Welcome a New Congregation to the IOCC
There is a new church in the Diocese of Florida, We are pleased to announce that Holy Apostles Church, Dunedin, Florida has joined with the Independent Old Catholic Church. On behalf of Archbishop George and Bishop Richard, we welcome the congregation to our family. The church will by served by rotating priests from Saint Michael’s at the discretion of Monsignor Juan.
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Apape Seminary operates in several locations. Our Administrative Headquarters is in Tampa, Florida. There are branch campuses in Louisville, Ky, and in Virginia. The Office for IOCC students and overseas students is located in Ottawa, Canada.
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We are sad to announce that Joanne McCormick, the loving wife of Archbishop Maurice McCormick, was called home to her eternal rest this morning, August 11, 2019. Please pray for Maurice and the entire McCormick family, as we all remember the joy and promise of the resurrection.
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*Report - 2019 IOCC Synod - Florida, Oct 19th and 20th.
*Fifteen Bishops and Clergy met for two days and held discussions, sharing and presentations on a range of topics.
*The Synod opened with a Reading of Names of Deceased Clergy and a moment of silence held,
followed with Prayer by Father Peter of Ottawa, Canada.
*This was followed by the Consecration of Michael Gentry as Auxiliary Bishop with Archbishop McCormick.
*A decision was made to not accept applicants from Africa because of the expense and distance of travel. It was noted that there are several Old Catholics Bishops in Africa.
*Bishop White gave a presentation on the Rite of Exorcism and the general feeling was this might best be handled as Spiritual Healing and Counseling and Prayer with anointing for Deliverance.
*Bishop Elect Tom Bryant gave a presentation on the Stages of Spirituality.
*Saturday evening Bishop George held a service of Compline.
*It was decided by all present to hold Synods annually, sometime in October with dates and agenda prepared well in advance.
*It was also decided that IOCC may prepare Anglican and Lutheran Rites for worship use.
*On Saturday evening Primate George and Bishop White visited The Church of Holy Apostles in Dunedin, they have recently joined the IOCC as a Parish.
*Sunday morning, with standing room only, at Saint Michael's Cathedral, Steve Harris was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop for Diocese of Florida serving under Bishop White.
*Tom Bryant was consecrated Bishop of Eastern USA. Bishop Bryant, then in his first action as a Bishop Ordained as a Priest Warren Brown, whom we welcome to the IOCC.
*Primate Bishop George gave the sermon and Msgr Joey celebrated the Eucharist. Delicious refreshments were served by the kind people of Saint Michael's.
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*Fr Joe Grieboski has offered to prepare an IOCC Directory with name, addresses, contact information and emails. More information on this will be given in this announcement forum.
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Please pray for Richard Thompson who is suffering from a Stroke.
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