LENT CANA East Newsletter

Bishop Julian Dobbs on… 
the season of Lent and the invitation of Jesus 
Lent is a time of penitence, fasting and prayer, in preparation for the great Feast of the Resurrection. And as we journey through these forty days, we do so by hearing and answering our Savior’s call.
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Christian deaths are spiraling in Nigeria as militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists escalate their attacks, according to reports from religious liberty watchdog groups.
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Book of Common Prayer 1662]


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Lent Reading?
Consider:  The Forgotten Cross:  
Some Neglected Aspects of the Cross of Christ (2015)


This is a short book of expositions from the Bible, examining the cross and… success (1 Corinthians 1), service (Mark 10:32-45), suffering (1 Peter 212-25), separation (Ephesians 2:11-22), sanctification (Titus 2:1-15), and supremacy (Colossians 2:6-23)… while many have been preoccupied fighting battles over penal substitutionary atonement, we have often neglected other vital aspects of the death of Jesus.
CANA East believes in prayer
May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. ( Psalm 141:2)

The Bishop’s Schedule
Bishop Julian Dobbs
Mar. 23-24 Good Shepherd | Binghamton, NY
Apr. 6-7 Christ Church | New York, NY
Apr. 13-14 Calvary Anglican | Plainfield, NJ
Apr. 19 St. Leonard’s | Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 20-21 St. Stephen’s & Resurrection | NY
May 5 Christ the King | Maryland

May 16-18 CANA East Synod | Souderton, PA

Why Katartismos?

Katartismos Global

Katartismos Global is a 501[C]3 organization that exists to equip the Church for mission and ministry.

Writing to the Christians in Ephesus in chapter 4 the Apostle Paul writes gifts are given to the church by its Lord and Head to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.  Ephesians 4, 12, 13.

καταρτισμός katartismos;  complete furnishing — perfecting.

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Bishop Julian Dobbs

Bishop David Bena

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To contact Katartismos please email: katartismosglobal@gmail.com

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Jesus still says, “GO”

World Mission Sunday February 10, 2019

Greetings the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Lord Jesus Christ commissioned his disciples to go and proclaim the gospel. This was His commission then and it is still His commission to us noEastSeal.orangew! People in our communities, nation and world are all in desperate need of knowing the love of God and the forgiveness of their sins. Alongside this commission,our mission includes serving those in need and protecting every human life (born and unborn).

God has given us the wonderful responsibility to be salt to the earth and light to the world.Christians are those who can impact their communities and the world more than anyone else because we have been entrusted with the message of Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again.

This year’s mission conference and synod ‘Together in the Harvest’ (May 16-18) will help to equip us in this mission to the world. I hope to see many of you there.

On this Sunday, when we consider our mission to the world, let us rededicate ourselves to the mission to which we have all been called and make known the good news of Jesus through word and deed. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

Jesus still says, ‘go’.