Bishop Jack Lumanog – “it’s not *always* the most wonderful time of the year”

The Blue Mass at The Cathedral of St. Philip’s in Atlanta. Photo: Bishop Jack Lumanog

Can I be honest? Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year for me. No matter what the song says.

Am I denying the gift of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Absolutely not.

But, the stress and pressure of the time of the year. The shopping. The lists. The expectations. And on top of all of that, for me, it’s the grief.

“Grief that is not transformed is transmitted.” – Father Bill Harkins at the Blue Mass.

I’m so glad I went to the Blue Mass. The contemplative liturgy and carols in St. Mary Chapel was just what I needed to get some perspective about my pain and grief in this holy season.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon Ignatius Lumanog ordained and consecrated as Anglican Bishop

On 27 April 2019, The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon Ignatius Lumanog was ordained and consecrated as an Anglican Bishop according to the Rite of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (“The Form of Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop,” 1928 BCP, page 547).

The chief consecrator, Archbishop Darel Chase, was assisted by Bishop John Johnston and Bishop Norman Williams as Bishop Lumanog was consecrated into historic apostolic succession through the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches.

Click here the following link for the complete Apostolic Record of The Right Rev. Dr. Jon Ignatius Lumanog.

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog reflects on 10 years ago today

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog with Bishop Fred Fick, Missionaries of St. John in Wheaton, Illinois at the signing of the Constitution and Canons of the ACNA in December 2008.

10 years ago today, I was planting a church and serving as a regional leader in The Anglican Mission in America. I drove from Lansing, Michigan to Wheaton, Illinois to sign the Constitution and Canons of what would become the Anglican Church in North America.

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog was at the signing of the Constitution and Canons in Wheaton, Illinois for what would become the ACNA – December 2008.

Eventually, I would have the opportunity to serve the ACNA faithfully in two full time roles simultaneously as both Canon to the Archbishop as well as the Chief Operating Officer. For 7 years, I traveled on average of 200,000 miles per year in the air on behalf of the ACNA to develop domestic and global partnerships and strengthen the 1,050 congregations within the movement.

I have been involved in Anglican realignment for many years — starting with the days of the Anglican Awakenings in the late 90s and early 2000s — and the cost for my involvement has been extraordinarily high.

I have been part of all the significant Anglican leadership gatherings all over the world starting in 2008 until 2018. London many times (including the 2012 GAFCON Leadership Meeting), Canterbury in 2016 to represent the ACNA at The Anglican Communion Primates Meeting, Africa (including the 2013 GAFCON in Nairobi, Kenya), Asia (many times for the Global South Anglicans), South America and Australia – ending with leading the ACNA delegation from North America to GAFCON Jerusalem in 2018 as well as coordinating the annual Provincial Council Meeting held in a foreign country.

In 7 years, there were plenty of times where I feared for my own personal safety or found myself rushing home to be with my children in Pittsburgh (and then Atlanta after moving with the transition in Archbishop from Pittsburgh to Loganville) after spending days in meetings or on airplanes.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) honoring volunteers stepping down from task force leadership with Foley Beach

Thanks to Facebook, I’m reminded constantly of such memories like 10 years ago today. Having put in the blood, sweat and tears into building the ACNA, I’ve got mixed feelings looking back on this 10th anniversary of being in Wheaton, Illinois to sign the Constitution and Canons. And I’m certainly entitled to my opinions since I’ve put in the time and been at all the meetings and done all the work. But, hindsight has turned into regret at times and I find myself working against the bitter root from setting in.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) presiding over a meeting as Chairman of the ACNA Retirement Plan overseeing $35 million in assets at the time.

Besides learning invaluable lessons on leadership, I believe I have an understanding of what Anglicanism is and is not – and what I believe Anglicanism can still be.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) at the historic vote in 2017 of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to affiliate with the ACNA after 6 years of work on bridging the gap between the two groups.

