Articles by Robert Ramsey

Robert is the Executive Editor of The North American Anglican. He is also a warden and church planter in the Midwest. In his spare time he likes fixing old espresso machines and cars from the 90s.


A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving

It was once commonplace in Anglicanism for “services of thanksgiving” to be distributed to parishes after a great victory or event. This brief liturgy pays homage to those services, and recognizes that the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case is a moral and spiritual victory of the highest order. ❡The Priest shall begin,…

In Memoriam: The Ven. Patrick Malone

When the history of the early years of the ACNA is written, its chapters will be filled with the stories of saints who sacrificed much for a fledgling province, who gave everything to build the Kingdom of God here in North America, and who, in this life, received little in return. The Ven. Patrick Malone…

Book Review: A Faith for Generations

A Faith for Generations: A Family Prayer Guide in the Anglican Tradition. Edited by Andrew E. Brashier. Hoover, AL: Archdeacon Books, 2019. 112 pp. $15 (paper). Jane Austen writes that the women of her household would say their Office together every day, and that, having memorized it, would repeat the prayers and Psalms as they…

Andrewes Contra Calvin?

In Anglican eucharistic theology there are few figures as prominent as Lancelot Andrewes. Beginning with E.B. Pusey, and reinforced by titans such as T.S. Eliot, Andrewes became the standard-bearer for a sort of Anglo-Catholicism avant la lettre.[1] These Anglo-Catholics were thought to be a small but elite group of Anglicans who withstood Protestantism over the…

Our Top Articles of 2020

2020 wasn’t a great year for most folks, but I don’t need to tell you that. Perhaps a small, bright point in that horrible epoch was The North American Anglican: we had our best year by a significant margin. Our readership grew almost tenfold, not only among readers in North America, but across the Anglican…

An Homily Concerning the Nativity

AN HOMILY OR SERMON CONCERNING THE NATIVITY AND BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST Among all the creatures that God made in the beginning of the world most excellent and wonderful in their kind, there was none, as Scripture beareth witness, to be compared almost in any point unto man; who, as well in body…

Against the Peril of Idolatry Part I

An Homily Against Peril of Idolatry and Superfluous Decking of churches The First Part In what points the true ornaments of the church or temple of God do consist and stand, hath been declared in the two last Homilies, intreating of the right use of the temple or house of God, and of the due…

Of the Right Use of the Church Part II

The Second Part of the Homily of the Right Use of the Church It was declared in the first part of this Homily by God’s word, that the temple or church is the house of the Lord, for that the service of the Lord (as teaching and hearing of his holy word, calling upon his…

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