Metropolitan Archbishop, The Most Reverend Dr. Mkhaliseni Patrick Mkhize, B.D., M.Th., Ph.D., D.D., has joined The Anglocatholic Church with 2 bishops, 5 priests, 2 deacons and 1,500 church members. He will be serving as the Metropolitan Archbishop of The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Peter the Apostle of The Anglocatholic Church (South Africa).
By the Patriarchal decree of August 21, 2018 Primate Archbishop David Smith has been appointed as the Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church and Bishop Paul Jacob Boardman, Jr. has been appointed as the Chaplain of the Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church.
The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church has decided: a) not to have the position Vicar General; b) to establish a position of Patriarch Coadjutor; c) in the case of sede vacante immediately Patriarch Coadjutor will become Acting Patriarch, his enthronement will be at the next Meeting of the Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church.
By the powers vested in us, We, The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, hereby appoint The Primate of Australia and All Oceania, The Most Reverend Dr. Ian Charles Adrian, Dip.Th., Lic.Th., Ass.Th, D.D., a Member of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church.
Currently the members of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church are: Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia); Primate Dr. Jean Ndjewel (Cameroon); Primate Dr. Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana (Philippines); Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia); Primate Glentis Gladstone Samuel (Canada); Primate David Smith (Canada); Metropolitan Archbishop Raphael Marie Villiere (France); Bishop Paul Jacob Boardman, Jr. (United States).
The Meeting of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church will be next June at the Guesthouse of The Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine in Toronto, Canada.
Preparations for the Meeting of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church in June 2019 in Toronto, Canada are going on. It will be another milestone for The Anglocatholic Church, as The Holy Synod is the only legislative organ over the whole communion. The Conclave of The College of Bishops is a meeting for fellowship, encouragement, comraderie, and serving the Lord together. The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church consists currently of eight bishops.
On August 6th, 2017, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, was Received and Enthroned as the Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church together with the Celebration of Pontifical High Mass in Seekonk, Massachusetts, United States of America at The First Conclave of The Anglocatholic Church. The Celebrant of The Enthronement Mass was Archbishop Glentis Samuel, assisted by Bishop Paul J. Boardman and Bishop Mathew Mount and Canon David Smith.
Special days for Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek – March 9 Deacon Ordination 1979; April 12 Birthday 1951; June 23 Priest Ordination 1996; August 6 Patriarch Enthronement 2017; August 25 Episcopal Consecration 2012.