Pentecostal Pontifical Mass in Tallinn

On Sunday, June 4th, 2017, there was Solemn Pentecostal Pontifical Mass at Trinity Cathedral Chapel in Tallinn, Estonia. The Celebrant was the Ordinary, The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik, Bishop of The Diocese of Most Blessed Mary the Mother Of God (Estonia).

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Benin joined The Anglocatholic Church

On May 25, 2017 His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek incardinated The Reverend Father Denapko Armand Luc Bodea with the priests Fr. Clement Agpokpanzo, Fr. Juste Modeste Charles Abandedjan, and with Deacons Robert Yemen and Wilfried Thierry Sossouhounto and their 3 parishes with 500 church members into the Anglocatholic Church as The Diocese of Notre Dame de Guadalupe (Benin). The Revend Denapko Armand Luc Bodea is named as the Bishop Elect for the Diocese of Notre Dame de Guadalupe.

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The Anglocatholic Church in Numbers

The Anglocatholic Church is ministering in 16 countries in 195 parishes – 7 bishops, 333 priests, 646 deacons – clergy total 986. Church membership total is 49,023.

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Prayers asked for the First Conclave of the Anglocatholic Church

We ask your prayers for the effective and blessed First Conclave of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church and The Meeting of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church on August 4 – 6, 2017 in Seekonk, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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A Decree of The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church

By the decree of His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek of The Anglocatholic Church the membership of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church is: Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek, Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel and Canon David Smith. The decree is effective immediately – on May 22, 2017.

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Patriarch Ritsbek given a Medal of Merit by Royal Brotherhood

On Saturday May 20, 2017, His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek participated with The Reverend Gustav Piir from Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Investiture of The Estonian Grand Priory of The International Knights Order of Saint Michael the Archangel and the Investiture of The Royal Fraternity of Saint Teotonius of Portugal at Tallinn Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. Patriarch Ritsbek participated in blessing the new members of the Orders, prayed the Collect Prayer and gave the Benediction at the end of the Solemn Ceremony. During the ceremony, Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek was given the Medal of Merit by His Excellency, Grand Prior of The Royal Brotherhood of Saint Teotonius from Portugal, Ulisses Jose Pauleta Rolim. Patriarch Ritsbek gave the key-note speech at the Gala Banquet that night.

More photos here.

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Programme of the First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church

Friday August 4, 2017. 8.00 Breakfast, 10.00 Holy Mass (Red) – Celebrant and preacher Metropolitan Archbishop Samuel. 12.00 Lunch. 13.00 Break. 14.00 Presentation – Canon Smith: The Canon Law. 14.30 Discussion and Fellowship. 18.00 Supper.
Saturday August 5, 2017. 8.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Lecture about Liturgy – Canon Smith. 10:30 Discussion and Fellowship. 12.00 Lunch. 13.00 Break. 14.00 Rehersal of the Consecration Mass. 16.30 Early Supper. 18.00 Consecration Mass (White) – Celebrant and preacher Patriarch Ritsbek. 20.00 Reception and Fellowship
Sunday August 6, 2017. 8.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Low Mass (Green) – Celebrant and preacher Canon Smith. 10.00 Lecture about Preaching – Metropolitan Archbishop Samuel. 10.30 Discussion and Fellowship. 12.00 Lunch. 13.00 Break. 14.00 – Enthronement Mass (White) – Co-celebrants Patriarch Ritsbek and Metropolitan Archbishop Samuel, preaching Metropolitan Archbishop Samuel. 16.00 Break. 18.00 Closing Liturgy of Commisioning (Red), Liturgist Canon Smith, preacher Patriarch Ritsbek. 19.00 Supper and fellowship.
 

Photo. (From left) Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel; Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek; Canon David Smith.

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Time and Place of The First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church Changed

The First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church is planned to be in August 4 – 6, 2017 in Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.A. This will include meetings of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church, the meetings of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church, The Enthronement Solemn Mass of the Patriarch and the consecrations of Bishop Elect Paul Jacob Boardman and Bishop Elect Mathew Mount as Bishops for The Anglocatholic Church. Conclaves of The Anglocatholic Church happen once in four years, meetings of The Holy Synod once in two years.

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Five Year Anniversary Celebrated in Tallinn

On May th, 2017 at The Solemn Mass at Tallinn Holy Trinity Cathedral Chapel The Fifth Anniversary of The Anglocatholic Church in Estonia was celebrated. The celebrant of the Pontifical Mass was the Ordinary, The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik, Bishop of The Diocese of The Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God of The Anglocatholic Church.

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A New Bishop Elect in the U.S. – Father Boardman

It is great pleasure to announce, that we have a new Bishop Elect in our Communion – Father Paul Jacob Boardman from Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Bishop Elect Boardman will be leading The Diocese of Saint Michael of The Anglocatholic Church (U.S.A.)

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