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BISHOP JOSE MORENO OF BRASIL MINISTERS TO STREET PEOPLE

These photos show how Bishop Jose Moreno is ministering to very poor "street people" in the city of Indaiatuba, Brazil. He preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them, administers Communion, and helps to meet their social, spiritual, and material needs. In doing so, he obeys the command of Christ, who said, "As much as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to me." Please pray for this important ministry in our diocese in Brazil.

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People

Bishop Jose Moreno of Brasil Ministers to Street People


RECENT ORDINATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF THE ALPHA & OMEGA

Gary Alan Jordan was ordained a Deacon by His Grace Archbishop Michael Bland Simmons on July 23, 2016, on the Feast Day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Gary will serve as a member of the Georgia Mission, the Archdiocese of the Alpha and Omega, the Anglican Church of the Americas, with an appointment to serve in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The photos were taken during his ordination Mass.

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

 Gary Alan Jordan

Biography

Baptized:  1958

Education:     Bradley Central High School

Austin Peay State University, Lee University

 

Gary served in the Air Force as a Sargent from 1967-1971.  He served one year in Vietnam as an Air Traffic Controller and was with NORAD and Tactical Air Command in the continental United States.   He was honorably discharged from the Air Force and joined the U.S. Army Advanced ROTC program at Austin Peay State University where he was commissioned RA in 1974 and was assigned to Air Armor (pre-flight training).  He was honorably discharged when his first wife, a Captain in the Army Nurse Corp, died in 1974.   Gary had a daughter 5 ½ months old and deemed it an impossible task to raise a daughter properly and complete flight training so he applied for and was given an Honorable Hardship Discharge to enable him to raise his daughter.  At that time, he returned to Cleveland, TN, his hometown and felt that he was called to Christian Ministry.  He enrolled at Lee University where he began studying for the ministry.  While in school, he began evangelizing periodically on weekends.    In 1977, Gary decided to enter the ministry full time.  He took at small congregation of 13 people in London, KY, that worshipped at 2:00pm on Sundays in an Assembly of God Church until they began construction of their own facility in 1979.    The new facility was completed in 1980 grew to 100+ in 1981.  The church has now grown to approximately 250 in attendance with a new larger worship facility.

After leaving London, Gary continued to minister through evangelism but in 1983 turned in a different direction.  He worked for Moore Business Forms for 9 years where he won numerous sales awards including Sales Person of the year out of a population of 375 sales people.   In 1992, Gary decided to start his own company providing Marketing, Communications and Advertising services working with companies such as Days Inns of America, Contel Communications, MCI, and AT&T.  In 1994, Gary began working with Episcopal Renewal Ministries which was eventually renamed Acts 29 Ministries.  He worked with Fr. Charles Fulton as a consultant in their marketing and fundraising efforts.  He also worked with them in the development of print communications as well as “YouthQuake”, an annual youth event that grew from approximately 250 youth to over 1,500.  The Acts 29 Magazine received more than 40 awards in areas ranging from content and design to photography and layout.   

In 2006, Gary was awarded the exclusive contract to develop the career of a young horse trainer in Missouri.  Gary worked to develop a completely new brand identity as well as product lines.  He was instrumental in codifying and simplifying his training system.  In 2007, Gary developed the concept for an equestrian television show and in 2007 presented to RFD-TV Network and the show began airing in January 2008.  Gary was the director/executive producer and scripted all of the TV shows.   In April of 2009, the TV show was rated number one in the Nielsen Ratings for all equine shows. 

In 2010, Gary and his wife Karen began attending St. Jude’s Church in Marietta, Georgia.  At the urging of Fr. Charles Fulton, he considered and subsequently accepted an opportunity to become a Deacon in the Anglican Church of the Americas.  Karen, Gary’s wife, is as important to his Deaconate efforts as anything he does.   Gary says that he and Karen have, in all things, been and remain a team. 

Gary Alan Jordan was ordained a Deacon by Archbishop Michael B. Simmons on July 23, 2016, on the Feast Day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Gary will serve as a member of the Georgia Mission, the Archdiocese of the Alpha and Omega, the Anglican Church of the Americas.

 


Archbishop Simmons' Recent Essay Published in a Festschrift

Archbishop Simmons' essay, "Time, History, and Eternity in the Theophany of Eusebius of Caesarea" was published in 2016 in Pascha Nostrum Christus. Essays in Honour of Raniero Cantalamessa, Pier Franco Beatrice and Bernard Pouderon, eds. (Paris: Beauchesne), pages 137-173. His Grace Archbishop Michael was honored to be invited to contribute an essay on Father Cantalamessa's 80th birthday. Father Cantalamessa has served as the Preacher to the Vatican Household under popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. Since the original essay lacked the texts cited from the Syriac translation of the Theophany, they are provided for all interested scholars by clicking here.


