Bishop Jack Lumanog to GA Congressman Barry Loudermilk

18 December 2019

Dear Congressman Barry Loudermilk,

Would you be willing to meet with a fellow Atlantan about your remarks comparing the impeachment of President Trump and Jesus’s trial before Pontius Pilate?

As a Christian leader and a Georgian, I’d love to understand where you are coming from and share my heart with you on the matter.

I don’t even know where to begin with this comparison between President Trump and Jesus Christ. The impeachment proceedings against the 45th president is not even close to our Lord and Savior’s last days of His earthly ministry. Also, if the President is impeached by the House, he does not face crucifixion in the Senate. 

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:7

Faithfully, in Christ,
The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I. Lumanog,
Bishop

The Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches
The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

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 – “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.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of South India


‪Today in the Anglican Communion’s cycle of prayer, we pray for the Church of South India.

This was from being welcomed on my visit to Hyderabad, India a few years ago.

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 serving at Habitat for Humanity project in Atlanta

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog up bright and early to help with the painting crew at a Habitat for Humanity building project in Atlanta, GA

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog was part of a Habitat for Humanity building project in his Atlanta neighborhood in partnership with local churches.

Even though he is not at all “handy” when it comes to construction projects, he was put to work on painting edging and trim for accent pieces!

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-elect Jack Lumanog on Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop and Martyr

Thomas Cranmer was one of the leaders of the English Reformation and was primarily responsible for the first Book of Common Prayers, 1549 and 1552.

During the reign of Edward VI, Cranmer was able to make great progress in reforming the doctrine, and practice of the Church. When Edward died he subscribed to the dying King’s will that succession should go to Lady Jane Grey. For this action and for his many reforms, he was arrested and imprisoned.

Cranmer wrote two recantations but in the end he denied his recantations, and died a hero of the reformation, saying, “Forasmuch as my hand offended in writing contrary to my heart, there my hand shall first be punished; for if I may come to the fire, it shall first be burned.” He was burned at the stake on 21 March 1556.

Merciful God, who through the work of Thomas Cranmer didst renew the worship of thy Church by restoring the language of the people, and through whose death didst reveal thy power in human weakness: Grant that by thy grace we may always worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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-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).