Patriarch lectured to Christian Students

By the invitation of the Estonian Evangelican Students’ Association, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church visited Agape United Methodist Church in Pärnu, Estonia on October 17, 2017. His Beatitude lectured to the students and answered to their questions. Patriarch Ritsbek was accompanied on this trip with The Most Reverend Dr. Raivo Kodanik, Ordinary of The Diocese of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God.

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New Countries Joined Our Church – Bishop Ddjewel Elevated

On October 12, 2017 His Excellency Bishop Jean Ndjewel (left photo) joined The Anglocatholic Church with parishes in Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo and in Nigeria, his diocese is called The Diocese of Mediator Dei of The Anglocatholic Church. Also The Reverend Father Jack Arnold Simo (right photo) in Cameroon joined us with his Brotherhood of Saint John.

At the same time His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, elevated Bishop Jean Ndjewel as Archbishop over the Archdiocese of Mediator Dei of The Anglocatholic Church.

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Patriarch participated at Lutheran bishop’s birthday celebrations

On September 26, 2017, there was a Solemn Thanksgiving Service at Tallinn Lutheran Dome Church, as Bishop, The Most Reverend Einar Soone, celebrated his 70th birthday. At the Worship service Archbishop Urmas Viilma, Archbishop Andres Põder, Bishop Joel Luhamets, Bishop Tiit Salumäe and other Lutheran dignitaries were serving together with ecumenical guests from Roman Catholic, Orthodox and United Methodist Churches. Among the invited guests was also His Beatitude Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek.

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New Priest Incardinated in France

On September 17, 2017 there was a Solemn Mass at The Chapel of Mary the Mediatrix in Croissanville (France), led by His Eminence Archbishop Raphael Marie Villiere, where Father Joseph Sedecias was incardinated into The Anglocatholic Church. Fr Sedecias will be serving our church in Paris. At the Solemn Mass Archbishop Villiere was serving together with Father Sedecias and Acolyte Mr. Yannick Sechet. As an ecumenical guest, His Eminence Metropolitan Leonid Achard from the Byzantine Church, was also participating at the Solemn Mass.

Here is the video of the Holy Mass:

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The Decree of The Patriarch – New Holy Synod members

On September 23, 2017 His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church elevated two more members to the Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church – His Eminence, The Most Reverend Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah, The Archbishop of The Archdiocese of Saint John the Apostle and His Excellency, The Most Reverend Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana, The Bishop of The Diocese of Divine Trinity.

Currently there are seven members at The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church: His Beatitude Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia); His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel (Canada); His Eminence Archbishop Raphael Marie Villiere (France); His Eminence Archbishop Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah (Ghana); His Excellency Bishop Paul J. Boardman, Jr. (United States); His Excellency Bishop David Smith (Canada); and His Excellency Bishop Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana (Philippines). Now all 4 continents of the world are represented in The Holy Synod, where The Anglocatholic Church is ministering: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

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Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church

The members of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church are: His Beatitude Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia); His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel (Canada); His Eminence Archbishop Raphael Marie Villiere (France); His Excellency Bishop Paul J. Boardman, Jr. (United States); and His Excellency Bishop David Smith (Canada).

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Archbishop Villiere appointed as a member of The Holy Synod

By the decree of His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, from September 13, 2017, His Eminence, The Most Reverend Raphael Marie Villiere, Archbishop of The Archdiocese of Mary the Matriatrix of All Graces of The Anglocatholic Church (France) has been appointed as a member of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church. Also Archbishop Villiere has been named as the Special Advisor to the Patriarch on French Diocesis.

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Consecration of Fr. Paul J. Boardman Jr. and Fr. Mathew E. Mount as Bishops August 5, 2017

During The First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church in Seekonk, MA, USA on August 5, 2017 there was Solemn Mass celebratated by His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek and assisted by Metropolitan Archbishop Glentis G. Samuel, where Father Paul J. Boardman, Jr. and Father Mathew E. Mount were consecrated Bishops in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. They will be serving as bishops of the Anglocatholic Church.

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Enthronement of Patriarch Heigo Ritsbek in 2017

On August 6, 2017 at the Feast of Transfiguration, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, was Enthroned at The Solemn Liturgy and the Pontifical High Mass among the participants of The First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church in Seekonk, MA, USA.

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New Meetings of Holy Synod and The Conclave of College of Bishops

The next meeting of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church is planned to be in Toronto, Canada June 27 – 30, 2019. The next Conclave of The College of Bishops will be in 2021, exact date and place not yet determined.

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