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Annual Mass Details
What: Solemn Mass of the Feast of St. Charles Martyr
and Annual Luncheon.
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11:00 am
Where: The Cathedral of St Paul the Apostle
815 S 2nd St
Springfield, Illinois 62704

Luncheon: TBD

The 37th Annual Mass and Luncheon of the American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr will be held Saturday, 1 February 2020, at The Cathedral of Saint Paul the Apostle, Springfield, Illinois at the kind invitation of The Rt Rev'd Dan Martins, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield.

A buffet luncheon follows, for which reservations are required. Details will be posted in due course.

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
2021: Annual Mass
Saturday, 30 Jan
Trinity Episcopal Parish, Clarksville, Tennessee

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David Lewis, Treasurer and Administrator
Society of King Charles the Martyr, Inc.
1001 Wilson Blvd Apt 405
Arlington, VA 22209-2258

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Enjoy reading Fr. Swain's sermon from the 2015 Annual Mass.

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