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…

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…

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,…

Abune Mathias, 6th Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

The Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe offers prayers for Abune Mathias, the 6th Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Abune Mathias was chosen to head the Church on February 28th, having previously served as Archbishop of Jerusalem. Previously, he was Archbishop of North America and eventually Archbishop of the United States of America….

Lent Appeal: Cameroon

An important part of Lenten Observance is almsgiving and here we present an opportunity for those looking for a deserving apostolate to give to as part of their Lenten observance… The Church in Cameroon continues to experience exceptional growth. More chapels like St John’s (pictured) are needed to supply the faithful of Cameroon with appropriate places…

Consecrations

During Pontifical Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of Hope in the Mother House of the Oratory of St John Vianney on the feast of St Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, Sunday 25th November 2012, His Grace the Metropolitan of Europe, Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV, assisted by His Grace Archbishop Douglas Lewins [ORCC GB] consecrated…

AXIOS! HE Bp William Myers

AD MULTOS ANNOS and congratulations to Monsignor William J Myers, today consecrated Bishop for Kentucky by His Grace, Archbishop Boniface Grosvold, Primate of the Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite in London, Ontario, Canada. Ordained priest in 2007 by His Grace, Archbishop Francis Facione (ORCCNA), His Excellency studied theology at the University of Joensuu, Finland, sociology…

Armenian Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem dies

His Grace, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Europe sent a message of condolence today to our Christian brethren of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem upon hearing of the passing of His Beatitude, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, 96th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, “memory eternal” and for whom we pray “requiescat in pace”. “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in…

Ad Clerum: Growth in Eastern Europe

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Friday 14th September, His Excellency Monsignor Martin Charlesworth visited the Shrine Church of St Joseph at Medjugorje to receive into the Province of Europe the Superior and Community of the Cistercians of St Joseph led by Fra. Andrijā-Bonifacije [Andrew-John] Škulić O.Cist.SJ. The Community had been in…

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: 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…

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…