To quote Mark Twain: “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” And, I’m still standing, by the grace of God.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

* Bishop Jack Lumanog and The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola are not affiliated in any way with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and/or the Global Anglican Fellowship Conference (GAFCON).

Rest in peace: Bishop Chuck Murphy

Bishop Chuck Murphy

I am saddened to hear of the death of The Rt. Rev. Charles Hurt Murphy, III. (Obituary from Christianity Today)

Bishop Chuck entered into his eternal reward this morning. I was blessed to be under his leadership in The Anglican Mission for a time before going on to Pittsburgh with his blessing to serve the Anglican Church in North America in my current role as Canon to the Archbishop and Chief Operating Officer.

Bishop Murphy spoke clearly and often about the importance of the leader’s vision, taking risks for the Gospel and having a bias toward action in an Anglican apostolic movement.

I have fond memories of many a Winter Conference in a hotel ballroom in Birmingham, Jacksonville or Greensboro (a bunch of times!) where he would either say “money is muscle” in his Chairman’s Address or remind the clergy of following the Lord’s leading like “the pillar of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night” as Moses did.

Bishop Murphy spoke powerfully into my life over many annual presbyters retreats at All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, SC or praying over me at the Power Ministry Service at the annual Winter Conference.

Along with another significant ministry mentor in my life, Archbishop Randy Adler, Bishop Murphy gave me a renewed vision for the three streams of historic Christianity: sacramental, evangelical and charismatic. Three streams flowing into one mighty river.

+Chuck taught powerfully on leadership, stewardship, church planting and worship – “worship is God’s presence, God’s purposes, God’s pardon and God’s power.”

Bishop Chuck, rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Rest in peace: Archbishop Randy Adler

Archbishop Randy Adler praying over me in 1996 when I was an Assemblies of God pastor discerning a call to the Priesthood.


I just heard from a friend that Archbishop Austin Randolph Adler passed away on December 9th (Obituary from Charisma News here). Here he is praying for me back in 1996 – when I was an Assemblies of God pastor discerning a call to the Priesthood.

He left an indelible mark on my ministry. I don’t think I would be a priest today had it not been for his prophetic teaching ministry that spoke so powerfully into my life. 

Rest in peace, Archbishop Randy. I thank God for bringing you into my life.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Rest in peace: Bishop Ed Salmon

Bishop Jack Lumanog and Bishop Ed Salmon (center) and Archbishop Bob Duncan

The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. 
January 30, 1934 – June 29, 2016

Please keep the family the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. in your prayers. Bishop Salmon, who from 1990 – 2008 served as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following a battle with cancer.

Bishop Salmon was the 19th Dean and President of Nashotah House from 2008 – 2012; He had served as the President of the Anglican Digest. He received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor in 2007.

His pastoral ministry included tenures in numerous churches including All Saints, Chevy Chase, MD, 2010-2012; St. Michael and St George, St. Louis, MO 1978-2000; St. Paul’s, Fayettesville, AR 1967-1978; St. Andrew’s, Rogers, AR 1960-1963; St. James, Eureka Springs, AR 1960-1963; St. Thomas, Springdale, AR 1960-1963.

He was ordained to the diaconate June 24, 1960 and ordained to the priesthood March 1, 1961.

He received is BA from the University of the South; his BD from Virginia Theological Seminary; DD degrees from Nashotah House, the University of the South and Virginia Theological Seminary.

“Happy are those who die in the Lord, even so says the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.”

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Dr. Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with Meritorious Service to the Church Award

Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.

Dr. Jack Lumanog served as the graduation speaker today in Philadelphia for the 126th Commencement of Reformed Episcopal Seminary.

Following his commencement address, Dr. Lumanog was bestowed with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award for his leadership of the Anglican Church in North America.

Also receiving the Meritorious Service to the Church Award in this 126th Commencement alongside Dr. Lumanog was The Most Rev. Dr. Leonard Riches, who served as Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church from 1996-2014.

Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.