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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    Who Controls the Future of the Anglican Church in North America

    • May 31, 2024
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    In this video, I discuss my perspective on what I believe will shape the future of the Anglican Church in North America and explain why I have aligned myself with the Reformed Episcopal Church.


    I reflect on my past experience in California politics, where I served as the youngest elected vice president of the California Republican Assembly and worked in various political roles for nearly a decade. I see a parallel between the political echo chambers I observed and similar patterns in theological discussions.

    Even though I’m firmly conservative—I believe in male-only...

    On the FACTS Podcast: “Augustine of Canterbury: The Beginnings of the Church of England?”

    I recently had the incredible opportunity to join Dr. Stephen Boyce on the FACTS podcast, where we delved into a fascinating discussion about the origins of the Church of and in England. It was a joy to explore this rich historical topic and share insights with the FACTS community. In case you missed the episode, here’s the video and a recap of our conversation and some reflections on the key points we covered.

    Unpacking the Origins of the Church of England

    One of the central themes of our discussion was the widespread...

    Banquet of the Bedes 2024

    • April 18, 2024
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    Erik Landstrom of Grace Academy & RE Church writes: 

    Dear ASA members,

      You are cordially invited to the Banquet of the Bedes on Thursday, June 13, 2024. The event begins with Evening Prayer at Christ the King (ACNA) in Alexandria, VA, and continues with dinner at the Del Ray Café (also in Alexandria, VA). Come join your fellow Classical Anglican educators for a memorable evening of camaraderie and fine dining, together with an address from our own Fr. Steve Macias (Canterbury School, Los Altos, CA). Details can be found on the...

    REC Clericus in Arizona

    Our recent Reformed Episcopal Diocese of Mid-America Western Deanery Clericus event was held from February 21-23 at Christ Anglican Church (Anglican Province of Christ the King) in Cave Creek / Carefree, Arizona.

    A highlight of the Clericus was the insightful teachings delivered by our own deanery’s priest, the Rev. Dr. Greg Peters. As the Rector of Anglican Church of the Epiphany (REC) in La Mirada, California, and a professor at Biola University, Dr. Peters brought a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the table. His four sessions on “Anglican Spirituality...

    CSI continues to Grow in San Francisco Bay Area

    In the heart of Los Altos, amidst the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, is my parish St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Here we continue to forge bonds with the Church of South India (CSI) through our mission church plant.

    One of the most significant milestones in this journey has been the establishment of a new mission, where members of the CSI community gather to worship on Saturdays.

    I’ve had the privilege of preaching and celebrating Holy Communion for our CSI brothers and sisters, fostering a sense of unity and mutual respect. It’s...

    “No salvation outside the Church” say Calvin, Luther, and Church Fathers

    • January 22, 2024
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    Calvin: “The Visible Church as Mother of Believers But because it is now our intention to discuss the visible church, let us learn even from the simple title “mother” how useful, indeed how necessary, it is that we should know her. For there is no other way to enter into life unless this mother conceive us in her womb, give us birth, nourish us at her breast, and lastly, unless she keep us under her care and guidance until, putting off mortal flesh, we become like the angels [Matthew 22:30]....

    Are Bishops (Overseers) the same as Presbyters (Elders)?

    Working through Ch. 14 of The Lord’s Service and the Ecclesiology of Ministers. As Anglicans, we disagree with Meyer’s presbyterian form of government. Here’s a our video from our study at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. 

    Notes: CAPTAINS AND COURTS (A BIBLICAL DEFENSE OF EPISCOPAL GOVERNMENT) by the Rev. Dr. Ray R. Sutton https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-conten…

    The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans Ch.8:

    “See that you all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of...

    Priesthood of All Believers – Flexible Leadership

    I delivered a set of lectures on the Book of Hebrews at the 2023 West Coast Chinese Christian Conference (WCCCC) aboard a Carnival cruise ship on a 4-day trip from Long Beach to Ensenada, Mexico.

    I’ve posted the audio I recorded on my phone on our Church’s SermonAudio Page (Saint Paul’s) for the lecture I titled, “Priesthood of All Believers – Flexible Leadership.”


    We are all priests, but the type of priest we are is best codified in the phrase of the Reformation known as the “priesthood of all believers.”...

    Reciprocated love in Narcissus

    “…for in the mirroring surface of the water he saw the handsomest face he had ever seen.” (D’Aulaire, 1962, p. 95)

    The well-known Greek tragedy of Narcissus occupies a significant position in contemporary psychological literature, primarily because of its association with the pathological manifestation of self-importance linked to the name. The myth unfolds with the tragic story of Echo, a nymph who not only serves as a tangible character in the narrative but also functions as a “mythological cosmogony,” providing an explanation for the reverberation of sound wave phenomena....

    Anglican History and Head Coverings (1 Corinthians 11)

    Anglicans can be rather fussy about clergy hats, bishops love their mitres and priests their hats and caps. But we also have a long tradition in support of female head coverings. Below I will continue to collect Anglican resources that speak to the compelling case for veiling (female head coverings) in the Anglican Tradition. Feel free to comment additional resources, with citations, for inclusion and credit. While not every writer explicitly includes their support, I have not yet found an Anglican divine against the practice.

    England just before the Reformation...