Axios! Youhanna X, New Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch!

His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop, Jerome Lloyd OSJV today sent greeting to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch upon the election of  His Beatitude Metropolitan Youhanna al-Yaziji as the new Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant and Antioch. He will succeed late Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim, who passed away on December 5. He will be known as Patriarch…

Consecration: Diocese of California

On Sunday, 16 December, “Gaudete” Sunday, at 2pm PST, His Excellency Bishop Terence Herrera-LaFavre, Dicoesan Bishop of the ORCC/LR Diocese of California, under mandate from the Primate, consecrated to the sacred episcopate the Vicar General, His Excellency the Mt Revd Michael Parrish as auxiliary bishop of the same diocese. The Rite took place  at the…

Ordinations – Colombia

Congratulations to Fathers Gustavo Aldolfo Gomez and Carmelo Lopez Villalba, ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday, November 24th 2012 by His Grace, Metropolitan Archbishop Omar Rojas of South America.

Walsingham pilgrimage

This ecumenical pre-Advent Retreat was designed as a pilgrimage. On Monday 26th of November, we met together in the village of Walsingham for a late lunch. Subdeacon Andrew Scurr and I driving from Brighton, Msgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV arriving from Northampton together with his newly consecrated bishops, Msgrs’ Martin Charlesworth from Leeds and Jonas Röggla from Italy,…

Patriarch of Antioch “Memory Eternal” RIP

It is with great sadness that we report that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, after having suffered a stroke earlier this week. There are no details yet available regarding services or the funeral, but…