Interfaith relations

Europe: Metropolitan Jerome has a keen interest in the plight of persecuted Christians and has been eager to express solidarity with those suffering in the Middle East for some years. Appreciating the history of our church with the Patriarchate of Antioch & All the East, Metropolitan Jerome has continually tried to highlight the plight of Syrian…

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…

Chicago Synod 2017

Chicago, USA: The first holy Synod of the canonical Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion took place on Thursday, November 9th last week in Chicago uniting two of the historic American incorporations, the See of Chicago [1917] and the Archdiocese of the Old Catholic Church in America [1925] and the Province of Europe. The purpose of the…

RIP Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor

Today on the Feast of St Giles, Abbot, the sad news of the passing to eternal rest of His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, emeritus Archbishop of Westminster and previously Bishop of Arundel & Brighton. His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey communicated the condolences of the clergy and faithful of the Province of Europe to His…

Manchester Arena 2017

Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey’s statement concerning the awful tragedy of the suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena, UK, yesterday evening: “After the confusion of last evening, the nation has awoken this morning to the awful clarification of an horrific event, a suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena, as young adults and children were exiting the venue after…

A message for Christmas 2016

The Metropolitan of Europe’s Christmas message for 2016 is published ahead of the celebration of the commemoration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ this coming Sunday. In his message, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV, Archbishop of Selsey, reflected on the meaning of the Incarnation as a practical reality in the lives of those seeking to…

A Pastoral Letter for Christmas 2016

Metropolitan William of Kentucky’s pastoral letter for Christmas to the clergy and faithful of North America. CHRISTMAS PASTORAL: 2016 DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST: As we progress in this new Church year and this new calendar year we acknowledge that 2016 was a challenging year for Americans. A divisive election, violence throughout the world,…