Solemn Requiem offered for King Richard III

His Excellency, Monsignor Douglas Lewins offered the annual Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of King Richard III, offered in the historic Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Spital-on-the-Street in Lincolnshire, re-founded in 1397 by Thomas de Aston following earlier foundations going back to a Templar foundation in the twelfth century. Interest in the…

African Church celebrates Ordination

His Excellency Archbishop Joannes-Mariae [Denis] Ngodobo is delighted to inform the wider communion of the Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite that he has ordained, Fr Ndongo Jean Audrey de Jesus (in religion, Jean-Marie of the Holy Rosary) to the sacred priesthood. Also in attendance was His Excellency, Msgr Martin William Obam Avella, auxillary bishop…

Ad Clerum: Notice ref freedom of religion and civil rights

It is with great sadness that the Metropolitan Chapter of the Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe announces the instruction to investigative lawyers to trace, with a view to civil and possibly criminal prosecution, the origins of defamatory i.e. libelous material by vexatious antagonists made against members of the Clergy and attempts to limit the…

Ad Clerum: Old Roman Catholic unity in Britain

On the Vigil of the Dormition [Assumption] of the Mother of God, the two leading prelates of canonical Old Roman Catholicism in the United Kingdom, their Excellencies Archbishop Douglas Lewins of the ORCC/GB and Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV of the ORCCE/LR, met informally for prayer and discussion at the Mother House of the Oratory of…

Patriarch Abune Paulose of Ethiopia enters Eternal Rest

16/8/2012 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Teklehaimanot passed away last night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was 76 years old.Official sources has confirmed the demise of the Patriarch .The Patriarch was seriously ill and was admitted to the…

An Appeal from the Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Church

A countless number of Christians and Muslims are victims of the violence; the hospitals are full with injuries and the pain is endless. Syrians, in spite of their religious backgrounds, have the right to live in their country with pride and dignity. During the past fifteen months, we have lost many people and a large…

Originally posted on The Brighton Oratory:
This coming Thursday (Aug 9th) is the ‘Vigil of St Laurence’ and as such is traditionally a “fast day”, as are most vigils (of apostles, solemnities etc). Regrettably fasting has become something of a neglected practice by most Christians and sadly most contemporary Catholics the practice of whose faith…

Public Debate ‘Freedom of speech’ « Carissimi

Public Debate ‘Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits’ Chaired by David Allen Green and with a panel including Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) and Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive, Christian Concern the debate will examine the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for…

ORCCE Metropolitan to speak about contemporary martyrdom and Syria

U.S.-backed rebels are committing Christian genocide in Syria, where they are sacking churches and issuing threats that all Christians will be cleansed from rebel-held territory. A mass exodus of thousands of Christians is taking place, even as mainstream Western reporters like Robert Fisk demonize those same Christians for being supportive of the secular regime. With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…