The Rev. Canon Jason Bray appointed as visiting theologian of the Order of Christ the Saviour

Order of Christ the Saviour
Posted Mar 11, 2024

The Rev. Canon Jason Bray, new visiting theologian of the Order of Christ the Saviour.

On March 5, 2024, the Very Rev. Br. Andrew Hook, OCS, Prelate of the Order, appointed Canon Jason Bray as Visiting Theologian to the Order of Christ the Saviour (OCS), a dispersed Dominican community in The Episcopal Church. Canon Bray will serve as an external expert consultant to the Order’s liturgical and theological working groups, and as guest faculty to the members of the Order. The Brothers have prayerfully discerned and have consented to the Prelate’s special appointment.

Canon Bray is the author of the best-selling book “Deliverance”, and is Convener for the Deliverance Ministry Team in the Diocese of St. Asaph, in the Church in Wales. He has served as a training officer, a university lecturer on the Old Testament, as well as a vicar in the Valleys and in North Wales. An Anglican Priest for over twenty-five years, Canon Bray currently serves as Vicar at St. Giles’ Church in Wrexham.

Although his term begins upon appointment, Canon Bray will formally be recognized at the annual assembly, where he will be presented with a special biretta by the Prelate accompanied with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The presentation of the styled biretta is a long-standing Dominican tradition, and is one of the highest honors conferred by the historic Order of Preachers, intended to recognize a renowned scholar who has made significant academic contributions to the Church and her people.

OCS is an Anglican Dominican order that leverages Thomistic theology to advance the academic study, teaching, and practice of deliverance ministry in the Anglican Communion. The Order follows the Rule of St. Augustine, and its Friars are vowed to tenets of traditional Dominican spirituality in regular observance of daily prayer, life-long formation, community service, and frequent participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Members may or may not also be ordained to Holy Orders, and are confirmed communicants in good standing within an Anglican church in communion with the See of Canterbury.​ OCS is an Associate community of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities (NAECC).