A Pastoral Letter for Christmas 2016

Metropolitan William of Kentucky’s pastoral letter for Christmas to the clergy and faithful of North America. CHRISTMAS PASTORAL: 2016 DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST: As we progress in this new Church year and this new calendar year we acknowledge that 2016 was a challenging year for Americans. A divisive election, violence throughout the world,…

Metropolitan to attend new Chemin Neuf community inauguration

Brighton, UK: His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV will attend the launch of a new Chemin Neuf community in Brighton & Hove. The invitation from the Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops of Chichester and Arundel & Brighton respectively and founder, Fr Laurent Fabre, Leader of the Chemin Neuf Community, announces the inauguration of a new Mission…

Chapel wall icons completed

Brighton, UK: Local artist Shirley Veater has completed writing (term in iconography for painting) wall icons on the walls of the “Chapel in the Inn” of the Brighton Oratory. The chapel is located in the cellar of the “Cherubs Kitchen” apostolate in the centre of Brighton & Hove, and daily Mass is offered and broadcast…

Franciscan Profession

Chicago, USA: Congratulations to Br. Jamie (Alaniz) who was professed into simple vows in the Missionary Franciscans of Christ the King on February 8, 2015. His vows were received by Canon Kelly at St. Anne Old Roman Catholic Mission in Chicago. The Missionary Franciscans of Christ the King were founded on the feast of the…

Holy Synod 2014

The first ever international holy Synod of canonical orthodox Old Roman Catholic jurisdictions since the time of Archbishop Arnold H Mathew, took place on Saturday, July 5th at the Brighton Oratory in Sussex, England. Clergy and members of the Old Roman Catholic Churches in Great Britain, Europe, and America joined together in prayer, in fellowship…

Metropolitan of Europe’s Easter Message

  Carissimi With great joy we greet all the clergy and faithful of our Province this Paschaltide! Having commemorated the salvific events of the Sacrum Triduum, once again we rejoice in the remembrance of ourselves as an “Easter people and ‘alleluia’ is our song!”  (St Augustine of Hippo) Our Lenten and Passiontide fast being over,…

Bishop interdicted

DECREE OF SUSPENSION & PERSONAL INTERDICTION Of Mgr George Papathanasiou WE Jerome Lloyd OSJV by the grace of God, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe, ever desiring to fulfil our duty as a guardian of the holy Catholic and Apostolic Church necessitating sometimes the exercise of charitable correction, do hereby require…

Embertide Ordinations 2013: Europe

During Solemn Pontifical High Mass for the Feast of St Matthew the Apostle, offered in the Chapel on the Green, Twickenham (London UK), His Grace, Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV, Metropolitan of Europe, ordained to the holy Priesthood the Revd Andrew Scurr and Fra Bonfiacije Skulic OSB. The occasion is thought possibly to have been the…

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Originally posted on The Brighton Oratory:
St Wilfrid of York, Apostle to the South Saxons, Co-Patron of the Sussex Mission: Missa “Sacerdotes tui” Wilfrid was born in Northumbria in 634. He was educated in the Celtic tradition by Monks in the monastery on Lindisfarne (called Holy Island today) a small island off the Northumberland coast. As a young…