Serving Alabama, Delaware, The District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Diocese of the Eastern United States is a vibrant and growing family of parishes serving our Christian family from New Jersey to Florida. As members of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion, The Anglican Church in America, we are part of Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Our teaching and practice are based soundly on the Holy Bible and the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
The Right Reverend John Vaughan, Bishop Ordinary
After holding the position of Suffragan Bishop for a year, Bishop John Vaughan was enthroned as Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States at St. Patrick's Anglican Church in Port St. John, FL. The Right Reverend Brian Marsh officiated and The Rev. Michael Kerouac delivered the sermon on February 20, 2013 as part of DEUS Synod.
The new bishop writes:
"This diocese is poised to do great things in the service of the Lord. I thank Him every day for every one of you. I thank the Lord for this great privilege of serving Him as your bishop. I am both awed and humbled by this call from Christ Jesus our Lord to the Apostolic ministry. I ask your prayers for my ministry, I assure you of my prayers for you and I promise you that I shall always serve you with love and dedication."
The Rt Rev John Vaughan was consecrated Bishop Suffragan for the Diocese of the Eastern United States at St Stephen's Pro Cathedral in Timonium, Maryland.
Bishop Vaughan was consecrated by The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church in America. Other consecrators were The Rt Rev Stephen D. Strawn, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley and The Rt Rev Chandler Holder Jones, Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Province of America. Co-consecrators were The Rt Rev George D. Langberg of the ACA and The Rt Rev Robert Loiselle of the APA.
Bishop Vaughan, who is rector of St Patrick's Church in Titusville, Florida, will serve the Diocese of the Eastern United States, a diocese that embraces over a dozen parishes in the southeastern part of the country.
Prior to his consecration, Bishop Vaughan was presented with a hand made crozier, one that had been created by a member of St Stephens church. The crozier features a carved shamrock. The Shamrock is representative of Bishop Vaughan's Irish heritage. It is also a symbolic means whereby which Celtic priests have traditionally explained the Trinity.
Following his consecration, St Stephens hosted a wonderful reception.
People from several jurisdictions attended the service.The Ven. Guy P. Hawtin preached the following sermon at the Consecration of Fr. John Vaughan, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, Wednesday in the First Week After Easter, April 18th, 2012.
News and Events around the Diocese
Easter Message from the Acting Primate of the TAC
Good Friday Message from the Acting Primate of the TAC
By the Grace of God, The Rev. John Vaughan will be consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Eastern United States at St. Stephens Pro Cathedral in Timonium, Maryland on April 18, 2012. We certainly wish Bishop-elect Vaughan all the best as he assumes the great responsibility as a bishop in God's holy church.
March 1, 2012
The members of the Traditional Anglican Communion (hereafter referred to as TAC) College of Bishops met at St. George Conference Center outside Johannesburg, South Africa between February 28 – March 1, 2012 for the purpose of transacting the business of the Church and of discerning a new direction for the Communion. Read More
The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church in America, the Most Rev. Brian Marsh, has announced that the Rev. John Vaughan was unanimously elected Bishop Suffragan at the annual synod of the Diocese of the Eastern United States. Read More...
World Consultation on The Continuing Anglican Churches
ACA Synod 2011
Address to the Congress of Continuing Anglicans
The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Marsh has been appointed Episcopal Visitor to the Diocese of the Eastern United States. Bishop Marsh will assist the DEUS by providing episcopal oversight to the many parishes and missions in the southeastern area of the country.
The synod was held on January 18-20, 2012 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Picayune, Mississippi.
In our common worship, we observe the ancient rites of the church through regular prayer and the Holy Eucharist. The liturgy of our church holds us together; it is through common or communal worship that the people of God come together most completely to offer their prayers, sing their praises to God and deepen their spiritual understanding.
We encourage all to join with us, to learn the language of our worship and participate in the unique spiritual journey that is the Anglican way.
The Right Reverend John Vaughan, Bishop Ordinary
The Venerable Guy P. Hawtin, Archdeacon
The Rev. Canon Roger Rovelstad, Diocesan Dean
Calendar and Schedules
|The 1928 Book of Common Prayer||Daily Offices|
|Ordo Calendar and The Church Year||Occasional Offices|
|1928 BCP of Fixed Holy/Saints Days||Propers for Sundays, Holy Days and Saints Days for the Liturgical Year|