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The Church of the Ascension A Parish of the Anglican Catholic Church in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States 13941 Braddock Road Centreville, VA 20120 (703) 830-3176
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Welcome to the Family of Jesus Christ!! Congratulations to Ava Olivia Moore on her baptism on July 26, 2015 making her a member of Christ, the Child of God, and an Inheritor of the kingdom of Heaven!!!
Father David Rupp - Requiescat In Pace It is will much regret and sadness that we must inform you that the Rev. Fr. David Carroll Rupp entered the gates of eternal life, on the evening of January 20th. Of your Christian charity, we beg your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. Rupp and pray for the peace and strength of his family. A requiem Mass was held at the Church of the Ascension on January 29th officiated by the Rt. Rev. Donald Lerow and the Rev. Michael Weaver, and the homily presented by the Rt. Rev. William McClean. The Rev. Fr. David Carroll Rupp - August 2, 1935 January 20, 2016 The Rev. David Carroll Rupp was born August 2, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Rebecca Elizabeth (nee: Westcott) and the late Jacob Carroll Rupp. He attended Woodbury H.S. in New Jersey, graduating two years ahead of the standard curriculum. He initially enrolled at Temple University and transferred to Gettysburg College, graduating with a B.S. in Social Studies. Later, he attended graduate school at Indiana University, completing his Masters Degree in Education (M.Ed.). Concurrent with his education, David also completed Military Service in the U.S. Army (Enlisted and Reserves) as well as with the Air Force Reserves, posted outside the U.S. in Korea and Japan. David first began pursuing Ministry work in graduate school and it was during his early involvement with the Salvation Army that he met and married Jaqueline Waldon. After his prior military service obligations had been met, both he and his wife completed seminary and accepted full commissions in the Salvation Army, assuming duty stations in Japan where they adopted the first of their three children, Sarah. Later, the family transferred back to be stationed in the Midwest United States where they later adopted their first son, Jacob. After ending his career with the Salvation Army, David accepted a federal civil service position with the General Services Administration, Office of Personnel Management in Chicago. Early in his tenure with GSA, he was promoted and transferred to the central office in Washington, DC, moving the family to Dale City, VA. After moving to the Northern Virginia area, David and Jackie adopted their third child and youngest son, Adam. During his work with GSA, David maintained an active interest in ministry and was ordained in the Greek Orthodox Church in 1977. He soon became acquainted with, and was subsequently accepted as, a priest in the Anglican Catholic Church. For more than 20 years, Father David served as Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Centreville, VA. It was also during this time that David enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, eventually earning a direct Commission as an Officer. He enjoyed a variety of duty assignments including port security protocols, Selective Service Officer and time as a recruiter. David retired with the rank of Lt. Commander. David lived a varied and full life. He had many personal and professional interests, held several professional certifications including a teaching license and licensed Hospital Chaplain (Virginia). He was a member of Sigma Phi Delta, the Masons and U.S. Mensa. After he formally retired from GSA, he was involved in federal contract service working on unmanned vehicle flight training programs. When he retiring from the Coast Guard and the Church, he continued to perform secular ministry work for the Anglican Church. As the Dioscian Missioner he served churches in Maryland and Virginia. Even after his condition prevented him from driving himself, his wife and occasionally his son would drive him and he continued his ministry as long as he was able. David is survived by his loving wife, of the last 65 years, Jacqueline Lois Rupp (née: Waldon, m. 1959) of Nokesville, VA; Three children; Sarah Evangeline Kahl, née Rupp (Bruce Kahl, Husband), Jacob Aaron Rupp, Esq., (Kimberly Rupp, née Gore, Wife) and Adam-Michael Andrew Rupp, four Grandchildren; Rachel Christine Martinez, née Kahl (Victor Martinez, Husband), Rebecca Lynn Kahl, Gavin James Rupp and Katherine Elizabeth Rupp and two Great-Grandchildren: Zachary Tyler Martinez and Gabriel Lucas Martinez.
Memorial Day Service On May 29th, the Church of the Ascension held an evening prayer service to remember all those who have lost their lives in the defense of our country. Father Arthur Woolley delivered the sermon. (Watch it here.) Many thanks to all who helped make it a great evening!!