On behalf of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Long Beach, I welcome you. You are invited to join us for worship. It would be a privilege to meet you! Our purpose is, “Reaching Long Beach and beyond with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.” Our mission is, “Building a church community that glorifies God, follows Jesus, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit for mission to reconcile a broken world to God.” We drink deep from one river that has three streams: Scripture (our authoritative guide in faith), Sacraments (our ancient practices and rhythms in faith), and Spirit (our peace and power in faith).
7:30am - Contemplative Worship with Holy Communion
9:00am - Discipleship Hour for All Ages
10:00am - Worship with Music and Holy Communion
All Saints Anglican Cathedral 346 Termino Avenue Long Beach, California 90814
“According to the early Christians, the church doesn’t exist in order to provide a place where people can pursue their private spiritual agendas and develop their own spiritual potential. Nor does it exist in order to provide a safe haven in which people can hide from the wicked world and ensure that they themselves arrive safely at an otherworldly destination. Private spiritual growth and ultimate salvation come rather as the byproduct of the main, central overarching purpose for which God has called and is calling us … That through the church God will announce to the world that he is indeed its wise, loving and just creator; that through Jesus he has defeated the powers that corrupt and enslave it; and that by his Spirit he is at work to heal and renew it.” Simply Christian - N.T. Wright
A Sermon Series Beginning Sunday, October 21, 2018
Shortly before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said, "Christianity is not an intellectual system, a collection of dogmas, or a moralism. Christianity is instead, an encounter, a love story, an event." Nowhere is that encounter more pure and concentrated than within the Mass. The veil that separates heaven from earth becomes its thinnest where Christ becomes real and present among us. The writer Flannery O'Connor famously said in response to the Holy Eucharist only being a symbol, "Well if it's [only] a symbol, then to hell with it." Abbott Jeremy Driscoll said, "Mystery is a concrete 'something' that when you bump into it, puts you in contact with a Divine Reality."