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JESUS IS LORD
Prince of Peace Pro-Cathedral
Christ Catholic Church
Archdiocese of the Eastern United States
Christ Our Saviour

Prince of Peace  Church
and
Prince of Peace Ministries
Christ Catholic Church
Archdiocese of the Eastern United States
 
(below Icon of St. Willibrord)
 
 

Adoration of the Lamb - Ghent Altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck, c. 1425
Adoration of the Lamb

Below is a photo
of the Sanctuary
of the Pro-Cathedral of the Prince of Peace
(Prince of Peace Parish)
as it appeared until September of 2010
 
(Since that date, the Pro-Cathedral Parish has taken on temporary quarters)
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Defense of Traditional Marriage

Prince of Peace Church adamantly affirms and continues to reaffirm its commitment to the Defense of Traditional Marriage, as being the lawful union of one man with one woman only. We stand side by side with the Holy Orthodox Church and the Holy See of Rome in defending the sanctity of the traditional Marriage and the traditional Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. We will never allow any other interpretation or practice thereof, and we will never allow any of our pastors to perform any ceremony other than the traditioonal Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, as being the union of a man and a woman only.

Christ Catholic Church

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Greetings in the Name of Our Wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Welcome to Christ Catholic Church. Christ Catholic Church is an Orthodox "Old Catholic" Church which has had an abiding prescence in the USA since 1920, and has been self-governing since 1937.
Despite derision from those on the outside, and attacks from within over the ears, Our Lord Jesus Christ has marvelously and miraculously protected this Communion from every adversary and through every adversity.
We continue on...smaller, yet stronger, and Blessed by the Anointing of the Holy Spirit, to continue the work of Our Lord Jesus in proclaiming the historic Faith unto the ends of the Earth.
Thank you for visiting our site here, which is still in the process of construction.
In the meantime please visit our other sites at:
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Also we maintain a Blog site at:
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One Church
Churches that remain united to the Catholic Church
by means of the closest bonds of Apostolic Succession
and a valid Eucharist are true particular Churches.
Dominus Jesus, Declaration of the Holy See by
Josef Card. Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and Tarcisio Card. Bertone
under the Pontificate of John Paul II
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The Former Cathedral of the Prince of Peace, 1983-2007 in Highlandville Missouri (right)
 

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The Late Bishop Patrick M. Cronin Oct. 1989 Excelsior Springs Missouri (Former Superior General

of the Order of the Servants of the Jerusalem Covenant)

The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church

The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church, has been autocephalous in government in the USA since 1937, and is currently formed and composed of those clergy, churches, and ministries; which having been with Christ Catholic Church continuously; did not secede from the original Body of the Church after the death of the Archbishop in 2007; but rather have stayed together outside of any other ecclesial organization; and have maintained the original organization of the Church.

Defense of Traditional Marriage

Christ Catholic Church adamantly affirms and continues to reaffirm its commitment to the Defense of Traditional Marriage, as being the lawful union of one man with one woman only. We stand side by side with the Holy See of Rome in defending the sanctity of the traditional Marriage and the traditional Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. We will never allow any other interpretation or practice thereof, and we will never allow any of our pastors to perform any ceremony other than the traditioonal Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, as being the union of a man and a woman only.

UPDATE: SERVANTS OF THE JERUSALEM COVENANT

The Religious Order of the Servants of the Jerusalem Covenant is now under the Patronage and Spiritual Protection

of Christ Catholic Church Archdiocese of the Eastern United States. he Order was originally by the ecclesiastical

approbation of Late ICAB Patriarch Bishop Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez, who appointed the late Bishop Patrick M. Cronin as first Superior General of the Order. (Update November 4, 2012)

Importance of the actions of the Holy Synod of 1994 echo today

In 1994, the dissolution of the relationship between Christ Catholic Church (America) and Christ Catholic Church International (Canada) had the result of the meeeting of the Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church in Highlandville Mo. that year. I have thought often about this because the definitions spelled out then are still very , especially relevant to us, the clergy of Christ Catholic Church today.

After affirming the end of the relationship with the Canadian body, Christ Catholic Church retained jurisdiction over all (previous) affiliated parishes in the USA and in other domains over which prior jurisdiction had existed. To this purpose, Bishop Karl ruled that the common use of the term “Diocese of Boston” would therefore cease; that the use of the simple term Christ Catholic Church alone, would reflect better the geographical reality, and extent of jurisdiction of the Church. In addition to this, it was (re)declared that the voting constituency of the Church would be those who are in possession of major Holy Orders and faculties within the Church, and these shall be known as the Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church. The majority consensus of this body shall vote on and affirm legislation as brought to it by the presiding bishop, and shall verify mergers, and appointments of bshops and srchbishops in the Church (as it in reality had already been doing). And then as to dogmatic practice, it was announced that Christ Catholic Church is a haven for those who celebrate the Marian feasts of the Church calendar.

New Updates from the Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church

Christ Catholic Church.

see our new home site at https://sites.google.com/site/holysynodccc

We are in continuous direct continuation of the Church since 1937′s declaration of autocephaly when the Church declared it’s independence from The Union of Utrecht; The Mariavite Church of Poland, and the jurisdiction of Archbishop W. H. F. Brothers in the United States. The Churchwas, at that time renamed The Polish Old Catholic Church. Previous to that time, it was an amalgamation of Polish Parishes still tecnically affiliated with the Mariavites of Poland. During that time, Bishop Jozef Zielonka produced a prodigious volume of publications, but all of them were written and published in the Polish language. He was very determined to try to unite all the Independent Polish in both the United States and in Poland. Zielonka was a deposed Roman Catholic priest, born in Poland, who was elevated to the Episcopacy by Bishop Guolotti, who himself had been a Roman (Italian) priest consecrated by Archbishop Vilatte (for the purpose of establishing an Independent Italian Church. The point here is that the Early years of this Communion in America were decidely traditional Catholic in atmosphere, and decidely and overwhelmingly Polish in ethnic orientation, and in the form of the vernacular mass.
Christ Catholic Church currently uses the style of ” The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church” to distinguish us from other ecclesiastical bodies currently using some form of the Name CCC.
The composition of the Church is, at this time, composed of those Clergy, Parishes, and Ministries; which having continued with Christ Catholic CHurch both before and after the death of the Archbishop in 2007; have remained within the Autocephalous Body known as CCC, and have not left it to become part of a “diocese” of any Reformationist denomination. But rather, we have continued to hold the Synodical principles explicitly delegated to the members of the Holy Synod in 1994 at the Missouri Highlandville Synod, and having done so, continue to operate the organization to perpetuate the Holy Catholic Faith which comes to us from the Apostles.
AUTONOMY AND AUTOCEPHALY OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF CHRIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
(taken from the Church Canon of the Same Name)
The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church; hereafter referred to as CCC in this document; is, and shall remain an Autonomous and Autocephalous Church (as it has since 1937 continuously) composed of it’s own Dioceses, Parishes, Local Churches, Chapels, Missions, and all other such Ministries and Outreaches as the Church gives approbation for their establishment. CCC itself is not a “Diocese” or “Division” of any other other Church Body or “denomination”.

Knowing that there are former members, currently using the Name (CCC) or portions of the Name (CCC) for use as their Diocesan sobriquets within their own current respective denominations; we wish them Good Will in their ministry for Our Lord, and we endorse and decree our Full Ecclesiastical Approbation unto then for the free and lawful use of the Name AETERNUM IN PERPETUUM, or portions of the Church Name; yet acknowledging that “The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church”/Christ Catholic Church/Christ Orthodox Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe is itself not actually or officially affiliated with these other ecclesiastical bodies.

The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church is (at this time) composed of those CCC clergy, who; having been with the Church continuously since the 1980′s, have remained with and within it; and did not leave it after the death of the late Archbishop, to join either the SECUSA or the Canadian diocese of the ECCC, nor any other Apostolic organization. These clergy, who constiute the Holy Synod, continue to function, along with their Parishes and outreach Ministries, under the provisions of the decree for the Holy Synod given to them at the Missouri Synod in 1994. The Holy Synod has provided for the creation of, and election of candidates for,an Archdiocese of the Eastern United States, which shall reach geogaphically from a line of longitude in the west corresponding with the western border of the State of Missouri and extend eastward to the eastern borders of the United States. The Holy Synod shall likewise provide for the creation of more Dioceses of different regions as that need happily arises, to better perform the Glad work of evangelization with the Saving Message of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Welcome to "The Holy Orthodox Synod of Christ Catholic Church." of Christ Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe We are an Autocephalous (means self-governing) Orthodox Catholic Church(which has been self-governing since the late 1930s), and has been in America since 1920, when the first national Synod met at Detroit Michigan under Polish-American Bishop Jozef Zielonka. This Holy Church, no longer mostly Polish, and very small in numbers, is decidely Orthodox in doctrine, conservative by and large, and known for being “on fire for the Lord”. The name CHRIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, borrowed verbatiim from the Swiss Old Catholic body of the same name, is used to imply just that…we are a body run by, owned by, and under the Lordship of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Him was (and is) Life, and this Life is the Light unto us, by whom we are delivered from darkness into His marvelous Light, by means of New Birth, of water and Spirit, by believing in Him and receiving the waters of regeneration in Holy Baptism. Jesus gave His earthly Life that we might have life through His Blood and resurrection. He demands that we give our whole selves unto Him, by which He actively becomes Lord of our life, through the unction of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity. Follow with us in these blogs, as we proclaim and celebrate the GOSPEL, the Good News of JESUS, and convey news of the Church also.

