By January 9, 2020 The Anglocatholic Church ministers in 29 countries in 98 parishes in ten archdioceses and nineteen dioceses with 28 bishops, 152 priests, and 56 deacons. Clergy total 236 men. Total membership of The Anglocatholic Church is 28,695 faithful members. The largest membership is in DR Congo, Uganda, and in Kenya. (We do not have statistics concerning Burundi and Rwanda).
His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. Jean Ndjewel, Primate of Central and Western Africa of The Anglocatholic Church ministering in the capital city of Cameroon – Yaounde.
With two bishops and faithful from Greece we are now ministering in 29 countries of the world. His Eminence, The Most Reverend Nikolaos Giannakis, M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop and His Excellency, The Most Reverend Panagiotis Makris, Bishop from Greece have joined The Anglocatholic Church. His Eminence Nikolaos Giannakis will be serving The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Mary of Egypt of The Anglocatholic Church and His Excellency Panagiotis Makris will be serving The Diocese of Saint Irenaeus of The Anglocatholic Church.
THE ANGLOCATHOLIC CHURCH
THE OFFICE OF THE PATRIARCH
Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church
His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia)
Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church
Senior Advisor to the Patriarch
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. David Smith (Canada)
Advisor to the Patriarch
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France)
Administrative Assistant to the Patriarch
The Reverend Father Lars Sperling (Germany)
THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE ANGLOCATHOLIC CHURCH
President of the Holy Synod
Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia)
Vice President of the Holy Synod
Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith (Canada)
Members of the Holy Synod:
Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia)
Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France)
The Reverend Father Lars Sperling (Germany)
Bishop Dr. Earl Lewis Frazier (United States)
PRIMATES OF DIFFERENT CONTINENTS
Primate of All Europe
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere
Primate of All Asia
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana
Primate of All North America
His Eminence Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith
Primate of All Central America
His Eminence Metropolitan Archishop Dr. Mauricio Isaias Largaespada Umana
Primate of All South America
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Fernando de Faria
Primate of All Eastern & Southern Africa
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich
Primate of All Central & Western Africa
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr.Jean Ndjewel
Primate of Australia and All Oceania
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Ian Charles Adrian
By December 31, 2019 The Anglocatholic Church ministers in 28 countries in 95 parishes in nine archdioceses and twenty-one dioceses with 26 bishops, 150 priests, and 53 deacons. Clergy total 229 men. Total membership of The Anglocatholic Church is 28,516 faithful members. (We do not have statistics concerning Burundi, Paraguay, Rwanda, Tanzania and Venezuela).
METROPOLITAN ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST – Primate & Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich – 8 countries (Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda), 34 churches, 4 bishops, 49 priests, 30 deacons with 20,332 faithful members.
METROPOLITAN ARCHDIOCESE OF MEDIATOR DEI – Primate & Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Jean Ndjewel – 5 countries (Cameroon, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria), 16 churches, 6 bishops, 41 priests, 6 deacons with 5,208 faithful members.
ARCHDIOCESE OF JESUS THE MERCIFUL – Archbishop Miroslaw Pawel Salwowski – 5 countries (Czech Republic, Philippines, Poland, Slovak Republic, Venezuela), 21 churches, 3 bishops, 39 priests, 14 deacons with 2,375 faithful members.
On Saturday, December 28, 2019, His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich, DD, Primate of All Eastern and Southern Africa of The Anglocatholic Church, consecrated two new bishops. His Excellency, The Most Reverend Gervasio Nkaranga, Ordinary over the Diocese of Christ the King Divine Mercy of The Anglocatholic Church (Uganda) and His Excellency, The Most Reverend Baltazari Mtenga, Ordinary over the Diocese of Saint Luke the Evangelist of The Anglocatholic Church (Tanzania).
- His Beatitude Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek (Estonia)
- His Eminence Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith (Canada)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana (Philippines)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Mauricio Isaias Umana (Costa Rica)
- His Eminence Primate Jose Fernando de Faria (Brazil)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich (Uganda)
- His Eminence Primate Dr. Jean Ndjewel (Cameroon)
- His Eminence Archbishop Miroslaw Pawel Salwowski (Poland)
- His Excellency Bishop Emeritus Paul Jacob Boardman, Jr. (United States)
- His Excellency Bishop Dr. Earl Lewis Frazier (United States)
- His Excellency Bishop Dr. Raivo Kodanik (Estonia)
- His Excellency Bishop Mathew Enoch Mount (United States)
Dear brothers in Christ, Members of the Holy Synod and members of your families :
Blessings to you all as we as a family celebrate the birth in time of the timeless Son of God whose coming among us in the substance of our flesh has transformed our lives through grace and through the power unleashed in his mighty resurrection from the bonds of death. As the author of the Wisdom of Solomon saw While gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, your all-powerful Word leaped from the heaven, from the royal throne, into the midst of a land that was doomed. Truly this great Light has shined upon us illuminating our darkness with his great light and investing us with the armour of that light that we may be children of God and fellow heirs with God’s only Son. Thus we rejoice greatly and seek to share that light with our fellow brothers and sisters. As we in heart and mind go to Bethlehem and come to kneel before the new born heavenly Child to offer Him our gifts, the gold, frankincense and myrrh of our lives, let us be transformed and born anew that we may minister before Him in this world with renewed zeal for the salvation of souls and the coming of the Father’s kingdom. Arise, shine for your light is come!
Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. Et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre, plenum gratiae et veritas.
In fraternal love, +++ David
“Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum”
+++ Archbishop David Smith
Presiding Patriarch, The Anglocatholic Church
To All Clergy and Laity of The Anglocatholic Church –
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Patriarch Dr. HEIGO RITSBEK, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD,
THE ANGLOCATHOLIC CHURCH