King of Glory Anglican Parish
 A Continuing Anglican community worshipping Jesus Christ and fellowshipping together.
About Us

Worshipping Jesus in a time-honored way

We're a small parish in Auburn, Washington ... but we love God, and we enjoy worshipping and serving Him the way Anglicans have for centuries.  We're one of a number of member parishes of the Christian Episcopal Church ... part of the Continuing Anglican church movement.
 
By "continuing" we mean that we have continued in the time-honored traditions of the Anglican Communion.  In the 1970's some of our leaders became concerned that the Episcopal Church (TEC formerly ECUSA) was beginning to wander from both the Bible and the time-honored traditions of the Church.  The Most Reverend A. Donald Davies, formerly Bishop of Europe, was a leader in the movement.
 
We are committed to Holy Scripture as the inspired Word of God, and as the authority in Faith and practice.  We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the 1940 Hymnal.  We affirm all all-male clergy in accordance with Scripture, and ask our clergy members to maintain a Biblical lifestyle. 
The Christian Episcopal Church
(XNEC) 
The Christian Episcopal Church (XnEC) of North America is an Anglican Jurisdiction consisting of parishes in the United States (Diocese of Seattle), Canada (Diocese of Richmond), and the Cayman Islands.    Its Bishops are in the Apostolic Succession through the Right Rev. A. Donald Davies, founder.  Davies was formerly the American Bishop of Europe for the Episcopal Church USA, and the retired Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. 
 
The XnEC (Xn = Christian, E = Episcopal, C= Church) celebrates Jesus Christ in the traditional Anglican manner.  We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the 1940 Hymnal.  Supplemental worship books include the Anglican Missal, and the American Missal. 
 
We recognize the two greater and five lesser sacraments.
Greater Sacraments (Holy Baptism, Holy Communion)
Lesser Sacraments (Confirmation, Matrimony, Ordination, Unction, Penance)
 
Following the centuries-old traditions of the Anglican Church, the XnEC upholds a male-only clergy, and requires that its clergy and laypeople affirm sexual lifestyles that are consistent with the traditional interpretation of Holy Scripture.  The XnEC upholds the ancient practice of setting apart deaconesses for ministry.
Rose Sundays-Gaudete and Laetare
 
Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, is similar to Laetare Sunday in that the priest wears rose-colored vestments. The name comes from the Introit of the mass for that day which begins "Gaudete in Dominum semper": "Rejoice in the Lord always." Historically, Advent, like Lent, was a penitential season. In the Episcopal Church, it is a season of preparation and expectation for the birth of Jesus, the Incarnation.
 
Rose Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, is also known as Refreshment Sunday or Laetare Sunday. Laetare is Latin for rejoice and comes from the traditional opening to the Latin mass on this Sunday: "Rejoice, O Jerusalem." This is a day of joy in the midst of Lent, a season of mourning and penitence. The historical background for this sudden joyful note during the penitential season lies in the ancient practice of traditio symboli (the handing over of the "symbol" of the Apostle's Creed to catechumens) on the Wednesday before the fourth Sunday of Lent. By extension, the Fourth Sunday of Lent became a day of joy for all Christians. Thus it is a day in which the disciplines of Lent, while not being abandoned altogether, are relaxed.
 
Our parish has been blessed to have talented members who have painstakingly created this beautiful vestment set for these two special days of worship.