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Pictured above is the Former Cathedral of the Prince of Peace (1983-2007) in Highlandville Missouri, which
was associated with the denomination until 2007, under the leadership of the Late Bishop Karl (Hugo R.)
Pruter, who passed away in 2007. His successors to the See of Boston, translated their diocese into the
Southern Episcopal Church, and although still retaining the Name of Christ Catholic Church as part of the
designation of their diocese, they are no longer a part of the autocephalous organization, and are in fact now a part
of the protestant Southern Episcopal Church. We will always claim the Orthodox leadership which Bishop Pruter brought
to the organization, and the general influence he had upon the entire Independent Movement, for years before
there was an internet. Bishop Karl was THE person to contact for news and views of the movement. We who remained within Christ Catholic Church, organized the New Archdiocese of the Eastern United States, and continue on as Christ Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe, autocephalous in the USA since 1937.

From History of Christ Catholic Church

Present day: The orders of the Christ Catholic Church are regarded as valid by the Vatican and by other Catholic and Orthodox communions. The Church has been unaffected by recent fads in theology, and while its outlook is definitely liberal, it continues to maintain the historic Catholic faith and order. The Church is an ideal home for those who want the historic faith and liturgy, in fellowship that allows the widest personal liberty consistent with good order.

The Constitution and Canons establishing Christ Catholic Church as an independent and autocephalous (self-governing) jurisdiction were approved the following year. The consecrators of Bishop Karl were Archbishops Peter Zurawetzky and Uladyslau Ryzi-Riski. These Bishops held valid apostolic orders stemming from Russian and Greek Orthodox jurisdictions.

Although still a small communion, Christ Catholic Church has experienced steady growth. It has been very attractive to many Christians unhappy with modern aberrations in faith and practice, and who long for the traditional, Apostolic Faith. Because its heritage is from the undivided Church, Christ Catholic Church considers itself to be Orthodox-Catholic. The hyphen is used to differentiate this communion from other Churches which may use one or both terms in their names.

The Faith and the Church are inseparable. But Christ Catholic Church does not believe a Church should be judged by the beauty of its edifices and the weight of its bricks and mortar. The Church is, first of all, a family, a support group in which each member must help other Christians work toward that perfection which our Lord set as a goal for our lives in his Sermon on the Mount. Therefore, the Church approves and blesses small groups of Christians working together, and often worshiping together at an altar in a private home.
 
-from History of Christ Catholic Church, by Karl Pruter (d) originally published by St. Willibrord Press, Goffstown NJ


+Blessed be the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages .

Amen.

In Peace let us pray to the Lord.

Kyrie Eleison. (Lord have Mercy).

PRESERVING AND PROMULGATING THE HISTORIC FAITH AND SACRAMENTS OF CHRIST’S HOLY AND ANCIENT UNDIVIDED ORTHODOX CHURCH…IN A MODERN AND UNBELIEVING WORLD, USING THE RITUAL OF THE HISTORIC CHURCH AT THE DIVINE LITURGY IN A CONTEXT FAMILIAR WITH ENGLISH USAGE

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Let us bless the Holy Trinity for the Trinity hath saved us.
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http://hgrwe.tripod.com/jesusisgod (The Commonitory of St. Vincent of Lerins)
Christmas and the Glastonbury Rood at:
Orthodox Prayers and the Nicean Creed at:
Church Calendar at:
Church Lectionary at:
Baptism of the Holy Spirit at:
Church History of this ministry at:
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We are dedicated to preaching the Saving Word of Jesus…the Word that sets men and women free from their sins, as they fall under the mighty convicting power of the Holy Spirit, and lives are forever changed. We live in a desperate age, when all game playing, both in our lives, and in our churches, must be forever at an end. The Living Risen Jesus wants to change your life and then set you on a path of holiness toward the goal of total spiritual union with Him, and His Father, through the Holy Spirit. This is our goal.
We also are dedicated to non-compromise in essentials of the Faith. Christ gave us the Sacrifice of Calvary, to participate in, by faith, as we share in the Eucharistic Sacrifice (which is identical with the sacrifice at Calvary) and as we partake of the Body and Blood, flesh, soul, and divinity of our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, which is worthy of all adoration. Essential to the perpetuation of this Sacrifice of the Mass which we know as the Divine Liturgy; is the perpetuation of the Apostolic Succession of Validly consecrated Bishops as sucessors of the Apostles and validly ordained priests, without which no valid Eucharist could occur.
We are:
HISTORIC…the faith of the Holy Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch , and Jerusalem.
LITURGICAL…the faith and practice of historic liturgy featuring the Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Divine Liturgy.
CHARISMATIC…We believe in the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit, in operation in the Church today.
EVANGELICAL..We teach true Conversion by faith
The Creed
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
I believe one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not maded, of one substance with the Father, through Him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation, He came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and became man.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.

On the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead.

And the life of the world to come. Amen.

*We are part of the “Independent Movement”of Anglican,Old Catholic, and Orthodox Churches. We hold valid Holy Orders; recognized by all the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, yet we are not in canonical relationship at this time with any of the Ancient Patriarchates. Unlike the Roman Church, we have married priests. Unlike the Anglican Church, all our clergy have valid orders recognized by Rome and the Eastern Churches. And unlike the modernist churches, we do not have female priests or bishops.
*We recite the Nicene Creed without the Western addition of the so-called Filioque Clause.
*We maintain the seven sacraments of the Church.
*We stand for BIBLICAL, traditional morality,and family values. We condemn the so-called “same sex marriages”.It is an abomination unto the LORD.
*We cannot condone what God condemns. Therefore we condemn the ordaining (knowingly) of professing homosexuals and lesbians and all other such admittedly immoral persons of profligate lifestyle, into the ministry of the Holy Church.

A Sacramental Church The Seven Sacraments of the Church

Prince of Peace Church recognizes and administers seven Mysterion or Sacraments as channels of Divine Grace. The New Testament records the institution by our Lord, or the practice by the Apostles, of ever Sacrament except Matrimony. The latter is authenticated by the presence of our Lord at the marriage at Cana. Baptism (gateway to the Sacraments) makes one a Christian, a child of God, and a member of the Body of Christ, His Kingdom on earth. It begins our new life in God. (St. Matt. 28:19; St. John 3:5) Confirmation (Chrismation) gives new life by the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are anointed with Holy Chrism (oil consecrated by a Bishop) and become one with the priesthood of all believers. (Acts 8:14-17)

”The Mysterion of Repentance”

(Confession, Penance) reclaims those who have fallen from grace after Baptism. Just as we have the Sacrament of Baptism to effect our union with God and His Kingdom in the first place, so we have this Sacrament to restore that union when it has been broken by sin. Through this Sacrament our sins are forgiven and we can make a new beginning. (St. Matt. 19:19, 18:18)This is part of every Eucharist.

Holy Eucharist

(Divine Liturgy, Holy Mass) unites our individualities with God as the human and divine natures were first united in the Incarnation. In this Sacrament, we partake actually and truly of the Body and Blood of Christ for the nourishment of our souls and bodies, for eternal life. (St. Matt. 26:26-29)

Holy Orders

(Ordination), is the means whereby the Church conducts its work. In this Sacrament, the grace of God descends upon the laying-on of hands by an Apostolic Bishop. This Rite, which is recorded several times in Scripture, has provided an uninterrupted succession from the Apostles. (St. John 15:16, II Timothy 1:6)

Holy Unction was a practice of the Apostles during our Lord’s ministry. In this Sacrament, we receive anointing with blessed oil for the healing of infirmities, both of the soul and the body. (St. Mark 6:13; St. James 5:14)

Marriage is the Sacrament which joins a man and woman in a Holy Union before God. As Christ, by his presence, blessed the marriage at Cana, he also blesses the marriage of those who are members of his Church. (St. John 4) Living the Faith Today, as in all times, “the world, the flesh, and the devil” are very much with us. It is not possible for an individual, or for a family, to live a truly Christian life apart form the Church and its Sacraments. *

MORALITY
We believe in traditional Biblical morality. We denounce those churches and jurisdictions, which have abandoned Christ to go after the lifestyles of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We will never be affiliated with any group which endorses homosexual ministry, ordination of homosexuals, or any such diabolical practice. Further, we do not believe in the ordination of women. Christ called twelve men as apostles, and their successors, likewise, have all been men. We do believe in married clergy, and all clergy are to uphold the highest standards of morality.
“While the Divine Liturgy is the primary service of worship, the Church also encourages use of the traditional Offices of Matins and Vespers, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and such Western Catholic devotions as The Rosary, Novenas and Stations of the Cross. Christ Catholic Church follows the Gregorian Kalendar commonly used by the Western Church, but variations are permitted.”*
The official Liturgy is the Western Rite, but also permitted is the Eastern Byzantine Rite of St. John Chrysostom, which we have published at this site also (see site directory).
Many people have come into this movement, after seeing the Biblical justification for the historic view of the Holy Eucharist. Witrhout this, there is no sense to our mission, no purpose realized in the gathering together each Sunday, unless we can gather as the people of God WITH our Lord and Saviour, Jesus who promised to be present with us. We believe wholeheartedly in the truth of the transubstantiation of the Eucharistic bread and wine into the true and real Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Ascension of Jesus seen by The Holy Theotokos and the Apostles

