Articles by Archdeacon Andrew Brashier

Archdeacon Andrew Brashier

Rev. Andrew Brashier serves as the rector of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, Alabama. and is an Archdeacon in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, where he serves as the Dean over Parishes and Missions Deanery. He blogs regularly about book reviews, family oratories and the impact they can have in reigniting Anglicanism, and the occasional poem at He recently republished Bishop John Jewel's Treatises on the Holy Scriptures and Sacraments ( The second edition of his first book, A Faith for Generations, is now available at Amazon ( and focuses on family devotions and private prayer in the Anglican tradition.


Stirring for Advent

The leaves have fallen and the air is finally crisp amidst the defiant, evergreen, Alabama pines. Advent is in the air. The chill as I walk through my neighborhood is a warm greeting within my soul. Walking the pavement of my street is a sort of beating of the bounds. My eyes assess the homes…


The Daily Grind

The alarm blares as I slide off the bed and somehow make it into the shower – nearly blind without my glasses and halfway sleep-walking with my eyes closed as I turn the shower on. My routine begins. It mirrors the daily lives of so many Anglicans across North America and beyond. Before anything gets…


And the Truth Shall Set You Free

Why Believe? A Reasoned Approach to Christianity. By Neil Shenvi. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022. 272 pp. $19.99 (paper). “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31‒32 (ESV) We live in a world and an age where no…


From Kigali to the Home – Moving Forward From GAFCON IV

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia! The Paschal acclamation should ring along with the bells of Easter during this Eastertide. We have further news to celebrate as GAFCON IV ends with the Kigali Commitment – a statement issued by one of the largest (if not the largest) gatherings of Anglicans from…


The 1662 Option

Prayer book wars have been a notable and time-consuming art for Anglicans since the mid-to-late 20th Century. However, less than a hundred years ago, Anglicans across the globe were united by a single prayer book for their respective provinces, and the vast majority of Anglicans globally were united by a single prayer book – the…


Keep the Watch, Keep the Feast

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:40‒41 Regrettably, every year there are Christians who neglect worshipping on Christmas…


A Forgotten Jewel Glimmers Again

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begot us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. – Ecclesiasticus 44:1‒2, Authorized Version. As I write during this octave of All Saints I smirk thinking about Bishop John Jewel. He is an English saint worth remembering…


For All the Saints

Perhaps the most noble vocation is that of Christian parenthood. Parents are called to die to themselves for their spouse and while raising children in an increasingly hostile world. The Lord’s admonishment rings more urgently than ever to “See that you do not despise one of these little ones.” (Matthew 18:10, ESV). Unfortunately, parents today…


Trampling the Tyrant, Delivering the Dead

Can you feel the wait? The weight of sin. The weight of glory. The pause of movement, Creation waits, Its Maker sleeps.   Down into the pit Descends the One Who made the depths. All of Sheol Looks up and gazes Upon the Savior.   The Alpha who spoke Light into existence Illuminates the dark…


Lifting in Lent

With the title “Lifting in Lent,” you’re likely expecting a solid workout plan paired with the Lenten fast. Well here it is: Five sets of lifting a box of Books of Common Prayer while repeating the Commandments in their entirety as God wrote them in the Good Book, none of this abbreviated nonsense (brah, do…

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