Founded in 2013, Society for Eastern Rite Anglicanism (SERA) is a faith-based organization committed to promoting and sustaining a movement towards an established Eastern Rite in the Anglican Communion. To achieve this mission, the society is gathering together people interested in exploring this goal and provides support and resources to those interested in using Eastern Rite liturgies in an Anglican setting.
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- An online forum for connecting with others interested in Eastern Rite Anglicanism
- Membership options for individuals, congregations, dioceses and communities
- An online bookstore for relevant Anglican-Orthodox books
- Liturgical and spiritual resources including in-house publications
- A growing listing of relevant online links relevant to Eastern Rite Anglicanism
- Guidance and a growing network of support for living a contemplative prayer life
- An online directory of affiliate congregations, dioceses, and communities
We look forward to the day when there is an established Eastern Rite in the The Anglican Communion. Just as the Roman Catholic Church has made accommodation for Eastern Rite Catholics, we envision the day when The Anglican Communion, or at least provenances or dioceses therein, will make accommodation for Eastern Rite Anglicans.
The Future for SERA
SERA is an organization, but most importantly a grassroots effort growing from the interest of the people. We have dreams and ideas for the society including a publishing house for Eastern Rite Anglican resources, annual retreats for members, regular workshops and training opportunities, and more. With time, as the society grows, we will evolve to meet the demand and needs at hand. Please pray for us as the society grows into a vibrant and active community.
We envision the day when SERA’s online directory will have a map for inquirers showing dozens of dioceses that have endorsed the use of an Eastern Rite and perhaps hundreds of congregation that actively use the Eastern Rite in their rhythm of worship.
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Society for Eastern Rite Anglicanism (SERA) is a ministry of Saint Giles Episcopal Church, a nonprofit organization incorporated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID # is 91-1766419. All donations to SERA are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Before SERA even existed, these individuals believed in our vision and helped invest in the founding of this society. Thank you each for your faith and support in our mission:
Gold Level: The Rev. Charles Reynolds, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Lynn Elizabeth Walker
Silver Level: Anonymous, The Rev. Christopher Adams, Seraphim Lindquist, Juli Mallett, Frederick W. Moffat, Michael Owen Stroup, Vladimir Vandalov