Unalterrable truthes
The Bible isthe true inspired Word of God.
TheNiceneCreedistobeheld and believed without alteration oradditions.
God created the world and everything in it.
Marriage is a holy sacrament, and only between a MAN and a WOMAN.
Abortion is murder, and iscondemned. Weare adamantly Pro-Life.
The clergy are to exemplify the highest moral standards. No immoral person, or fonicator, or sodomite is to be ordained into the ministry. No woman is to be ordained into the ministry. The Sacrifice of the (Mass) Divine Liturgy is the central liturgy of Christ’s Holy Orthodox Church.
Morning Prayers

Thou hast raised me from bed and sleep, O Lord; enlighten my mind and heart, and open my lips, that I may praise Thee, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God. For the sake of the Mother of God, have mercy upon us.O Christ, the True Light, Who illuminest and sanctifiest every human being coming into the world: let the light of Thy countenance be turned upon us, that in it we may behold the unapproachable Light. guide our footsteps toward working according to Thy commandments, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother, and of all the saints. Amen.To Thee, O Master Who lovest mankind, I hasten on rising from sleep; by Thy mercy I go forth to do Thy works, and I pray unto Thee: help me at all times, and in all things; deliver me from every evil thing of this world and from the pursuit of the devil; save me and lead me into Thine eternal Kingdom. For Thou art my Creator, Provider and Bestower of every good; wherefore all my hope is in Thee, and to Thee I ascribe glory, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

We bless Thee, O God in the highest and Lord of mercies, Who ever workest great and mysterious deeds for us, glorious, wonderful and countless, Who providest us with sleep as a rest from our infirmities, and as a repose for our bodies tired by labor. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us in our transgressions, but in Thy love toward mankind, Thou hast raised us up that we might glorigy Thy Majesty. We entreat Thine infinite goodness, enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our minds from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouths and fill them with Thy praise, that we may unceasingly sing and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by all, the eternal Father, the Only- Begotten Son, and the All-Holy and Good and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Grant unto me, my Lord, that with peace in mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely to Thy holy will. Instruct and prepare me in all things for every hour of this day. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept them calmly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy holy will. Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonable toward every member of my family and all other human beings, that I may not cause confusion and sorrow to anyone. Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my share in all its passing events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love. Amen.

See our other pages of prayer at the links above.

Articles marked * contain material written or adapted from material by the Reverend Paul Dunn. All other material written by Rev. David Ellis except as where otherwise indicated. Scripture quotations are from the King James Version , Douay Rheims Version, and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible except as where otherwise indicated.
Jesus is LORD
Prince of Peace Parish, Vandalia IL

Prince of Peace Music Ministries
WELCOME TO THE portion of the page for Prince of Peace Parish’s MUSIC MINISTRIES OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP…WE ARE HERE TO BLESS THE LORD AND HIS HOLY NAME…TO LIFT HIGH THE NAME OF JESUS…SO THAT ALL MEN MIGHT BE DRAWN UNTO HIM.

This music ministry uses no tapes or soundtracks, only the live use of piano, keyboards, and guitars primarily, which is unusual in Orthodoxy today, but many years ago, Justinian had one hundreds guitarists performing music in the Liturgy at the Hagia Sophia regularly. We also use traditional Chant.
Using both Original compositions, along with many that most people probably know.
Ministering in contemporary PRAISE & WORSHIP genre, and in TRADITIONAL Worship Music, and Liturgical, and modern praise and worship.
Our goal is to create a BRIDGE whereby to worship the LORD in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him (see John Chapter 4). We desire to enter into the heavely realm of worship in the Spirit, and praise for our Precious Lord JESUS.
We cannot cease from singing Praise unto the Lamb JESUS, who gave Himself as a Pure, Holy, and Sinless Offering, a sweet smelling savor unto the Father, that we , through faith, might find life through His Blood, that we might have life, and have it more abundantly.
We exist as a ministry to lead people into a saving relationship with JESUS by FAITH, thereby enterring into covenant relationship with our Lord, and receiving the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Eucharist.
Further, we are here to take with us this mighty filling of the Holy Spirit, poured out in these Last Days upon all flesh who will receive the Love of the Truth of the Fullness of God’s Holy Word. We announce that this did not PASS AWAY with the death of certain apostolic persons, or with the completion of New Testament Canon.
This mighty and supernatural work of the Spirit is God’s Agency for ushering in Signs and Wonders to a sin sick and unbelieving world to show that Jesus still is a Saviour of Power and Wonders.Below are some of the historic hymns of the Orthodox Church, which we have set for use with either guitar or piano or organ.The first three are all in the key of E minor.

The Trisagion
Em
Holy God,
D Em
Holy Mighty.
Em D
Holy Immortal,
C D Em

Have Mercy on us.

Only Begotten Son (by Justinian)
Em
Only Begotten Son,
Em D
and Word of God…though Im-mortal
D Em
You humbled yourself for our salvation
Em D
taking flesh from the Holy Theotokos.
Am D Em
and ever virgin Mary.
Em
And without change becoming man;
Em D
Christ our God You were crucified;
D Em
but conquered death by death;
Em D
You are One of the Holy Trinity;
Am D Em
glorified with the Father and the Spirit…
C D Em
Save us.

The Cherubic Hymn

Em D
We who mystically represent the Cherubim,
Am D Em
and sing to the Life-giving Trinity;
D
the thrice-holy hymn;
Am D Em
let us lay aside all earthly cares…
(3 times)
Em D
That may enter in the King of all;
Am D Em
invisibly escorted by angelic hosts;
D Am D Em
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Prince of Peace Holy Orthodox Church (ARCHEGOS TOU EIRENE EKKLESIA)
The online voice of Orthodoxy in Southern Illinois today

LINKS: Note that not all these links are recommended or endorsed. Some we would, and others, definitely not. All are independent groups
www.concentric.net (the independent directory of J. Gordon Melton)
www.ind-movement.org (a very interesting directory of independent Orthodox, Old Catholic, and Liberal Catholic groups, from ultra-conservative to very liberal)
Recommended Orthodox Links:
www.goarch.org (The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese)
www.ocf.org (valuable Orthodox reference site)
www.monachos.net (another good reference site on Eastern Orthodoxy)
www.antiochian.org The Exarchate of the Patriarch of Antioch
www.ec-ptr.org The site of the Patriarch of Constantinople

Note from Pastor David:
I have included the independent movement info in to the text here to be objective, so that our readers and parishoners will never feel misled in any way. We do hold valid Holy Orders, acknowledged as legitimate by both East and West.
Our canons and the passage of time have rendered situations which cause us to be not in any formal arrangement with the Churches affiliated with the Holy See of Constantinople, with the Patriarch Bartholomew, whom we hold in highest reverence and honour.

God’s Plan of Salvation

All have sinned, the Bible tells us, and have fallen short of God’s Glory.
That is why we must be able to depend on something other than ourselves to save us. That is why God sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ to become the Supreme sacrifice for sin, and for sinners. Because He lives, by His glorious Resurrection from the dead, we too can live.

John 3:16 The Love of God in Jesus Christ

God Loves you.That doesn’t of course…by itself, make you saved, or right with God.

But the fact is that “For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

JESUS CHRIST is His Name. He is the Only Begotten Literal SON OF GOD, God the Son, simultaneously both True God and True Man.

He is eternal. He had no beginning…but in the fullness of time, The Father sent the Son to be incarnate of the Holy Spirit and be born of a virgin, the Virgin Mary.

He came, not just to be “GOOD”…He came to give His life as a ransom for sin, to save sinners like you and me.

The Holy Bible teaches us that ALLL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD>

This is why we cannot ourselves please God. But God sne t JESUS to die on the Cross of Calvaary, to shed His blood for your sins and mine, that by FAITH in His Blood our lives can be transformed being BEGOTTEN FROM ABOVE (John Chapter Three) into a new life in Christ, whereby we can please God, throughthe righteousness of Jesus Christ, if we repent of our sins.

Jesus said: “Except ye repent, ye shall ALL likewise perish.”(Luke 13:3)

We must repent of our own sins and sinfulness and cast ourselves by faith at the feet of the Risen Christ Jesus. “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom 10:13)
CALL ON JESUS TO BE SAVED

Call on Him now: Lord Jesus, I can not save myself. I repent of my sins and my sinful lifestyle, and I come to you now by Faith. Save me. Forgive me and Change me and be the Lord of my life, In Jesus Name Amen.

Next, you are now, if you are sincere; CONVERTED unto the Lordship of Jesus Christ our Lord, the eternal Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. God the Son is now the LORD OF YOUR LIFE.

