Bishop Jack Lumanog – sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:1-14

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Collect of the Day

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you 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 Jack Lumanog

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I. (Jack) Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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The Right Rev. Dr. Jack Lumanog
is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Bishop Jack Lumanog with Bishop Michael Hafidh (Diocese of Zanzibar, The Anglican Church of Tanzania)

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I. (Jack) Lumanog is a Bishop in the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. He is an internationally renowned pastor, evangelist and from 2011-2018, a denominational leader with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Click here for more…

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* 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).

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 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.

Dr. Jack Lumanog endorses “The New Pilgrims”

Dr. Jack Lumanog’s endorses the new book “The New Pilgrims” by Dr. Joe Castleberry

Dr. Jack Lumanog endorses the new book by Dr. Joe Castleberry, “The New Pilgrims.” Dr. Lumanog’s endorsement appears in the book which addresses the strategic immigration debate that is a major focus of the 24/7 news cycle and will continue even beyond the 2016 presidential election.

Dr. Jack Lumanog’s endorsement of “The New Pilgrims”

“What is needed now more than ever in this difficult conversation about race and immigration is context—and The New Pilgrims certainly delivers on context. Dr. Joseph Castleberry tackles this urgent issue very effectively with historical and sociological insight and gives us a gospel-oriented vision of our country. As a Filipino and first-generation American myself, I hope to be one of the many who proudly take up the mantle of The New Pilgrims. This book is a must-read for all who want a fully informed view on the place of immigrants in our new society.”

The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon I. Lumanog
Archbishop’s Canon and Chief Operating Officer, Anglicahttp://www.anglicanchurch.netn Church in North America

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 at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

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 Dr. Justyn Terry for his exceptional service as Dean/President at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
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) in his role as non-faculty dissertation examiner standing with faculty and graduates from the class of 2016 at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry


So good to see so many dear friends at Trinity School for Ministry commencement today where I serve on committees for doctoral dissertation defenses.

It was good to be with the Class of 2016 where some of the graduates in the doctoral program defended their dissertations with me as an external reader alongside their faculty advisor.

And Dr. Justyn Terry was honored for his exceptional service as he steps down as Dean/President and was given the distinction of Professor Emeritus.

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.