Chicago Synod 2017

Chicago, USA: The first holy Synod of the canonical Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion took place on Thursday, November 9th last week in Chicago uniting two of the historic American incorporations, the See of Chicago [1917] and the Archdiocese of the Old Catholic Church in America [1925] and the Province of Europe. The purpose of the…

RIP Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor

Today on the Feast of St Giles, Abbot, the sad news of the passing to eternal rest of His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, emeritus Archbishop of Westminster and previously Bishop of Arundel & Brighton. His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey communicated the condolences of the clergy and faithful of the Province of Europe to His…

Octave of Christian Unity 2017

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins today, the Feast of the Chair of St Peter, January 25th 2017. Begun in 1908 as the “Octave of Christian Unity”, and focused on prayer for church unity, the dates for the week were proposed by Father Paul Wattson, cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars. He conceived of the…

A message for Christmas 2016

The Metropolitan of Europe’s Christmas message for 2016 is published ahead of the celebration of the commemoration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ this coming Sunday. In his message, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV, Archbishop of Selsey, reflected on the meaning of the Incarnation as a practical reality in the lives of those seeking to…

Chapter of the bishopric of Selsey

Lynmouth, UK: Between Sunday 18th October to Thursday 22nd October, clergy of the bishopric of Selsey joined their Ordinary, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV in Chapter. Accommodation was provided courtesy of Canon Emilio Tundidor-Suarez OSJV at The Rock House hotel and by gracious permission of the Anglican Bishop of Exeter, the daily round of liturgical Offices, private Masses…

New oratory blessed

Kentucky, USA: The Oratory of Our Lady of Victory in Goshen, KY was solemnly blessed by Archbishop Douglas Lewins on October 18th. A Mass celebrating St. Luke, whose feast was commemorated, followed the blessing.

Archbishop Carfora memory honoured

Chicago, USA: On October 11th, 2015 the grave of Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora was solemnly blessed with a new headstone. This was secured through the efforts of Canon Kelly, to whom the Church is truly grateful. Following the blessing the clergy and faithful gathered at St. Anne’s Mission for a Pontifical Low Mass celebrated by…

Chicago Synod 2015

Chicago, USA: A regional Synod of the Old Roman Catholic Church in America was held in Chicago on October 10th hosted by  the St. Anne Mission. Archbishop Douglas Lewins from the United Kingdom joined Archbishop Myers and his clergy as they identified opportunities for growth. A Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost was celebrated and…

Metropolitan speaks at House of Lords

London, UK: His grace, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Europe was a keynote speaker and member of the “expert panel” at the House of Lords in a debate entitled “Refugees and Migrants – morals and dilemmas” hosted by Baron John, the Lord Laird of Artigarvan. The other keynote speakers were Councillor Christopher Precious, the Mayor of…

9/11 Memorial Service

Chicago, USA: Canon Kelly led a 9/11 Memorial Service at Irving Park Cemetery where he serves as chaplain. The moving event was attended by a variety of first responders as well as those wishing to honor the memories of people who perished.

Metropolitan visits Circus

Brighton, UK: Since walking a tightrope for local HIV/AIDS hospice The Sussex Beacon in 2009, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV has maintained a relationship with the Zippos Circus family. On Easter Monday 2014 his excellency administered the sacrament of baptism for the famous Rastelli clown family and is ever available to members of the circus for spiritual…

Chicago Memorial Day

Chicago, USA: The pastor of St. Anne’s Mission, Canon Nioclás Kelly, also serves as chaplain to Irving Park Cemetery. The cemetery holds an annual Memorial Day service at which Canon Kelly presided. The cemetery is also home to the grave of Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora (d. 1958).