On February 26th, 2017 there will be the First Anniversary of The Anglocatholic Church celebrated in all Anglocatholic Church parishes. On February 21, 2016 The Anglocatholic Church was established at the Founding Synod by The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD. At our Foundation Day Solemn Masses on February 26, 2017 there will be collections/donations in all Anglocatholic Church parishes worldwide for Patriarch’s Fund for World Missions.
The Anglican Episcopal Communion, led by The Most Reverend Dr. Baiju Ansalam (Asia) has joined The Anglocatholic Church with Archbishop Dr. Benny Yesu and 30 bishops in India. It will be The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Anglican Episcopal Communion of The Anglocatholic Church under Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Ansalam. WELCOME!
God willing, The Patriarch Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, plans to have three episcopal consecrations this July. Early July Fr. Dominic Mackiewicz from Moscow, Russia will be consecrated as a Bishop in Tallinn, Estonia. If financially possible, late July or early August in Kigali, Rwanda there will be episcopal consecrations by His Beatitude Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek of Fr. Jean Laurent Dan Gatera from Kigali, Rwanda and Fr. Simon Kibonge from Bukavu, DR Congo.
By the decree of His Beatitude, Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, The Anglocatholic Church a new diocese – The Diocese of the Prophet Daniel in East Africa of The Anglocatholic Church (Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda) has been established. Currently the Diocese works under the leadership of The Reverend Father Jean Laurent Dan Gatera, Dip.Theol, L.L.B., B.Sc., M.B.A. in 105 parishes in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. In the nearest future Father Gatera will be nominated as a Bishop Elect of the mentioned diocese, and we hope that after some time it will be an Archdiocese with dioceses in three different countries mentioned (Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi), the center of the Diocese and later Archdiocese will be in Rwanda. Currently we have under The Reverend Father Gatera 105 parishes with 232 priests, 445 deacons with total number of faithful 41,542.
By the end of AD 2016 The Anglocatholic Church has worldwide in 19 countries 202 parishes with 9 bishops, 334 priests, 642 deacons – total clergy 985 – with total church membership 70,268.
With The Reverend Father Jean Laurent Dan Gatera, Dip.Theol, L.L.B.,M.Sc. M.B.A, 105 churches have joined The Anglocatholic Church. 50 churches in Rwanda, 30 churches in Uganda and 25 churches in Burundi.
From July 7-9, 2017 there will be the First Conclave of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church in Tallinn, Estonia. Most Holy Masses will be in the Chapel of The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tallinn.
During the Conclave, on July 8, 2017, there will be Solemn Mass with Official Enthronement as the Patriarch of the Anglocatholic Church of The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD at Viimsi Evangelical Free Church, Tallinn, Estonia.
Before the Conclave there will be meetings of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church on July 5-6, 2017.
Before the Conclave, on July 4th, there will be the consecration as a Bishop – The Reverend Father Domic Mackiewicz from Russia at the Chapel of The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tallinn.
Please pray for all these great events!
Bishop George Otieno Odhiambo has been incardinated into The Anglocatholic Church by His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD. With Bishop Otieno we have 13 churches with 9 priests and one deacon and a theological seminary with over 22,000 faithful in Kenya and in Zambia. Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek has nominated Bishop George Otieno Odhiambo as Archbishop Elect in The Anglocatholic Church. Archbishop Elect George Otieno Odhiambo will be over The Archdiocese of Divine Mercy of The Anglocatholic Church (Kenya and Zambia).
The first Patriarch and founder of The Charismatic Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend A. Randolph Adler passed away on December 9, 2016 at the age of 71. Archbishop Adler was the most influential person from whom Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek learned the convergence movement, the liturgical and sacramental church life, the Early Church and many other important things in the life of the Church. PAX IN INTERNUM!