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Our Parish

Church of the Advent of Christ the King is an historic Anglo-Catholic parish of the Episcopal Diocese of California, which is part of the Anglican Communion of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 

Liturgies

All services are open for in-person attendance.

Our Saturday Latin Chant Masses and Sunday morning High Masses (and certain weekday High Masses) are live-streamed on Facebook. Bulletins are also be posted here. You can find the live-stream at this link: www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Advent-of-Christ-the-King-163166020389664/

Services This Month 

Saturday, March 2 the Eve of Lent III

Latin Chant Mass at 5 p.m. (In-person and online)

 

Sunday, March 3, Lent III

High Mass at 11 a.m. (In-person and online)

 

Monday, March 4

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, March 5

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, March 6

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, March 7

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, March 8

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Saturday, March 9, the Eve Lent IV (Laetare)

Latin Chant Mass at 5 p.m. (In-person and online)

Sunday, March 10, Lent IV (Laetare)

High Mass at 11 a.m. (In-person and online)

Monday, March 11

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, March 12

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, March 13

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, March 14

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, March 15

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Saturday, March 16, the Eve of Lent V

Lain Mass at 5 p.m. (In-person and online)

Sunday, March 17, Lent V

High Mass at 11 a.m. (In-person and online)

Monday, March 18

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday March 20

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday March 21

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, March 22

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Saturday, March 23, the Eve of Palm Sunday

Latin Chant Mass at 5 p.m. (In-person and online)

Sunday, March 24, Palm Sunday 

Blessing of Palms, Procession & High Mass at 11 a.m. (In-person and online)

Holy Monday, March 25

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Holy Tuesday, March 26

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Holy Wednesday, March 27

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Tenebrae (said) at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Maundy Thursday, March 28

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person and online)

High Mass, Procession & Stripping of the Altar at 6:30 p.m. (In-person and online)

Adoration at the Altar of Repose until midnight (In-person)

Good Friday, March 29

Stations of the Cross at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Solemn Liturgy & Mass of the Presanctified at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

 

Holy Saturday, March 30

No Latin Mass this day

Great Vigil & First Mass of Easter at 9 p.m. (In-person and online)

Procession, High Mass & Solemn Te Deum at 11 a.m. (In-person and online)

The Church of the Advent of Christ the King is an Anglo-Catholic parish of the Episcopal Diocese of California which is part of the Anglican Communion of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

Anglo-Catholicism

Anglo-Catholicism is a school of thought within the Anglican Communion. Anglo-Catholic theology pays special regard to the teachings of the undivided church of the first seven councils and to the Caroline Divines of the Anglican Church of the 16th and 17th centuries. At the same time, believing that all truth is of God, we are open to truth wherever it is found. We place special emphasis on the importance of worship, the Eucharist and other Sacraments, the life of prayer and growth in personal holiness. Anglo-Catholic worship is rooted in the rich tradition of western catholicism. It uses the beauty of ceremony, vestments, color, incense, music, and architecture to engage the whole person and all five senses in the worship of God and to convey something of the transcendant holiness and glory of God. Although catholic worship and ritual was supressed in the English Church during the Reformation, it began its revival during the Oxford Movement of the 19th century.

Shrine of Christ the King

The Shrine of Christ the King

The Oxford Movement

Begun about 1833 by John Keble, an Anglican priest and Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, the Oxford Movement represented a return to what Keble and his associates believed were the fundamental spirit and customs of the historical Christian Church. As such, the Oxford movement encompassed two closely related Christian ideas: a renaissance in liturgy and ritual, and a return to parish care for the impoverished. In a published series of "Tracts for the Times," the Oxford group reasserted the doctrines of Apostolic Succession, the ministerial power of absolution, baptismal regeneration, and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The tracts were greeted by many in Britain with high enthusiasm. At the same time, most parishes that embraced Oxford principles founded missions designed to minister to the less fortunate among them, especially the working poor. There were few Oxford-influenced Anglican parishes in England that did not mount such missions, or "Workingman's Institutes," as they were called. In general, as the historian Lytton Strachey has written of the movement's reception, especially among the young, "the notion of taking Christianity literally was delightful to earnest minds."

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