OK, now what do you do with this situation and spiritual knowledge. Jesus says in the Bible, in Saint John Chapter Three, that each person who comes to him, must have BELIEF (Saving Faith) in Him, and also must be BORN AGAIN (also translated as BORN ANEW or BORN FROM ABOVE). Jesus says this involves a REBIRTH of WATER and the HOLY SPIRIT.

We all know what WATER is.

The HOLY SPIRIT is the Spirit of the Lord God…the Second Person of the Holy Trinity…also known as GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. Now we are learning about, and actually beginning to encounter the true and Living God, as the Holy Trinity. God the FATHER loves us. He sent God the SON, JESUS, to die on the cross, and rise from the dead for our salvation. Then God the FATHER draws us toward Jesus through the invisible work of the Holy Spirit.

Through this inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we have come to the decision to REPENT of our sins, and oursinful lifestyles against God, and turn to Jesus in Faith. This very faith is a gift from GOD, that we could neither devise or come up with on our own.

Now, as we,in faith obey Christ, we come to Baptism in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, being born of water and the Holy Spirit.

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Above, Rev. David Ellis, many years ago , when still a Deacon

Unanimity of Doctrine with the Eastern Orthodox Churches

UNANIMITY OF DOCTRINE WITH THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCHES
The Holy Orthodox Synod of Christ Catholic Church holds faithfully to the doctrines of the Eastern Orthodox Churches; particularly to those of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Moscow. We allow for the practice of many Western or Roman pious devotional practices, like the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, all Marian devotions and feastdays; while holding unswervingly to Sacred Tradition and the Holy Scriptures, and the teaching of the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Church. We proclaim Seven Mysterion or Sacraments. We allow for the use of both the Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy of St. Joannis Chrysotomos, St. Basil, and St. James, and for the use of western rite liturgy in the Christ Catholic Church Mass, the Sarum Rite, and the St. Tikhon revision of the Anglican Mass.
Our commonality with the Churches of the Holy Orthodox Faith is illustrated by the fact, that in 1990, when (then) Patriarch Dimitrios of Constantinople came to America on the first ever visit by a Patriarch of Constantinople; Fr. David Ellis of the Christ Catholic Mission (at the time in Shelbyville Illinois USA) went to the Patriarchal Liturgy with a Greek delegation. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Ellis of Christ Catholic Church was one of the only priests of the Independent Autocephalous Churches, invited up, (in vestments) to assist in the distribution of the Antidoron and the blessing of the congregation, along with all of the canonical jurisdiction priests of the OCA, the Greek Archdiocese, the Albanians, the Bulgarians, and His Holiness Dimitrios of Constantinople, and His Emminence Iakovos, Archbishop of the Greek Archdiocese of North America.
We hold to all doctrinal postions of the Great Church of Constantinople. It is only in matters of discipline (rather than doctrine) that the Holy Orthodox Synod of CCC retains and exercises its autocephalous right to vary in terms of discipline and non-doctrinal practice.
Like the Ukranian Byzantine Catholics, and the Old Roman Catholic Church of England, we allow for both married priests and married Bishops.
We allow for divorced and remarried persons to receive all of the Sacraments of the Holy Church, without the embarassment of an anullment tribunal.

We praise the Lord Jesus for you coming to this short page. This is the Reverend David Ellis. I have been in the so-called Independent Movement since early 1988. I was ordained to the diaconate in the fall of that year. I was ordained to the priesthood on ov. 12, 1989 at Kansas City Missouri by the Late Bishop Patrick M. Cronin, of Schnectady New York, at a mass in which Raymond Loosmore II was also ordained to the priesthood. In attendance, among others, was Bishop David L. Jones of the United American Orthodox Catholic Church. I founded the Holy Orthodox Church of the Theotokos in Branson Missouri in 1989. And then established mission works in and around Shelbyville Illinois. I began Prince of Peace Christ Catholic Mission in 1994, under the ecclesiastical approbation of (then) Archbishop Donald W. Mullan of Christ catholic Church International. At the time of the split between the Canadian Church and the Pruter American Church, I remained within the American Church under Bishop Karl Pruter. Bishop Karl passed away in 2007. Before his death, he granted consecration sub-conditione to Bishop O’Block of the Southern Episcopal Church, with right of succession to the See of the Presiding Bishop of Christ Catholic Church. The SECUSA merged that portion of Christ Catholic Church into a “Diocese” OF the SEC. I have not ever been connected with that group, or approached by them. I have continued with that group of priests and ministries which have remained within the original body of Christ Catholic Church. For mattters of clarification, we have begun using the style “The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church.” This group is truly miniscule, but is Blessed by Our Lord Jesus through the Unction of the Holy Spirit as we continue our ministry for and with the Lord. SINCE THAT TIME... ANd now, for matters of clarification and to prevent confusion with in the Mystical Body of Christ, of which we are a part, but not the whole therof...The Holy Orthodox Synod of the Church has proclaimed that the Name of the National Organization has been changed to THE ANGLICAN RITE APOSTOLIC ORTHODOX CHURCH. This is felt to give greater clarification to exactly what we do and proclaim, and as a sign of our doctrinal strength. This will also help to delineate us from the various organizations which have branched off from this Historic Church, which has remained autocephalous (self-governing) in the United States continuously since 1937. We rejoice in all of our ecclesiastical History and fully embrace and claim it, and will continue to promulgate the History of the valiant work of the Gospel by our honored forebearers in Christ Jesus, to God be the Glory. At the heart of Prince of Peace Anglican Rite Ministries is the desire to Love and Serve Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in all that we say and do and think. In this, we endeavour to fulfill the Master's Great Commission; to take the Gospel of Salvation into and to all the world. We attempt this through Our Divine Liturgy, the Sacraments, the Preaching of the Gospel, and now also since 2006; by the Preaching of the Gospel Online in this format, whereby we now reach persons in all continents of the earth with the Saving News of Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, who died and shed His Blood to save our souls from sin, and rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven, from whence He shall come again i Glory to judge the living and the Dead, and His Kingdom shall have no end. Let us bless the Holy Trinity for the Trinity hath saved us. DIRECTORY OF PAGES: Home page at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com Liturgy page at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/liturgy Second Coming of Christ at: http://hgrwe.tripod.com/secondcomingofchrist Jesus is God at: http://hgrwe.tripod.com/jesusisgod Christmas and the Glastonbury Rood at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/christmasandtheglastonburyrood Orthodox Prayers and the Nicean Creed at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/orthodoxprayers Church Calendar at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/churchcalendar Church Lectionary at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/churchlectionary Baptism of the Holy Spirit at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/receivethegiftoftheholyspirit Church History of this ministry at: http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com/churchhistory https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican/ Our google site page (new and just starting) Solemn Excommunication article at: https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican/home/solemn-excommunication https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican/home/solemn-excommunication Eat His Body and Drink His Blood article at: https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican/home/eat-his-body-and-drink-his-blood See our extensive Blog site of feast days and sermons at: http://princeofpeacemin.lifewithchrist.org/ Main Blog site at: http;//princeofpeacemin.blogspot.com http://princeofpeaceccc.angelfire.com http://anglican-rite.angelfire.com http://princeofpeacemin.tripod.com http://princeofpeacemin.angelfire.com Also we have added a new page at: http://princeofpeaceanglicanriteministries.yolasite.com Be sure to visit http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com for the largest page of ministry info and teaching of the Holy Faith AND Announcing the newest alternate homepage of this ministry at www.princeofpeacemin.webs.com New web attic of miscellany of Ministry info also at:' https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeacebiblestudy https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglicanrite Our Church Endures Our Church Endures The Mission and Parish of our little "Prince of Peace anglican Rite Ministries" has endured since 1994. (This is now the end of 2011, at the time of this particular writing). We have continued with the same Pastor all these years, and continue to voice and proclaim the historic Catholic doctrine clearly and loudly...throughout the so-called "Independent Movement" and throughout the world in general. Through the voice of the Internet, our publications now reach all continents with the Saving Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I have often contemplated the very continuousness of our ministry's existence with a sense of wonder at God's benevolence and His Design. It is only through the mighty unction of His Holy Spirit, that we have been able, in any manner at all, to voice this continuity, and participate in wonderful Kingdom Plan. Several times events have happened which, in the natural world, would have seemed like the final end of this Church and Ministry. But thanks to the Power of God, it has not ended. The most recent evidence of this is seen in the photo of the beautiful Sanctuary which we enjoyed the use of, for many years, until September of 2010. At that time, the building, which was owned by a corporation in Chicago, abruptly sold the buildings and land to another corporation, who in turn, almost immediately sold them to a developer. We immediately and suddenly lost use of the wonderful facility which we had enjoyed (rent-free) for so long. This unceremoniously reduced us to the status of appearing to be a "transient Church ministry", holding Liturgy in nursing homes and hospital auditoriums etc. (which is in fact exactly what we have been doing). But in spite of all this, the Holy Church and Ministry continues, just as did the Church of the days after the death of the Apostles. It is this wonderful Grace which is given us by the Third Person of the Holy Trinity which illumines and keeps us full of the Joy of the Lord Jesus, through whom we continue to get the spiritual victory in all things, Praise His Holy Name.

