Bishop Thomas Hugh Bodkin elevated as Archbishop

On July 21, 2016 there was a Solemn Pontifcal Mass in Worthing, West Sussex, England where The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church elevated Bishop Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin as the Archbishop of The Archdiocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Theotokos (Ireland and United Kingdom) of The Anglocatholic Church. The following days Patriarch Ritsbek met with several potential candidates for clergy of The Anglocatholic Church and several laypeople. It was a very blessed trip of The Patriarch to Southern England and Archbishop Bodkin has very dynamic and growing ministry there.

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Changes in Patriarch’s Council of the ACC

By the decree of The Patriarch, on July 11, 2016 changes have been in the membership of the Patriarch’s Council of The Anglocatholic Church – instead The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik (Estonia) for enhancement of better ACC ministry in Estonia, The Most Reverend Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin (United Kingdom) has been apppointed as a member of The Patriarch’s Council of The Anglocatholic Church. Current Patriarch’s Council membership is: Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia); Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. David Crabtree (United States); Bishop Elect Glentis G. Samuel (Canada) and Archbishop Elect Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin (United Kingdom).

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Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church in Tallinn, Estonia, 2017

From July 7-9, 2017 there will be the First Conclave of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church in Tallinn, Estonia. The Holy Masses will be in the Chapel of The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tallinn, Conclave meetings at conference room of Hotel Metropol, which is the hotel for the participants also. During the Conclave, 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. Please pray for this great event! Before the Conclave there will be also the meetings of The Patriarch’s Council.

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Two new Archdioceses

By the decree of Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek on July 9th, 2016 two dioceses of The Anglocatholic Church have been elevated to the status of the Archdiocese. As of today we have Archdiocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Theotokos and Archdiocese of Saint Ignatius Loyola of The Anglocatholic Church.

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Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich joined us

The Most Reverend Dr. Martin Lakway Kiprotich joined our Anglocatholic Church. He is Metropolitan Archbishop of The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Good Shepherd of The Anglocatholic Church (South Sudan and Uganda). After Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek’s episcopal consecration in Kasase, Uganda in August 24, 2012 by Archbishop Kiiza Thomas, The Reverend Fr. Martin L. Kiprotich was the first bishop The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD had to consecrate as a bishop next day (On the photo). Great! And now we are in the same church – The Anglocatholic Church! Praise the Lord!

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Patriarch will visit England in July

God willing, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, will visit The Diocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the United Kingdom, led by The Most Reverend Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin, D.D., Ordinary of the diocese. Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek will be in England on July 21-26.

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Solemn Mass – Patriarch Ritsbek 20th anniversary in priesthood

On Sunday June 26, 2016 there was a solemn Pontifical Mass at Tallinn Cathedral of the Holy Trinity celebrating also the 20th anniversary of Patriarch Dr. Ritsbek’s ordination into prieshood. Celebrant was The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, Patriarch; co-celebrant The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik, Ordinary.

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Patriarch will visit United Kingdom

God willing, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, will visit The Diocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the United Kingdom, led by The Most Reverend Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin, D.D., Ordinary of the diocese. Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek will be in England on July 21-26.

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The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church

Global Metropolitan Archdiocese of The Holy Trinity, His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek; Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint George (Moldova, Thailand, U.S.A.), His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. David Crabtree; Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle (U.S.A.), His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Andrew Sagayam; Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Sepulchre (DR Congo), His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Donatien Tshihanta; Archdiocese of Saint Peter (U.S.A.), His Eminence Archbishop Reginald Pettigrew; Archdiocese of Saint Basil (Canada), His Excellency Bishop Elect Glentis G. Samuel; Archdiocese of Saint John the Apostle (Ghana, South Africa, Spain), His Excellency Bishop Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah; Diocese of Saint Chrysostom (Burundi), His Excellency Bishop Telesfore Ntashimikiro; Diocese of Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God (Estonia), His Excellency Bishop Dr. Raivo Kodanik; Diocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Ireland, United Kingdom), His Excellency Bishop Dr. Thomas Hugh Bodkin, OSB; Diocese of Saint Ignatius Loyola (Portugal, Spain), His Excellency Bishop Dr. Karol Benedict.

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Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Crabtree flew to Bangkok

The Most Reverend Dr. David Crabtree, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint George of The Anglocatholic Church and Vicar General of The Anglocatholic Church flew on June 23 to Bankok, Thailand. His visit from June 25 – July 11, 2016 to Bangkok Church of The Anglocatholic Church is filled with several ministries and activities. We pray for successful trip for Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. David Crabtree.

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