billion-member Church.
Deacons, like priests, are ordained ministers and must be men. They cannot celebrate Mass, the Catholic Church's central rite, but they are allowed to preach and teach in the name of the Church, and to baptise and conduct wake and funeral services.
The Church barred women from becoming deacons centuries ago.
Scholars debate the precise role of women deacons in the early Church. Some say they were ordained to minister only to other women, for instance in baptismal immersion rites. Others believe they were on a par with male deacons.
(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Kevin Liffey)