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Have you made your Easter church plans yet? We'd love to have you join us at St. John's Anglican Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 1.


Alleluia. The Lord is risen indeed. O come let us adore him. Alleluia.

 Easter Day is the greatest feast of the Christian year.  It is the feast day of the Lord’s resurrection, the celebration and remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior from the dead.  Every Sunday is in fact a little Easter, a celebration of the fact that Jesus rose from the dead in victory and great triumph.  The reason Christians keep Sunday as our main holy day of each week is because Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday, which in New Testament times was called the first day of the week.

Saint John’s will celebrate Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, on Sunday, April 1, 2018 with the traditional Anglican liturgy of Holy Communion from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  We will sing special hymns for Easter.  We will also renew our commitment to Jesus Christ by reaffirming our baptismal vows.  Our children will decorate a cross with flowers in Sunday School.  The large Paschal Candle will be lit and will continue to burn at Divine Service throughout the forty days of Eastertide, symbolizing the presence of the Risen Christ on earth for forty days, until His Ascension into Heaven. 





St. John’s Anglican Catholic Church in Virginia Beach is a traditional Anglican parish within the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC), which is part of the "continuing Anglican" movement.

What does it mean to be Anglican Catholic?

We are Anglicans because our roots are in the Church of England. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

Many people mistakenly believe that because "Catholic" is in our name, we are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. However, we are Catholic because we are part of what the Nicene Creed calls the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ and his apostles, and we continue in the Catholic and Apostolic faith of the Undivided Church of the first 1,000 years of Christian history. 

To quote our Book of Common Prayer, “The Church is the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head, and all baptized people are the members.” And “the Church is One; because it is one Body under one Head; Holy; because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, and sanctifies its members; Catholic; because it is universal, holding earnestly the Faith for all time, in all countries, and for all people; and is sent to preach the Gospel to the whole world; Apostolic; because it continues steadfastly in the Apostles' teaching and fellowship.”