Revised Canon Law Confirmed by The Holy Synod

On July 1st, 2019, by the decree of His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, The Revised Code of the Canon Law of The Anglocatholic Church (2019) is officially and legally now the Canon Law of The Anglocatholic Church.
The text of The Revised Canon Law will be soon on our webpage.

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Final Day of the Convocation of the Holy Synod

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, there was the final day of the Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church in Toronto, Canada. The business of the Holy Synod was finished and the Final Solemn Mass was celebrated. The Celebrant was His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, DD, The Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church and the Preacher was His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, DD, The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church. Next Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church and The Second Conclave of the College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church is planned to September 2021.

From left: Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France); Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia); Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith; Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia).

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Third Day of the Convocation of The Holy Synod

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, after break fast we celebrated The Solemn Mass of the Feast of Saint Peter and Paul. The celebrant and the preacher was His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, DD, Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church. After the Mass all three Primates in a special Ceremony received their Palliums from the Patriarch. Then we had our regular business sessions. Here some photos of the Mass here and of our fellowship.

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Second Day of the Convocation of the Holy Synod

Two participants: His Eminence Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France)
and His Eminence Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia) at the Coffee
Break of the Convocation.

Then there was Solemn Mass, celebrated by His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, DD, Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church and sermon was given by His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. Ian Charles Adrian, Primate of
Australia and All Oceania of The Anglocatholic Church.

They day ended with very excellent study of the REVISED CODE OF CANONICAL LAW OF THE ANGLOCATHOLIC CHURCH. After hours of hard work, in the evening the Revised Canon Law was ready. Soon it will appear on the website of the Anglocatholic Church. Also other issues were discussed: theological education, intercommunion with other churches, joint liturgy as template for our churches, at the same time giving every diocese to choose their own rite etc.

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Holy Synod Members after the First Solemn Mass

From left to right: Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith, Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere, Primate Ian Charles Adrian.

After several hours of business sessions at the first day, the day ended with a concert – great singer Denise Williams with super concertmaster Dr. David Smith!

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Convocation of The Holy Synod Began

On June 27, 2019, The Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church began in Toronto. It began in a very Christian way – by eating. We had the breakfast at the cloister.

After breakfast we had our First Solemn Mass celebrated by His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, DD, Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church. Holimily was given by His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMind, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church. The Mass was videotaped by EWR.

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Chapel of John Divine at the Cloister

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Patriarch Arrived to the Holy Synod

On June 25, 2019, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, arrived in Toronto, Canada and is staying at the Guest House of The Sisterhood of Saint Divine Convent.

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Your Prayers Needed – Convocation of Holy Synod Begins

From June 27 to June 30, 2019 there will be The Convocation of The Holy Synod of The Anglocatholic Church at the Convent of the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Your prayers needed for this gathering!

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Pentecost Celebrations in Gabon, Africa

A photo of Pentecostal Celebrations in Gabon with His Excellency, The Most Reverend Jean Nicolas Ngijoe, Ordinary of Diocese of Child Jesus of The Anglocatholic Church. Next to him are standing The Reverend Father Innocent Ikapy and The Reverend Father Jimmy Minang.

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