Metropolitan David visits Europe

The Americas: Metropolitan David of Louisiana  visited France accompanying American War Veterans for a three week tour visiting monuments in the care of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) for the Memorial Day and Centenary events commemorating the participation of American forces in the Great War (WWI 1914-18). His Grace, who holds rank of Lieutenant…

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The Americas: Metropolitan David of Louisiana  is currently visiting France accompanying American War Veterans for a three week tour visiting monuments in the care of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) for the Memorial Day and Centenary events commemorating the participation of American forces in the Great War (WWI 1914-18). His Grace will visit England…

Joy in Mexico!

The Americas: continuing his episcopal visitation, Metropolitan David today (Sunday 22 April) administered the Sacraments of Confirmation and of Baptism and celebrated First Holy Communions visiting the missions of Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Veracruz and San Bartolo, Oaxaca.  His Grace also visited the ill and housebound distributing Holy Communion, anointing and laying hands in prayer.  Continuando…

Axios! New deacons!

The Americas: On Saturday April 21 2018, during his episcopal visitation to Veracruz, Mexico, Metropolitan David ordained to the diaconate, Augustín Campechano and Antonio Marín Fernández during Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tres Valle. The two deacons will assist Padres Ochoa and Abrego to serve the five parish missions in…

Incardinations

The Americas: Following the incardination of two priests and four Missions in Mexico on Good Friday, we are delighted to announce the incardination of Monsignor Feliz Ramos Castilla (photo) and the reception of seven Parochial Missions in Cuba. Monsignor Castilla has been appointed Vicar Capitular for the missionary territory of Cuba. On April 14th in Arizona, Father…

The Patriarchs of Antioch joint statement regarding Syria

God is with us; Understand all ye nations and submit yourselves! We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that…

Axios! Paschal Deacons!

The Americas: Easter Saturday 2018 (April 7th) was a joyous occasion in the Province of the Americas & Pacific Rim as Brother Thomas Gierke OSF and Brother Jamie Alaniz OSF were ordained Deacons by Letters Dimissiorial for the Franciscan Order within the Congregation of the Divine Charity by His Excellency, Metropolitan David of Louisiana. The ordination…

Paschal joy!

The Americas: We are delighted to announce the reception of four missions in Mexico into the Province of the Americas & Pacific Rim together with their pastors Padre Abelardo Ochoa Perez and Padre Manuel Abrego Gutierrez. Desiring to be in communion with the historic and authentically Orthodox continuation of the Old Roman Catholic Church, the…