An Advent message from Archbishop Shane Janzen, Primate of the Traditional Anglican Church.

Advent_Message_2020_primate.pdf

 

As part of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) our worship is based on the way our Anglican fathers taught us.  We use the Book of Common Prayer as a means to build on our faith.  Our services are inspiring, meditational and uplifting.  Above all, we are Christians, we serve God with pride and devotion.

At Groenkloof Life Hospital, where the chapel is located, we assist staff and patients in difficult times.  One of the many callings for Christians is intercessory prayer and we have a group of dedicated members that visit the staff and patients regularly for prayer or just a friendly conversation.

In 1993 the break was made from the Church of the Province of South Africa as the liberal agendas being promoted by the CPSA were not accepted.  Continuing in the Anglican faith we were taught by our fathers, we grouped with the Traditional Anglican Communion and kept to the teaching of the Catholic Faith as it was used in the Book of Common Prayer.

We started services in houses and garages and clergy had to be self-employed to sustain their ministries.  We now have the use of a beautiful chapel in the Groenkloof Life Hospital.  Bishop Michael Gill and Br Ronnie are the responsible clergy that minister in the hospital and wider Pretoria community.

The TAC in Southern Africa grew rapidly and there are now a number of parishes.


 

The San Damiano Crucifix is an important icon for us.  You will see it on the front of our pew leaflet every week.  Read more about the crucifix in this link:  San-Damiano-Crucifix.pdf


Readings for the week: Sunday next before Advent

O Lord, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

 

  

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Sunday next before Advent

1

Ecclesiastes 11 and 12

Haggai 2.1-9 or

Malachi 3 and 4

2

John 19.13-end or

Hebrews 11.1-16

John 20 or

Hebrews 11.17-12.2 or

Luke 15.11-end

Monday 

1

Wisdom 1

Wisdom 2

2

Revelation 1

Revelation 2

Tuesday 

1

Wisdom 3.1-9

Wisdom 4.7-end

2

Revelation 3

Revelation 4

Wednesday 

1

Wisdom 5.1-16

Wisdom 6.1-21

2

Revelation 5

Revelation 6

Thursday 

1

Wisdom 7.15-8.4

Wisdom 8.5-18

2

Revelation 7

Revelation 10 and 11.1-14

Friday 

1

Wisdom 8.21-9 end

Wisdom 10.15-11.10

2

Revelation 11.15-12 end

Revelation 14.1-13

Saturday 

1

Wisdom 11.21-12.2

Wisdom 12.12-21

2

Revelation 18

Revelation 19.1-16

Advent Sunday

1

Isaiah 1.1-20

Isaiah 2 or

Isaiah 1.18-end

2

John 3.1-21 or

1 Thessalonians 4.13-5.11

Matthew 24.1-28 or

Revelation 14.13-15.4