The Softening of Hearts

This is the icon of the Holy Theotokos known as the Softening of the Hearts, or Simeon’s Prophecy. Here Our Holy Lady is seen without the Christ, as Simeon the God-Bearer would have been holding Him at that Holy Moment. Here are seen arrows which metaphorically as swords pierce her own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts might be revealed, as spoken by the Prophet Simeon. Today is the corresponding date for the Feast of the Meeting of Of Our Lord, on the Old Calendar at Feb.2 (Feb. 15) Here we celebrate this Blessed Revelation of the New Testament Saviour unto the Old Testament Faithful, who had looked for so long for the Messiah. Now the Old Testament faithful, represented by Simeon and Anna, see Him face to face.

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The Mass

Sermons, Collects, Epistles, and Gospels for various Sundays and Holy Days of the Church Year

All Saints' Day.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Rev. 7. 2.

AND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 5. 1.

JESUS, seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

All Saints Day Message 2013 of the Reverend David Ellis S.J.C.

On this Holy Day of Obligation; we greet the entire family of the Saints in Light, those whom we know the names of; and those whose names are known in the Kingdom of Heaven, but not yet revealed among or to men upon the earth. This includes all from the lowliest most unknown saint from the most obscure corner of the earth, up to and including the most Holy Apostles, and the Mother of Our Lord Jesus.

We need to always lift up their holy lives and examples; for we are all called to be saints, as St. Paul says; and we have a partial share in their condition and lot now, even in this world, as we still struggle against the wiles of the devil, and all the gross and lurid, and yea, even the most subtle temptations of this world. Christ has called EACH of us, to take up OUR Cross and follow Him. For each of us, the Cross we bear varies somewhat from believer to believer. We must take up all that would impede us from our journey with Christ...even if it is things that are not of themselves sinful, but they become so unto us as we would otherwise allow them to impede us from our life with Christ in the Holy Spirit's unction and sanctification. Look at the words of St. Paul in Colossians Chapter One Verse 11 as he says:

"Strengthened with all might, according to the power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy, [12] Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: [13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, [14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins; [15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"

Christ has made us (not we ourselves who have made us) WORTHY...He has made us WORTHY to be PARTAKERS (this word in the original means that for now we are PARTAKERS IN PART (with the lot of the Saints in Light). Even now we enjo some of this beatitude that comes from the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and the unity thereby with the Holy Trinity. Therefore let us strive to enjoin upon our hearts the determination to always allow Christ to lead us, day by day, as we journey TO BECOME SAINTS. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity.
Nov. 3 2013

The Collect.

O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 3. 17.

BRETHREN, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 22. 15.

THEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

Nov. 3rd 2013. Here Jesus refutes hypocrisy and thievery at the same time. This passage should be especially prophetical in light of the tyranny today in the form of the dictatorship-like foisting upon American of the so-called Affordable Healthcare program commonly known as Obama-Care. It is neither affordable nor Caring. Instead, the new tyranny demands that all working Americans subsrcibe to an expensive TAX in the guise of government owned insurance, to break the backs of the american workers, and ultimately, to destroy the american economy. They demand that we sign up and enroll on a broken and non-functional website monopolized by and operated by Verizon as the agent of the Obama administration. And if we are late getting through to the unreachable web site by January 1st, then we can each be fined $595.oo dollars apiece for noncompliance. Mr Obama; we the loyal citizens of the United States, intend to pay our taxes, we will always render unto Caesar that which is owned by Caesar...but we will not render unto Caesar, Henry the Eigth, or Mr. Obama...the things which are NOT Caesar's, Henry the Eigth's, or Mr. Obama's. We must stand united and tall against Tyranny. We must proclaim that we will NOT opay for abortions. We will NOT pay for contraception. We will not support Mr. Obama in his quest for alliances with those who BURN CHURCHES and KILL CHRISTIANS in Syria and in Egypt, and in other Islamic countries. We will stand loyal to the Christ who saves us. We will stand loyal to the Church. And like St. Edmund Campion, and St. John Ogilvie, we will defend the teachings and practice of the Catholic faith, even if costs us martyrdom like these great and shining saints of the Reformation period.

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.
Nov. 10, 2013

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. 1. 3.

WE give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 9. 18.

WHILE he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

From the Message of the Rev. David Ellis S.J.C. :

We see Jesus here busy doing Ministry; actually "multi-tasking" doing various miracles virtually simultaneously. He acts on the FAITH of a father who is distraught to provide healing and soon to be raiseing from the dead, but on the way, the FAITH of s diseased woman brings forth healing from JESUS. FAITH HAS MADE HER WHOLE. Faith can make YOU and I whole!

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.

25th Sunday after Trinity

which on November 17th, 2013 uses the



Collect for The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

as the appropriate and received text for this particular Sunday



O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. John 3. 1.
BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 24. 23.
THEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

During these times, which the Holy Scriptures call "perilous times" we see the advent of false Christs, false prophets, and the spread of false religions, which set themselves up to confuse, deceive, and lead men into eternal damnation. We must hold to the unchanging faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and never be parted from that faith for any new trend or popular fad of the day, no matter how much it may try to entice our souls, because they will attempt to entice your soul. Jesus shall not be manifested as some sort of hidden Islamic imam. He shall come again in glory, to judge both the quick and the dead. There shall be utterly NO DOUBT about whther or not it is He when He shall return. All the earth shall know it. Ad all the tribes of the earth shall mourn. And all those who are undone in their sins shall throw up their hands and scream in despair. Turn now if you have not already, to the laver of grace, and receive the pardon of Christ bought at Calvary. (from message of the Reverend David Ellis S.J.C.) for Sunday November 17th, 2013

The Sunday Before Advent:

The Collect.

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Jer. 23. 5.

BEHOLD, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

The Gospel. St. John 6. 5.

WHEN Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.
Sunday October 20, 2013

The Collect.

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. 6. 10.

MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The Gospel. St. John 4. 46.

THERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.
Sunday October 27, 2013

The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 1. 3.

I THANK my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 18. 21.

PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his Lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their Lord all that was done. Then his Lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity.
Sunday November 3, 2013

The Collect.

O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 3. 17.

BRETHREN, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 22. 15.

THEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.
Sunday November 10, 2013

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. 1. 3.

WE give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 9. 18.

WHILE he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Jer. 23. 5.

BEHOLD, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

The Gospel. St. John 6. 5.

WHEN Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

If there be any more Sundays before Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays that were omitted after the Epiphany shall be taken in to supply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted : Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent.

Holy Mary Mother of God;

Pray for us sinners;

now, and at the Hour of our Death;

Amen.

Priest: In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen

Priest: Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created.

People: And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Priest: Let us pray. Oh God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

People: Amen.

Priest: O Mary conceived without sin.

People: Pray for us who have recourse to you

The Gospel of Jesus Christ With Signs Following

The Whole Bible Rightly Divided

Contending that the Power of the Holly Spirit did not pass away with the death of the Apostles, or the Completion of the Bible Canon

Proclaiming the Gospel in the Power and Anointing of the Holy Spirit

Salvation by Repentant Faith in Jesus Christ Our Lord;and Baptism in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, through the merits of His Precious Blood, Shed for us at Calvary. Through the Sacrifice of the Mass, we receive the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, the antedote of eternal life, and we participate in the re-presenting of Calvary on the Altar.

Sanctification by the Spirit

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the inital evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.

Jesus is Coming Back, for those who love His appearing, for those who are looking for Him, and the dead in Christ shall arise, and then we which remain shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and taken up into the air and join Our Lord,who will judge the living and the dead.

There is coming a Great Tribulation, which shall overtake the earth, and then the final anitchrist shall be revealed. At the end of the seven year tribulation, Our Lord Jesus shall return from heaven, with all of us, and all of His saints; and He shall reign forever and ever. His Kingdom shall have no end.

The Gifts of the Spirit, all are in operation, and continue through this current Dispensation of the Holy Spirit.

Welcome in the Wonderful Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are an "Anglican Rite" Orthodox Catholic Church, within the framework of the so-called Independent Movement.

We are affiliated with Christ Catholic Church, and are part of the Christ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States.

We differ from the established Church only in matters of "discipline", but not in doctrine.

We are neither "Low Church" nor "High Church"; we are very simply: "Catholic Church".

We continue the historic Apostolic tradition of the married episcopate (our bishops can be married to a wife.

Our pastor is a member of the Holy Orthodox Synod of Christ Catholic Church, and is also Superior General of the Order of the Servants of the Jerusualem Covenant. This Order was founded for Bishop Patrick M. Cronin, per the ecclessiastical approbation of the the late Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez , former Patriarch of the Igreja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira. The order is currently under the patronage and spiritual protection of Christ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States.

Here at our Church we utilize Historic Liturgies to help fulfill our Liturgical worship of the Holy Trinity and to perpetuate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Divine Liturgy.

We are not affiliated with any of the traditionalist separatist groups, but like them, we favor the use of historic liturgy which glorifies Christ more than man.

We have found, over the past more than twenty years, that the Sarum RIte of pre-reformation England, is a storehouse of a wealth of Christ-glorifying traditional Catholic worship for use as a main Text for the celebration of the Sacred Mysteries.

