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About johnkersey

Historian, musician and educationalist.

Holy Cross African Orthodox Pro-Cathedral burglarized

Holy Cross African Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Harlem, New York, was burglarized last Thursday and a number of valuable items stolen, including several with connections to Archbishops Vilatte and McGuire. The Cathedral is appealing for the return of the stolen items, … Continue reading

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“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever … Continue reading

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Statement on the Order of Corporate Reunion

The connection between the Apostolic Episcopal Church and the Order of Corporate Reunion (OCR) reaches its eighty-fifth anniversary this year. Recent changes in the Order have prompted us to issue a public statement, so that it may be understood where … Continue reading

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Easter 2018

The Apostolic Episcopal Church wishes all a very happy Easter.

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Christmas 2017

The Apostolic Episcopal Church wishes all a very happy Christmas.

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The Apostolic Episcopal Church is featured in the journal “Polish Free Mason”

The current edition of the journal Wolnomularz Polski – The Polish Free Mason – includes an article on the Apostolic Episcopal Church and its relationship to Freemasonry.

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Bestowal of the Sokolnicki Medals at ceremony in Poland

On 24 April a ceremony took place in Poland at which the Juliusz Sokolnicki Memorial Medals were presented by H.E. Dr Norbert Wójtowicz, Grand Prior for Continental Europe of the San Luigi Orders. The Medals, which are awarded in silver … Continue reading

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Death of the Revd. Richard Pumphrey

The sudden death of the Revd. Richard Pumphrey as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident has deprived the Apostolic Episcopal Church of one of her most effective priests. Charles Richard Pumphrey was born in 1947 in Evansville, … Continue reading

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St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, joins the AEC

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has received St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina, into membership. St Alban’s is a Continuing Anglican community meeting at a church in Buenos Aires for worship according to the Book of Common Prayer and Bible study. … Continue reading

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New agreement with the Venerabile Confraternita di Maria Ss.ma del Buonconsiglio della Buona Morte e Misericordia, Città di Castello, Italy

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has entered into a Treaty of Full Collaboration, Partnership, Accreditation and Recognition with the Venerabile Confraternita (o Compagnia) detta del Buonconsiglio di Città di Castello and the OR.VEN. – Ordine Venerabile della Venerabile Confraternita di Maria Ss.ma … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Christmas 2016

The Apostolic Episcopal Church wishes everyone a very happy Christmas.

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Launch of the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has publicly launched the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools as a ministry for the wider Anglican community. The Association’s mission is to assure the maintenance of high standards in Christian education. It is international in … Continue reading

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Changes at the Association of Independent Evangelical Lutheran Churches

As a result of continued ill-health, Bishop Pedro Bravo-Guzman OCR has announced that he is stepping down in favour of Bishop Manuel A. Acuna of Argentina who will now lead the Association. The representative in the United States will now … Continue reading

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Death of Mgr. Roger Fawcett

The death has been announced of Mgr. Roger Fawcett, priest of the Old Roman Catholic Church and Dean of St Lucy’s Old Roman Catholic Cathedral in New York. Mgr. Fawcett, who resided in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, served as a priest … Continue reading

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Death of Archbishop Cecil Mercurius

The death has been announced of Archbishop Cecil Mercurius, Primate for Outreach of the African Orthodox Church. Archbishop Cecil passed away on 28 October at the age of 83 after a long period of illness. He was a member of … Continue reading

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New intercommunion agreement with the Union Apostolique Gallicane

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has entered into an agreement of intercommunion with the Union Apostolique Gallicane, which is headquartered in France and registered as a non-profit association there. The UAG is a descendant of the French ministry of Archbishop Joseph-René … Continue reading

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Consecration service for the Norfolk chapel

The Vilatte Chapel at King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was consecrated in a service today that included the formal enthronement of Dr Kersey as Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church and Catholicos of the West. In the photograph below, Dr Kersey … Continue reading

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Funeral Mass and Interment for Archbishop Brennan

The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Archbishop William Manseau and the Eulogy was given by Bishop Pedro Bravo-Guzman. Archbishops Spataro and Lorentzen represented the Apostolic Episcopal Church. A Memorial Service will follow; details to be announced.

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Death of Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan

Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan OCR, OA, passed away on 1 August following a short illness. Archbishop Brennan was appointed Universal Primate of the Order of Corporate Reunion in 2004 and led that Order with distinction until his death. The Order … Continue reading

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