The Anglocatholic Church is ministering in 15 countries in 192 parishes – 7 bishops, 330 priests, 644 deacons – clergy total 981. Church membership total is 48,518.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
In the evening of April 15th 2017 there was Solemn Pontifical Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity Cathedral Chapel in Tallinn, Estonia at the Great Feast of Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Easter Vigil was led by The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik, Ordinary of The Diocese of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God (Estonia). The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, also participated at the Solemn Mass and gave the patriarchal benediction to the faithful at this great Feast of Easter.
Our Bishop, The Most Reverend Jeffrey P. Orellana, clergy, and nuns are leading Good Friday Solemn Divine Liturgy in the Philippines among the faithful.