Please also see our main sites such as the one at https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican

and https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeacebiblestudy and https://sites.google.com/site/anglicanrite

Our pastor is a member of the Holy Orthodox Synod of Christ Catholic Church, and is also Superior General of the "Order of the Servants of the Jerusualem Covenant" religious Order. This Order was founded for the late Bishop Patrick M. Cronin, per the ecclessiastical approbation of the the late Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez , former Patriarch of the Igreja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira.(Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church). The order is currently under the patronage and spiritual protection of Christ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States. The website of the Order is at http://hgrwe.tripod.com

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One Church
Churches that remain united to the Catholic Church
by means of the closest bonds of Apostolic Succession
and a valid Eucharist are true particular Churches.
Dominus Jesus, Declaration of the Holy See by
Josef Card. Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and Tarcisio Card. Bertone
under the Pontificate of John Paul II

We have found, over the past more than twenty years, that the Sarum Rite of pre-reformation England, is a storehouse of a wealth of Christ-glorifying traditional Catholic worship for use as a main Text for the celebration of the Sacred Mysteries. We believe that it IS the Traditional Anglican Rite, which endured for so many hundreds of years (before the chaos of the so-called reformation), and has been reinvigorated in usage throughout the world again today, especially since its adoption by the late Mar Georgius of England (Bishop George de Wilmott Newman); and subseqently by many independent jurisdictions (like our own) and even Anglican and Catholic liturgists.

We include this helpful information, because, when a sincere person looks at the title of our ministry, they might at first be a bit bewildered as to "what we are". We are not part of the Church of England. We are neither Anglicans nor Episcopalians. Neither are we part of any Episcopalian type denomination. We are not protestants. We are part of the Independent Orthodox-Catholic movement. We use the "Sarum Rite" (which is the genuine Anglican Rite, used for centuries in England;; until the persecutions of the Church by Henry VIII); and the "Christ Catholic Mass", as compiled by the late Bishop Karl Pruter, and as revised in 2010-2011 by the Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church.

We perpetuate and proclaim the Historic Faith of the Orthodox Catholic Church to all peoples, both in local ministry and in our extensive world evangelism internet ministries.

Please also see our main sites such as the one at https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeaceanglican

and https://sites.google.com/site/princeofpeacebiblestudy and https://sites.google.com/site/anglicanrite

Sunday August 18th 2013
The Collect.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 5. 16.
I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

The Gospel. St. Luke 17. 11.
AND it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Note that on this particular day, Our Lord Jesus was in the area where Galilee is adjacent to Samaria. The lepers recognized Jesus from afar, and remained afar, as was the custom of lepers (because they were obviously unclean) (VERY UNCLEAN). So they hollered at Our Lord. They used the all powerful Name JESUS. "Have Mercy on us" Jesus uses no ceremony, no spitting on tongues no laying on of hands (though he did this at times with others. No, just very simply he says for them to head for theLevitical priests and present themselves. They turned about, still unclean, and as THEY OBEYED IN FAITH, they discovered they were being healed by the Power of God. We need to obey in faith today, more than ever in this land and in this ungodly day and age. (Leprosy you see, is a TYPE of sinfulness and sinful existence in Bible typology. This is definitely an age where bad is considered goog, and good is considered bad. An age where the Catholic newspaper has to DEFEND THE TEACHING OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE THE HOLY FATHER REFUSES TO, DURING AN ON FLIGHT INTERVIEW ON THE WAY BACK FROM WORLD YOUTH DAY 2013 IN BRASIL. (Where is Pope Benedict when we need him?...SERIOUSLY) Jesus save us from those who despitefully use the CHurch, both from without and from within. Not only is the Independent movement overrun with spiritual leprosy, but many in the Roman communion (who are really NOT TRUE CATHOLICS...just legal members) are spiritual lepers who fight against the Church, and moral teaching. The Lord knows who is really His own, and it will show in the day that He makes up His jewels says Malachai the Prophet. ONE LEPER CAME BACK. Only One. One said Thank you Jesus for healing me. This one was not only made CLEAN...He was made WHOLE. You see, it is one thing to be CLEANSED of leprosy, and still bear the scars of it (the scars of sin). It is another thing to be MADE WHOLE and lose the scars, lose the deformities, and the missing fingers etc. He was made completely WHOLE, by Faith combined with gratitude to Our Lord, and returnd to SUBMIT FULLY UNTO GOD. America must return fully to submit unto God, and not unto the NEW NORMAL of the CHURCH! We need a genuine repentance unto the LORD, and to be made WHOLE AGAIN!

Alleluia Christ is Risen Christos Anesti!

Easter (Anastasis) 2013

Easter-Day.
At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, O come, let us sing, &c. these Anthems shall be sung or said.

CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us : therefore let us keep the feast; Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness : but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7
Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more : death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin : but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9
Christ is risen from the dead : and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death : by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die : even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Coloss. 3. 1.

IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

The Gospel. St. John 20. 1.

THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Palm Sunday 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

The Book of Matthew 21 The Douay-Rheims Version Online Bible (DRV) Matthew 21:1 And when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto mount Olivet, then Jesus sent two disciples, Matthew 21:2 Saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to me. Matthew 21:3 And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go. Matthew 21:4 Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy king cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke. Matthew 21:6 And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them. Matthew 21:7 And they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon. Matthew 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way: Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Matthew 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who is this? Matthew 21:11 And the people said: This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth of Galilee. Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the chairs of them that sold doves: Matthew 21:13 And he saith to them: It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:14 And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple; and he healed them. Matthew 21:15 And the chief priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: Hosanna to the son of David; were moved with indignation. Matthew 21:16 And said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise? Matthew 21:17 And leaving them, he went out of the city into Bethania, and remained there.

Greetings in the Precious Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today we begin Holy Week (2013) and we recall the events of this Day...Palm Sunday, when Our Lord Jesus Christ came into Jerusalem seated upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass. He did this because He was coming in public fashion as MESSIAH (THE CHRIST), and King of Israel, the Son of David. Like David, He rode an ass into the city of Jerusalem to finally give the people the chance to collectively (as Israel) accept Him as lord and Messiah. Many did. Many did not. Those who did, strewed palms in the way, the same as they traditionally did on this day each year for thehigh priest, as he would carry the most spotless sacrifice lamb to the city from Bethlehem, about five miles away, from the Davidic sheepfold. Jesus was truly entering the city as the true perfect,spotless Sacrifice Lamb...the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.Others strewed their cloaks on the roads, acknowledging Him pulicly as their King. (Others would soon say, we have no king but Caesar). Those who laid their cloaks knew who their true king was (and is). They shouted HOSANNA (Save us now Lord). Jesus acknowledged this as the TRUTH. He was coming to save them (and us) now.

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The Sunday next before Easter.
The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

The Epistle. Phil. 2. 5.

LET this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Gospel. St. Matth. 27. 1.

WHEN the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

UNANIMITY OF DOCTRINE WITH THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCHES (article from our denominational website)
The Holy Orthodox Synod of Christ Catholic Church holds faithfully to the doctrines of the Eastern Orthodox Churches; particularly to those of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Moscow. We allow for the practice of many Western or Roman pious devotional practices, like the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, all Marian devotions and feastdays; while holding unswervingly to Sacred Tradition and the Holy Scriptures, and the teaching of the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Church. We proclaim Seven Mysterion or Sacraments. We allow for the use of both the Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy of St. Joannis Chrysotomos, St. Basil, and St. James, and for the use of western rite liturgy in the Christ Catholic Church Mass, the Sarum Rite, and the St. Tikhon revision of the Anglican Mass.
Our commonality with the Churches of the Holy Orthodox Faith is illustrated by the fact, that in 1990, when (then) Patriarch Dimitrios of Constantinople came to America on the first ever visit by a Patriarch of Constantinople; Rev. David Ellis of the Christ Catholic Mission (at the time in Shelbyville Illinois USA) went to the Patriarchal Liturgy with a Greek delegation. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Rev. David Ellis of Christ Catholic Church was one of the only priests of the Independent Autocephalous Churches, invited up, (in vestments) to assist in the distribution of the Antidoron and the blessing of the congregation, along with all of the canonical jurisdiction priests of the OCA, the Greek Archdiocese, the Albanians, the Bulgarians, and His Holiness Dimitrios of Constantinople, and His Emminence Iakovos, Archbishop of the Greek Archdiocese of North America.
We hold to all doctrinal postions of the Great Church of Constantinople. It is only in matters of discipline (rather than doctrine) that the Holy Orthodox Synod of CCC retains and exercises its autocephalous right to vary in terms of discipline and non-doctrinal practice.
Like the Ukranian Byzantine Catholics, and the Old Roman Catholic Church of England, we allow for both married priests and married Bishops.
We allow for divorced and remarried persons to receive all of the Sacraments of the Holy Church, without the embarassment of an anullment tribunal.


``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

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PRINCE OF PEACE  ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC MINISTRIES
Charismatic, Western Rite, Orthodox Faith 
Adhering to Biblical Morality and Orthodox-Catholic Truth and Piety with the Liturgical Usages
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Prince of Peace Parish
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A Western Rite Orthodox-Catholic Church
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Christ Catholic Church
Archdiocese of the Eastern United States
Praying always for those who have let themselves be led into heresies by leaders who have lost the faith. That faith can only be found in His word.
"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."

