Ash Wednesday Services

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
February 14 at 7 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm 

At the 12 noon choral service we will welcome The Rt. Rev. James Ottley, retired Bishop of Panama and former Anglican Observer to the United Nations, as our guest preacher. 
Following the 12 noon service, lunch will be served in the Parish Hall.  Lunch is $10/person with proceeds benefiting St. Matthew’s Caring Kitchen Ministry. Please call the office to sign up: 561-276-4541

Bishop Ottley Bio
The Right Reverend James Ottley was born in Colon, Panama. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Caribbean, in Puerto Rico, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1964.  He returned to Panama as a priest and on January 21, 1984, was consecrated bishop and installed as the fifth bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Panama until 1995.

Bishop Ottley has a master’s degree in science with a specialization in clinical psychology. He has three honorary Doctoral Degrees (Honoris Causa): from the Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX; from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN; and from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He has co-authored many books including, First Time You Say Hello! Next Time We Will Be Friends.

Bishop Ottley served simultaneously as bishop of the Anglican Diocese of El Salvador from 1985-1992.  At the time Ottley was the bishop, Panama was a diocese in Province 9 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Panama is now part of the Anglican Church in Central America. He was subsequently appointed Anglican Observer at the United Nations by the Anglican Consultative Council and the Archbishop of Canterbury.  In 2000, he became interim bishop of the Diocese of Honduras, serving until the consecration of Lloyd Allen. He also served as Interim Bishop of the Diocese of Cuernavaca of the Anglican Church of Mexico, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida, and Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island.  He and his wife have four children and eight grandchildren.