On Sunday, January 20th, 2019, there was Solemn Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Basil in Toronto, Canada. The chief consecrator was Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel, Ordinary of Metropolitan Archdiocese of Our Lady and Saint Basil of The Anglocatholic Church (Canada). Also was present The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church. Two priests were ordained – The Reverend Fr. Terrence Richards and The Reverend Fr. Dr. Glenn Reid and one one deacon was ordained – The Reverend Deacon Adli Juvaidah.
On the photo from left: Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith; The Reverend Deacon Adli Juvaidah; Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel; Claudette Sylvester – Acolyte and Sacristan; The Reverend Father Terrence Richards; The Reverend Father Dr. Glenn Reid.
During the year of the Lord 2018 the Anglocatholic Church was growing in all areas. Praise the Lord! We began to minister in 11 new countries, we have 7 new archdiocesis, and 15 new diocesis. We had 82 new parishes and 12,987 new members! We had 20 new bishops, 105 new priests, and 50 new deacons. Total 175 new clergymen. Praise to the Lord!
God willing, from June 27 to July 1, 2019 there will be the Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church in Toronto (Canada), the only legislative body of The Anglocatholic Church. The ten current members of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church are:
Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia) Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith (Canada) Primate Dr. Jean Ndjewel (Cameroon) Primate Dr. Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana (Philippines) Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia) Primate Jose Fernando de Faria (Brazil) Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France) Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Godwin Booysen (South Africa) Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis Gladstone Samuel (Canada) Bishop Paul Jacob Boardman, Jr. (United States)
On Sunday, January 13, 2019 there were ordinations in Garissa, Kenya, where Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Martin Lakway Kiprotich, DD ordained two priests and 4 deacons. They will be serving at The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Mark the Evangelist of The Anglocatholic Church.
The Second Conclave of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church is planned to happen on September 29 – October 3, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. Before this Conclave there will be the Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church September 27-28, 2021. From that gathering on our Conclaves are planned once in four years (with two days earlier Convocations of the Holy Synod). So the Conclaves, God willing, will be in 2025, 2029, 2033 etc.
His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich, D.D., The Metropolitan Archbishop of The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Mark the Evangelist of The Anglocatholic Church (Uganda) announces that on Sunday, January 13, 2019, there will be in Kenya, East Africa, Solemn Masses of ordinations and confirmations. There will be ordained one priest and three deacons and 143 lay people will join The Anglocatholic Church.
The Reverend Father Carlos Francisco Aylwardo with his four priests and two monastic brothers in Guayaquil, Ecuador have joined The Anglocatholic Church. By the decree of The Patriarch, January 4, 2019, The Reverend Carlos Francisco Aylwardo has been nominated as Bishop Elect for Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He will lead The Diocese of Saint Andrew of Bethsaida of The Anglocatholic Church (Ecuador).
God willing, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, has in his travel plans just now for the year of the Lord 2019: May 3 – 13 Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa (Patriarchal Visitation); June 25 – July 2 Toronto, Canada (Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church); August 5 – 10 Durham, England, United Kingdom (Societas Liturgica Bi-annual Conference). If there are any planned possible visitations for the Patriarch, please be in touch with the Office of the Patriarch as soon as possible, to make the plans for further visitations.
On January 2, 2019 The Most Reverend Dr. Michel Marie Ondigiu Essomba, D.D., joined The Anglocatholic Church. He joined us with his parishes and clergy and church members. Welcome! Bishop Essomba will be Auxiliary Bishop to Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Jean Ndjewel in The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mediator Dei (Cameroon). The Anglocatholic Church has now 31 bishops.