Per ipsum
Et cum ipso.
Et in ipso est tibi Deo patri omnipotenti in unitate Spiritus

Sancti omnis honor et gloria.

Per omnia secula seculorum amen.

Welcome in the Wonderful Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are a "Western Rite" Orthodox-Catholic Church, within the framework of the so-called Independent Movement.

We are affiliated with Christ Catholic Church, and are part of the Christ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States.


Our pastor is a member of the Holy  Synod of Christ Catholic Church, and is also Superior General of the "Order of the Servants of the Jerusualem Covenant" religious Order. This Order was founded for the late Bishop Patrick M. Cronin, per the ecclessiastical approbation of the the late Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez , former Patriarch of the Igreja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira.(Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church). This order is currently under the patronage and spiritual protection of Christ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of the Eastern United States. The website of the Order is at http://hgrwe.tripod.com

Here at our Church we utilize Historic Liturgies to help fulfill our Liturgical worship of the Holy Trinity and to perpetuate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Divine Liturgy.

We are not affiliated with any of the traditionalist separatist groups, but like them, we favor the use of historic liturgy which glorifies Christ more than man.

Also see our alternate homepage at http://apostolic-ministries.tripod.com
Our Network of websites is one of the largest online resources
for information on the Independent Movement.
We are a Church in the so-called Independent Movement
site updated regularly

Using The Liturgies of Christ Catholic Church Today at Prince of Peace  Church

WE STAND FOR BIBLICAL MORALITY
You may have seen on the news or on Yahoo News that Mr. Phil Robertson of the Duck Commander Company has been lambasted by the Culture of Death for his remarks to a magazine interviewer, in which he told the man that homosexual behaviour is condemned by Scripture, and that he himself used to be involved in pre-marital sex and drugs until he met our Lord Jesus Christ. He was rather brusque in his presentation but quoted Scripture effectively and told them that the Love of Jesus Christ is the saving remedy for all these various immoral behaviours. The Culture of Death, however; refers to his comments about the Love of Christ as "hate" statements. How twisted of a society that we live in today; where Good is called evil, and sin is called holiness. Sin is still sin, and ultimately if we choose to serve sin rather than to serve the Lord; we truly shall perish in everlasting destruction from the prescence of the Lord. For none of these immoral behaviours will be present in Heaven, and anyone is sadly deluded by Satan, if they truly think that these evils are part of the Kingdom of God. Unfortunately, several major denominations ARE deluded by Satan, and believe that these sins have a part in God's perfect Kingdom. But TRUTH is always TRUTH, and does not change. Just as Jesus Himself DOES NOT CHANGE, He is the Same, yesterday, today, and forever. Let us briefly look at the Scriptures that Mr. Robertson effectively quoted to the media:
ICOR 6:9-11
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Welcome in the Wonderful Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are an "Orthodox-Catholic" Church, within the framework of the so-called Independent Movement.

About Us

For Potential Clergy to Review
Priests may marry and have families. Vows are to obedience to the Diocesan Ordinary.
Bishops in our Church have traditionally also been married, and can so do.
Individuals who may divorce and remarry, being reconciled to the Church through the grace of God; are thereby not excluded from the Sacraments. This is not a variance in Doctrine, only in discipline.
Artificial contraception is not endorsed, per Humanae Vitae, promulgated by His late Holiness Paul VI.
No baptized Christian is excluded from the sacramental ministry. * (Baptized in the Trinitarian form)
All baptized Christians are invited to participate in the worship and sacraments of the Church; with belief in the Real Prescence of the Sacrament, for taking Communion in participation in the Holy Eucharist.
We do not officially endorse the Declaration of Utrecht, formulated by Old Catholic Bishops assembled September 24, 1889, and since 1937, have ceased to be affiliated with Utrecht, when we severed connections with Archbishop W.H.F. Brothers, who at the time was acting as Exarch for America for the Utrecht Old Catholic Church, we do however; endorse the Statement issued by Archbishop Mathew, when he severed realtions with the Utrecht Church..
Priests who have left other Catholic Churches because they fell in love with a woman and married (a woman) may join Christ Catholic Church if they are otherwise fit to Serve and the Archbishop approves their service.
Priests are given the option to use any liturgy that has had prior approval from the Archbishop.
The Bible is clear on the issue of homosexuality as sin and rebellion against God, as is sacred tradition and the universal teaching of the church fathers.
A homosexual is barred from seminary and all ministry by canon law in our jurisdiction, and will not be accepted as a candidate for Holy Orders at any time
Our Mission and Goals
In this time of Mass Apostasy, when herds of clergy and even whole denominations are being swept away into the rejection of Catholic and Christian truth, and into debauchery and unnatural practices and lusts; our mission is more important now than ever before. We must stand and will always stand, and will not bow to the social conventions of the age. We will continue to proclaim the Holy Catholic Faith delivered unto us from Jesus Our Lord, unto the Apostles, and from them, unto us.
We will stand with one voice, in support of Traditional Marriage, as designed by GOD HIMSELF, as the spiritual union between one man and one woman. We will stand against any and all attempts by any governments to try to foist unnatural laws "redefining marriage" as any thing other than the union of one man with one woman.
We will stand with one voice in suport of Life, and the Pro-Life Movement. We will resist the culture of death, and defend life, from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death.
We will stand with one voice, in defense of Holy Orders, as being only for Decaons, Priests, and Bishops, as Men only, as ordained by Our Lord Jesus Himself.
We will stand in defense of the Holy Bible as the Inspired Word of God, and Biblical Traditional Christian Morality.
We believe that it is not enough to merely recall the fact that you were once baptized as an infant (which we most assuredly do also and encourage all parents to so do); but we implore all believers to daily place themselves under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and to assess their personal relationship with Jesus, through Whom flows all life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Parish
We are simply a little Parish in Southern Illinois. We are not the smallest Congregation in our town; but one of them. But we continue the great Tradition of the Historic Church. We provide a western Rite Mass in the vernacular of the people, in traditional English; and we maintain the Historic teachings of the Faith, and preach the Word of God.
We wish to live in harmony with all Christian bodies. As Orthodox-Catholc Tradition Christians, we accept the teaching of the Holy Bible, and practice the customs of the Church in History. We reject those modernist abberations such as the "ordination" of women to Holy Orders . We most fervently reject those culture of death errors, such as abortion, that imperil the very heart of human existence. We do not believe in "universal salvation", but stick to the Great Commission of Our Lord to, "Go baptize all nations...", and His words, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me."(John 14:6)
We believe that to live in harmony with those Christians whose beliefs are different means that we can still consider each other as brethren under the banner of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We consider that there are ecumenical ventures through which we can proclaim our faith while at the same time disagreeing. Trinitarian baptism with water is, we believe, the common denominator, as is the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, whereby we receive the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, efficacious for the living and the dead.
The Sacraments

Yes! We believe the Sacraments are "objective and effective signs of the continued presence and saving grace of Christ our Lord among His people and His covenanted means for conveying His grace." There are Seven Sacraments ordained of Christ: Firstly:

Baptism: by water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. This is necessary for the New Birth.

(Matthew 28:19, John 3:5; Romans 6:4, Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21).

The Holy Eucharist, also called the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion, or the Divine Mystery, at the Sacrifice of the Mass: was instituted by our Lord at the Last Supper when He said: (This Parish accepts all Baptized Christians at her Communion Table who believe in the Real Prescence)

"This is my body which is given for you...This is my blood of the New Testament...As oft as ye do this do it in remembrance of Me."

(I Corinthians 11:24; Matthew 26:20- 28; Mark 14: 17-25; Luke 22:14-20)

There are also five other Sacraments in the Orthodox-Catholic faith which include: Confirmation, Penance (Reconciliation of a Penitant), Holy Unction or Anointing of the Sick (also known as Extreme Unction), Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

Confirmation conveys the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and is administered through the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

(Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-7; Ephesians 1:13).

Penance: conveys the acceptance of the forgiveness of our sins.

(John 20:23; James 5:16).

Unction: is the anointing with oil and prayer for for the sick (physically or spiritually).

(James 5:14; Mark 6:13).

Marriage: is the union of one man and one woman for life before God. This relationship, Saint Paul tells us, is like unto Christ and His Church

(Ephesians 5:31-32).

Holy Orders: denote the Apostolic Ministry of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, instituted by Christ.

(John 20:19-23; Matthew 16:18-19; 18:18; Acts 6.1-6). Our Lord commissioned the Apostles and their successors, today's Bishops, to proclaim His work of salvation which He accomplished on Calvary. When we speak of Apostolic Succession, we mean an unbroken line of consecrations and commissions from our Lord to present day bishops, continuing the same teaching and ministry established by Christ.

Pastoring in a Conservative Orthodox Catholic Church in an Independent Movement gone wild

(The below article is pasted from Pastor's Blog)

Welcome in the Mighty Name of Our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ. This blog is a little different than the other published online works that I am associated with. This one will not always be a “Bible or Doctrine Teaching” site; nor an exposition on the Independent Movement (or Independent Sacramental Movement, as they like to call it now); but rather, this is an outlet for my thoughts on our place (in Christ Catholic Church) within the Body of Christ; The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; and within the Independent Movement itself.

