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Annual Mass Details
What: Solemn Mass of the Feast of St. Charles Martyr and Annual Luncheon.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 am
Where: St Clement's Church
2013 Appletree St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Rev'd Richard Alton, Rector
215-563-1876
Celebrant:Fr. Alton
Preacher: The Rt. Rev'd Rodney R. Michel, D.D., retired Suffragan Bishop of Long Island
Music: Mozart Coronation Mass (orchestra)
Stanford Te Deum in B-Flat
Luncheon: BUFFET, Reservations Required
Cost: $20 per person
Check payable to "S. Clement's"
Memo line "SKCM"
Mail to the church (address above)
DEADLINE: 21 January

The 34th Annual Mass and Luncheon of the American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr will be held Saturday, 28 January 2017, at Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia, PA, at the kind invitation of The Rev'd Richard Alton, Rector.

We are pleased to have as our preacher The Rt. Rev'd Rodney R. Michel, D.D., retired Suffragan Bishop of Long Island. The music of the mass will be Mozart's Coronation Mass with orchestra. A buffet luncheon follows, for which reservations are required.

SKCM commemorates the martyrdom of Charles I, King of England, Ireland and Scotland; and of France and Jerusalem also, by whose death the Catholic Faith of the Anglican Communion was preserved from Puritan intentions. St. Charles refused to resign both his faith in the apostolic order, as established by Christ Himself, and the authority of his bishops to the Puritan Roundheads, led by Oliver Cromwell, the sometime (and illegal) Lord Protector. The Roundheads committed regicide against Blessed Charles on 30 January 1649 outside the Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace. Immediately upon the Restoration of Church and King on 29 May 1660, the Convocation of Canterbury and York, now being free to assemble and act, canonised King Charles and added his name to the Kalendar of Saints at the revision of The Prayer Book. S. Charles is honoured for his strong personal piety, for his protection and patronage of the Church, and his martyrdom.

Additional Masses are planned for
2018: Annual Mass
Saturday, 27 Jan

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