Anglican Order of Preachers

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The Anglican Order of Preachers is an Anglican religious order sometimes referred to as "Dominicans". The order was founded in the late 1990s by the Reverend Jeffery Mackey O.P.A. in the United States, but it traces its spiritual heritage back to the first Order founded by St. Dominic. The order It includes both men and women, married and single, ordained and lay. While originating in the Episcopal Church of the United States it is recognized throughout the world wide Anglican Communion and has members from around the globe. The brothers and sisters live under a common rule of life. The order is a recognized "Christian Community" (a formal Episcopal term for a dispersed community of friars or sisters under modified monastic vows) of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Its aim is to capture the early spirit of St. Dominic's preaching movement. Members of the Order wear a liturgical habit when preaching or participating in liturgy. This habit is identical to the one worn by Roman Catholic Dominican Friars. Members of the Order must be Baptised and Confirmed in a church that is in Communion with the See of Canterbury. They first spend time as a postulant before becoming a Novice, and eventually taking Life Vows.

The current master of the order is Fr. Kevin Gooderich, a Priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.

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