I tend to really identify with Saints Athanasius and Gregory of Nazianzus these days. Much of what is termed the “Independependent Movement” is actually nothing more than a polyglot of various persons; in blatant rebellion against Christ; but who like to “have church”. So…they have marched out of the Roman Catholic Church, or the Episcopal Church, or the Lutheran Church, with their “pet” peeve, and founded an organization, and have gotten themselves consecrated by somebody, and now they claim that they are part of the “Old Catholic ” Movement. In reality they are part of the “Rebellion Movement” rebelling usually against one or more features of Biblical Morality. I am quite sure that most of these type people(who I am not making fun of…I pray for them to be converted to the Living Christ) will probably vote for Pres. Obama, because he lifts up the same immoral trademark items that most of these false churches lift up: namely…Abortion, Promiscuity, in the form of homosexual and lesbian activity, and couples living together without the Sacrament of Matrimony. And of course, many of these false churches will gladly “ordain” women, homosexuals, lesbians, profligate fornicators, and whatever other stance one can take against God and still want to “go to Church”.

Our little Church has been assailed and assaulted with attempts upon of all of the above, and survived and driven this back. Pastors of such groups will probably hate me, and that is fine, but they need to repent and to know that they are dupes and tools of demons who gladly use them to subvert the morality of the public unto the eternal damnation of the souls of the followers. Eternity is a LONG TIME, as those of us who are growing OLDER are keenly aware of…as we feel the approach of a Coming Eternity. NOW is the time when we must make an mpact for Christ in a world governed by “moral relativism”, bereft of absolutes. Well, I am one to tell you, that the Catholic Faith contains TRUT…THE TRUTH, and true Moral absolutes. It is opnly by God’s sovereign grace in Christ Jesus that we are saved and made holy; yet on our part, we must acquiesce to God’s will and to the action of the Holy Spirit, and respond in such a way to become developed into sainthood. We need to about the works of Christ, and of the emulation of the great saints, that we may become instruments of Christ in the Holy Spirit, unto the redemptionof the world and thesaving of souls. May God Bless all who read this. David

for more on our parish we also have Parish sites at:
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GOD WARNS US TO BECOME AS THOSE OF OLD WHO FELL INTO GROSS IMMORALITY

Romans 1:16-32

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them
The Apostle teaches us that if we abandon God in favor of our lust for sin; we will be given up by God unto all sorts of foul Satanically inspired behaviours. And then we will loose the knowledge that these things are horribly wrong, and we will follow the path of perdition straight into eternal damnation in Hell. Sadly, whole major denominations have adopted this course; even offering to write LITURGIES celebrating such heinous behaviour! God deliver us from such in this apostate age!
 
 
 
From History of Christ Catholic Church

Present day: The orders of the Christ Catholic Church are regarded as valid by the Vatican and by other Catholic and Orthodox communions. The Church has been unaffected by recent fads in theology, and while its outlook is definitely liberal, it continues to maintain the historic Catholic faith and order. The Church is an ideal home for those who want the historic faith and liturgy, in fellowship that allows the widest personal liberty consistent with good order.

The Constitution and Canons establishing Christ Catholic Church as an independent and autocephalous (self-governing) jurisdiction were approved the following year. The consecrators of Bishop Karl were Archbishops Peter Zurawetzky and Uladyslau Ryzi-Riski. These Bishops held valid apostolic orders stemming from Russian and Greek Orthodox jurisdictions.

Although still a small communion, Christ Catholic Church has experienced steady growth. It has been very attractive to many Christians unhappy with modern aberrations in faith and practice, and who long for the traditional, Apostolic Faith. Because its heritage is from the undivided Church, Christ Catholic Church considers itself to be Orthodox-Catholic. The hyphen is used to differentiate this communion from other Churches which may use one or both terms in their names.

The Faith and the Church are inseparable. But Christ Catholic Church does not believe a Church should be judged by the beauty of its edifices and the weight of its bricks and mortar. The Church is, first of all, a family, a support group in which each member must help other Christians work toward that perfection which our Lord set as a goal for our lives in his Sermon on the Mount. Therefore, the Church approves and blesses small groups of Christians working together, and often worshiping together at an altar in a private home. from History of Christ Catholic Church, Karl Pruter (d) originally published by St. Willlibrord Press, Goffstown NJ

Links to the Official sites of Christ Catholic Church (Archdiocese of the Eastern United States)
Christ Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe

http://www.christcatholicchurch.webs.com/

and at https://sites.google.com/site/christcatholicarchdiocese

and at https://sites.google.com/site/holysynodccc

blogs at http://christcatholicchurch.wordpress.com/

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GOSPEL READINGS AND SERMONS OF PRINCE OF PEACE CHURCH

Christmas 2013, December 25th

Christmas First Eucharist:

The Collect.

O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of thine only Son Jesus Christ; Grant that as we joyfully receive him for our Redeemer, so we may wit sure confidence behold him when he shall come to be our Judge, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world with out end. Amen.

The Epistle. Titus ii. 11.

THE grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 1.

AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Csar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Juda, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be de livered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, be hold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Our Lord Jesus is still the Light of the world, shining brightly in the midst of the darkness of a world that has refallen into thedepravity of the pagan age. Still He calls to us to come Home to Him. The Father made A WAY IN A MANGER, to LEAD to the CROSS, by which Our Lord has secure the salvation for us that He was born into this world to provide. Literally, he was born TO DIE. Not becase of sin, for He never sinned. But for sin, as He who laid among the shepherds' lambs of Bethlehem, was the true sacrifice Lamb. The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Let Him be Born in your heart today, if you do not know Him personally. He still changes and renew the lives of men everywhere. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. May the Peace of Christ reign in your hearts

From History of Christ Catholic Church
 

Present day: The orders of the Christ Catholic Church are regarded as valid by the Vatican and by other Catholic and Orthodox communions. The Church has been unaffected by recent fads in theology, and while its outlook is definitely liberal, it continues to maintain the historic Catholic faith and order. The Church is an ideal home for those who want the historic faith and liturgy, in fellowship that allows the widest personal liberty consistent with good order.

The Constitution and Canons establishing Christ Catholic Church as an independent and autocephalous (self-governing) jurisdiction were approved the following year. The consecrators of Bishop Karl were Archbishops Peter Zurawetzky and Uladyslau Ryzi-Riski. These Bishops held valid apostolic orders stemming from Russian and Greek Orthodox jurisdictions.

Although still a small communion, Christ Catholic Church has experienced steady growth. It has been very attractive to many Christians unhappy with modern aberrations in faith and practice, and who long for the traditional, Apostolic Faith. Because its heritage is from the undivided Church, Christ Catholic Church considers itself to be Orthodox-Catholic. The hyphen is used to differentiate this communion from other Churches which may use one or both terms in their names.

The Faith and the Church are inseparable. But Christ Catholic Church does not believe a Church should be judged by the beauty of its edifices and the weight of its bricks and mortar. The Church is, first of all, a family, a support group in which each member must help other Christians work toward that perfection which our Lord set as a goal for our lives in his Sermon on the Mount. Therefore, the Church approves and blesses small groups of Christians working together, and often worshiping together at an altar in a private home.  from History of Christ Catholic Church, Karl Pruter (d) originally published by St. Willlibrord Press, Goffstown NJ

 

Links to the Official sites of Christ Catholic Church (Archdiocese of the Eastern United States)
Christ Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe

http://www.christcatholicchurch.webs.com/

and at https://sites.google.com/site/christcatholicarchdiocese

and at https://sites.google.com/site/holysynodccc

blogs at http://christcatholicchurch.wordpress.com/

blogs at http://christcatholicchurch.blogspot.com/

 

Front of the Miraculous MedalBack of the Miraculous Medal

The Miraculous Medal

The Prayers of the Angelus

The Angelus
During Paschaltide, this prayer, said kneeling, is replaced by the Regina Coeli (see below).

V

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R

And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

All

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death.

V

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R

Be it done unto me according to thy word.

All

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death.

V

And the Word was made Flesh.

R

And dwelt among us.

All

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death.

V

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V

Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an Angel, may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord.

All

Amen.

Latin Version:

V

Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae;

R

Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

All

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V

Ecce ancilla Domini.

R

Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

All

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V

Et Verbum caro factum est.

R

Et habitavit in nobis.

All

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V

Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.

R

Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

V

Oremus.Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

All

Amen.



Regina Coeli

This prayer, said standing, is used to replace the Angelus during Paschaltide.

All

Queen of Heaven rejoice, alleluia: For He whom you merited to bear, alleluia, Has risen as He said, alleluia. Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R

Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

V

Let us pray : O God, who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world: grant we beg Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord.

R

Amen.

Latin Version:

All

Regina coeli, laetare, alleluia: Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia. Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

V

Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, Alleluia,

R

Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

V

Oremus : Deus qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus, ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

R

Amen.

THIRD PART OF THE “SECRET”
AS RELEASED BY THE VATICAN, MAY 2000

"I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.

"After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: "Penance, Penance, Penance!"

"And we saw in an immense light that is God: "something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it" a Bishop dressed in White "we had the impression that it was the Holy Father."

"Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way;

"Having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.

"Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspergilium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."

Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima



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