Dennis installed to Master of the Order of Preachers


James R. Dennis, member of St. Mark’s, San Antonio, was installed as the Master of the Anglican Order of Preachers on August 9, 2017 at St. Mark’s. The Anglican Order of Preachers, commonly known as Dominicans, is a religious order of men and women, lay and clergy, that was founded in 1999 as an Anglican expression of the order established by St. Dominic more than 800 years ago.

Although the Order is a monastic order, members live secular lives, taking vows of simplicity, purity, and obedience. They spend an hour a day in prayer and another hour a day in study, and follow a call to teach and preach.

The Order has members in eight countries: the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Puerto Rico, Australia, and China.
Dennis is an author and former attorney. He has co-authored four mysteries set on the Texas coast under the pen name of Miles Arceneaux and has written a book of poetry, Conversations in D Minor. 

Photo: The Rev. Mike Marsh (left), rector of St. Philip's, Uvalde, stands with Dennis (right). Marsh preached at the installation service.

Submitted by Marjorie George.