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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.

During the summer, attendance will only be in-person. From September, our Saturday Latin Chant Masses and Sunday morning High Masses (and certain weekday High Masses) will resume being live-streamed on Facebook. Bulletins will also be posted here then. You can find them at this link: www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Advent-of-Christ-the-King-163166020389664/

Services This Month 

Thursday, September 21, the Feast of St.Matthew

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, September 22

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, September 23, Vigil of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham 

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

 

Sunday, September 24, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham

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

Monday, September 25

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, September 26

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, September 27

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, September 28

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, September 29, the Feast of St. Michael & All Angels

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, September 30, Vigil of Pentecost XVIII

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

Sunday, October 1, Pentecost XVIII

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

Monday, October 2

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, October 3

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, October 4

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

 

Thursday, October 5

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, October 6

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, October 7, Vigil of Pentecost XIX

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

Sunday, October 8, Pentecost XIX

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

Monday, October 9

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, October 10

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, October 11

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, October 12

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, October 13

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, October 14, Vigil of Pentecost XX

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

Sunday, October 15, Pentecost XX

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

Monday, October 16

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, October 17

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, October 18, the Feast of St. Luke

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, October 19

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, October 20

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, October 21, Vigil of Pentecost XXI

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

Sunday, October 22, Pentecost XXI

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

Monday, October 23, the Feast of St. James of Jerusalem

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Tuesday, October 24

Low Mass at 8 a.m. (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Wednesday, October 25

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Thursday, October 26

Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. (In-person)

Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. (In-person)

Friday, October 27

Low Mass at 12 noon (In-person)

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

Saturday, October 28, the Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude

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

Sunday, October 29, Pentecost XXII

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

What We Believe

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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