ORC Italian Deanery erected

On Monday, 22nd April 2013 in Rome, Italy, His Grace Archbishop Douglas Lewins ORCC GB met with Mgr Alessandro Catullo in the shadow of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore to formally initiate the integration of the Orthodox Church of Italy (www.chiesaortodossa.it founded by Msgr. Antonio De Rosso) as an Old Roman Catholic deanery for…

Military Vicariate: Ordinary consecrated

On Sunday, 21 April 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada, His Eminence Archbishop Boniface Grosvold, Primate of the Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite (ORCC LR), consecrated to the holy Episcopate, the Most Reverend David Brian Fucci, Vicar Apostolic, having full ecclesiastical and legal jurisdiction over the Military Vicariate for the Old Roman Catholic Church. His…

ORCC LR Apostolic Vicar & Primatial Chapter appointed

ORCCLR CIC Article II Section 2: The Archbishop-Primate shall appoint a Vicar Apostolic, who shall assist the Archbishop-Primate in the exercise of his duties, and shall with the Archbishop – Primate be responsible to the General Synod of this Communion. The Vicar Apostolic shall be the assistant of the Archbishop-Primate in all matters ecclesiastical. ORCCLR CIC…

Statement by both Patriarchs of Antioch & All the East

Statement issued by the Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East of the Syriac Orthodox Church On Monday, 22 April 2013, we were taken by surprise at the news that our brothers Bishop Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Bishop John (Ibrahim) Syriac Orthodox…

Release Reports False!

A statement from the website of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America states: There have appeared many reports in both the Eastern and Western press that the two hierarchs who were abducted yesterday by terrorists in Syria, Metropolitan Boulos Yazge, Antiochian Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, and Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim, Syriac Archbishop of Aleppo,…

Two kidnapped Syrian bishops freed: church official

(Reuters) – Kidnappers freed two Syrian bishops on Tuesday who had been abducted in the northern city of Aleppo, a church official said, but the identities of their kidnappers remained uncertain. “The two are on their way to the patriarchy in Aleppo,” Bishop Tony Yazigi told Reuters in the capital Damascus. Yazigi, a relative of…

Rebels kidnap two Aleppo bishops

[22/04/13] Two Aleppian bishops were kidnapped by Syrian rebels in the outskirts of the city Monday evening, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported.  The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, which recieved news of the kidnapping of the two metropolitans this evening, will not issue any statement before tomorrow, pending their receiving complete and precise information about the kidnapping. The…

Old Roman Catholic publications

In addition to the much valued and appreciated efforts of Bishop Will Myers OSF of Kentucky’s Saint Gabriel Theological Press republishing liturgical and other books no longer in print, including the “Old Catholic Ritual and Missal” 1909 of Archbishop Arnold Harris Mathew, new authors are also being published. Two recent publications of note by Old Roman Catholics…

Metropolitan celebrates Sacrum Triduum

The Metropolitan of Europe, His Grace Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV offered the Divine Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter according to the traditional (i.e. pre-1955) rubrics of the Tridentine Rite at the Brighton Oratory this year accompanied by almost one thousand Daily Mass Online viewers in addition to the faithful present. The full horarium began with…