About Me

My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.


I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.


I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.


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    39 Articles: Ecumenical or Confessional?

    39 Articles: Ecumenical or Confessional?

    From Catechesis at Saint Paul’s on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Page numbers are from Kindle edition, not the print book. Quotes from Chapter 6 of The Thirty-nine Articles: Their Place and Use Today by Prof J I Packer and R T Beckwith. Link: https://amzn.to/3VdalJ6

    “If confessing the faith is a Christian duty, the Creeds are a Biblical and ecumenically-acceptable way of carrying it out.”

    “…the Articles are common to almost all the Anglican churches, and are one of the strongest link between those churches and continental Protestantism…”

    “To play down our Reformation...

    Intro to Norse Mythology

    Intro to Norse Mythology

    I’ve always had a particular fondness toward the Norse legends because of my own family history. My 2nd great-grandfather Erick Karl Lind emmigrated at the end of the 19th century from Sweden. He was from Hubbo, a small church village in the province of Västmanland, just north of Västerås. My grandfather kept this Nordic and Scandinavian heritage alive by naming my mother Thora Lind. (I also have a second cousin with the name Loki.) Therefore, I had heard about about Thor and Odin long before Marvel ever made them into...

    Study Guide: A Use for the 39 Articles

    Study Guide: A Use for the 39 Articles

    "One's sacramental theology expresses one's doctrine of God and man, creation and redemption, sin and grace, the work of Christ and of the Holy Spirit... it is in truth the roof of one's theological house..." (pg. 91) ...
    Abraham Kuyper – Calvinism and the Transformation of Culture – Biography and Impact

    Abraham Kuyper – Calvinism and the Transformation of Culture – Biography and Impact

    • July 12, 2022
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    Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) dominated the religious and political life of the Netherlands for nearly half a century, and his ideas continue to inspire an international school of thought. A prolific intellectual and theologian, he founded the Free University in Amsterdam and was instrumental in the development of Neo-Calvinism. He was also an active politician, serving as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands beginning in 1874 and serving as Prime Minister from 1901 to 1905. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. The most...

    Books for Starter Anglicans

    Books for Starter Anglicans

    • March 11, 2022
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    Recently, a parishioner requested a book table which got me thinking about what to include.

    Here’s what I decided to buy for our Parish Book Table:

    Knowing God, JI Packer (Affiliate link)

    Outline of an Anglican Life, Tarsitano

    Signed Sealed and Delivered, Sutton

    Monkhood of All Believers, Peters (Affiliate link)

    Although the institution of monasticism has existed in the Christian church since the first century, it is often misunderstood. Greg Peters, an expert in monastic studies, reintroduces historic monasticism to the Protestant church, articulating a monastic spirituality for all believers.

    As Peters explains, what...

    The Prayerbook as the Basis for a Unified Christendom

    The Prayerbook as the Basis for a Unified Christendom

    • March 02, 2022
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    In 1861, Bishop Cummins delivered a sermon in Philadelphia, in behalf of the Bishop White Prayer Book Society, and in 1867, after he had been consecrated to the Episcopate, as Assistant Bishop of Kentucky, he preached before the Convention of that Diocese that same sermon, rewritten, with additional matter. 

    “Again, we claim this high position for the Prayer Book because it is committed to no human system of theology, but is broad enough and comprehensive enough to embrace men who differ widely in their interpretations and definitions of Scriptural truth.

    It is...

    Outline of the Christian Life

    Outline of the Christian Life

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    REC Episcopal Recorder #2032 Outline of An Anglican Life by the Rev. Dr. Louis Tarsitano (Order Form) (Online)

    Chapter 1: The Church (February 27)

    PDF: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Anglican_Faith-_Chapter_1.pdf

    Video: https://youtu.be/wk0hbZqo-zY

    Chapter 2: The Doctrine of God (March 6th)

    PDF: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/chapter2.pdf

    Video: https://youtu.be/Egs3CvM89WM

    Chapter 3: Sin, Salvation, and Grace (March 13th)

    PDF: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Lesson3.pdf

    Video: Coming Soon

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    “Tomorrow” in memoriam Dr. Gary North

    “Tomorrow” in memoriam Dr. Gary North

    Tomorrow.

    For years I would ask Dr. North a question and he would simply reply “Tomorrow” – which meant he was going to think it over and give me a full answer the next day. He encouraged me, challenged me, and even berated me from time to time.

    In times of mental darkness, Dr. North had the ability to set me straight and refill my soul with hope. His “by 20-30-40” remains an essential part of my “adult metrics.” (link “Three Milestones”)

    Years ago, when I was lamenting the hurdles of...

    RNS Quotes: On Indian Christian Persecution

    RNS Quotes: On Indian Christian Persecution

    A press release published in the Religious News Service (RNS) entitled, “Californian clergy coalition prays and speaks for persecuted Indian Christians” quotes me with the following:

    “The great moral evil that will be remembered in the year 2022 is the persecution of the millions of Christians in India,” declared Fr. Steve Macias, a priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church, as he joined fellow clergy-members to raise awareness about the escalating persecution of Indian Christians. “The religious persecution that many Christians refuse to look at, refuse to pay attention to, refuse...

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