St. Francis Anglican Church

Parish Life in Pictures

These pictures of Parish Life are presented using the Sway program. The upper right hand of the Sway screen has 4 icons: Change Layout, Share, Full screen and other options. Placing your cursor in the picture allows you to scroll through the pictures. Many of the pictures have captions that are displayes by clicking on the icon in the lower left corner of the picture (and not all pictures have captions). To EXIT FULL SCREEN mode, the third icon in the upper right of the screen at the top is the exit fullscreen. Enjoy and explore.


Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer

At the web site The Cradel of Life the Anglican Offices of Morning and Evening prayer for every day of the week are available.


The Anglican Tradition

Saint Francis Anglican Church is orthodox and sacramental, continuing in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and in the breaking of bread, which was established by Christ as the design for the life of the Church.

      As faithful stewards of the Catholic Faith in the Anglican tradition, our teaching and practice is based solely on the Holy Bible as interpreted by the universally accepted Ecumenical Councils held by the whole Christian Church before any divisions took place; and the traditional Book of Common Prayer, which demonstrates both our Catholic Faith and Evangelical witness.

      Indeed the best way to understand our faith and practice is to take a Bible, a copy of the historic Book of Common Prayer, and come and worship with us. The center of our worship is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper, and the Divine Liturgy. It is the only service recorded in the New Testament as having been given us by Christ himself. You will find that our liturgical worship involves the whole person—body, mind and spirit—allowing us to be active participants rather than mere listeners.


Services and Location

We celebrate Sunday Mass every Sunday at 9:00 am (except as noted) at the Oregon Latvian Center Chapel, located at 5500 SW Dosch Road, Portland, Oregon. This is just off the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and the building is in a wooded knoll next to the Neveh Shalom Synagogue. You can find more details about our location and how to get there by using the FINDING US selection at the left.

      We use the 1940 Hymnal and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer augmented by the American Missal.

 

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday: Mass at 9:00 am

Other Services and Holy Days of Obligation as announced on the Parish Schedule page.

Parish Pictures

Blessing of a House by Fr. Michael Costanzo

Prayer for Peace

      Lord, make me an instrument of Your Peace.
     Where there is hatred, Let us sow love,
     Where there is injury, pardon:
     Where there is doubt, faith:
     Where there is despair, hope:
     Where there is darkness, light:
     Where there is sadness, joy.

       O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console: to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.

- St. Francis of Assisi