Photos of the ordination of Rev. Juan David Espinosa to the Holy Order of Deacon. The Right Rev. Javier Morales, Bishop, Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Barranquilla, Colombia. August 2016

Ordination of Rev. Juan David Espinosa to the Holy Order of Deacon.

Ordination of Rev. Juan David Espinosa to the Holy Order of Deacon.

Ordination of Rev. Juan David Espinosa to the Holy Order of Deacon.

Ordination of Rev. Juan David Espinosa to the Holy Order of Deacon.


PHOTOS FROM THE DIOCESE OF THE TRINITY, BISHOP JORGE QUINTERO, BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA. THESE PHOTOS CONCERN A NEW DIOCESAN MINISTRY THAT HAS BEEN CREATED IN COLOMBIA WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 11.

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity

Photos from the Diocese of the Trinity


PHOTOS FROM THE RECENT SYNOD (2016) OF THE DIOCESE OF BISHOP JAVIER MORALES, COLOMBIA, DURING WHICH FATHER EDGAR GOMEZ WAS ORDAINED A PRIEST FOR THE AREA OF MEDELLIN.

Photos from the recent Synod (2016)

Photos from the recent Synod (2016)

Photos from the recent Synod (2016)

Photos from the recent Synod (2016)


RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ, BISHOP (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)

RECENT PHOTOS FROM OUR DIOCESE IN PERU, BISHOP JESUS MANUEL MEJIA QUIROZ (FEBRUARY 2016)


Photos from the Diocese in Peru, Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary

Bishop Jesus Manuel Mehia Quiroz, Ordinary


RECENT ORDINATION IN THE DIOCESE OF ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA (DECEMBER 2015), THE RT. REV. JAVIER MORALES, BISHOP ORDINARY.

Recent Ordination

Recent ordination

Recent ordination

Recent Ordination


BREAKING NEWS (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015)

We are delighted to announce that the Diocese of the Trinity, the Republic of Colombia, South America, under the episcopal care of Bishop Jorge Quintero, has initiated a new religious community, the Congregation of St. Patricio, with the Superior being Monseigneur Julio Cesar Diaz Granados, as the following announcement from Bishop Quintero states:

Excelencia, con gran cariño le saludo y agradezco a Dios el que su viaje a Inglaterra haya sido un éxito, seguimos orando por usted y por toda nuestra amada Iglesia Anglicana de las Américas, tengo también buenas noticias para toda la Iglesia, y lo creo así porque al leer su carta veo que Dios suscita un mismo espíritu en nosotros, en especial hacia la vida religiosa, lo digo porque esta semana en común acuerdo con el obispo Javier Morales (Diócesis de Santiago Apóstol) hemos dado la Bienvenida a una pequeña comunidad anglicana de religiosos, son la Congregación de San Patricio, cuya espiritualidad es netamente es la Misión en áreas de alta complejidad, su superior es Monseñor Julio Cesar Díaz Granados y está conformada por seis hermanos en su mayoría clérigos anglicanos.
Le ruego querido Arzobispo que permanezca en oración por esta Comunidad Religiosa "Congregación de San Patricio", para que este proceso sea fructífero.


RECENT ORDINATION IN COLOMBIA
Below are several photos of the recent (October 2014) ordination of Rev. Nelson Julio Avila under the episcopal leadership of Bishop Javier Morales, the Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Bogota, Colombia.

Ordenacion

Ordenacion

Ordenacion

Ordenacion


RECENT HAPPENING IN THE DIOCESE IN PERU (May 2014)

As the letter below indicates, Bishop +Jesus Manuel Mejia Quiroz participated in ceremonies for the first anniversary of the diocesan seminary in Peru. He informs Archbishop Simmons that new courses in Sacred Theology will soon be made available in the curriculum of the seminary. The bishop also shares the exciting news that the missions in the diocese are growing, and many children and youth are attending Sunday Schools. Finally, he is planning to take a prolonged trip to the jungles in the interior of the country in order to ascertain the possibility of planting a new mission in this part of Peru. Please remember him in your prayers.

Mons. Michael B. Simmons
Querido Arzobispo.

Un fraternal saludo desde lima – Perú.

Comunicó a Usted, lo siguiente.

1.- Hemos celebrado con la ayuda de Dios el II Aniversario de la APC University – Perú. Nuestras actividades de carácter académico y pastoral se han incrementado grandemente en nuestra Iglesia Anglicana en el Perú.
2.- Próximamente se esta aperturando cursos de Sagrada Teología para nuestros seminaristas y para el pueblo en lima Perú.
3.- Dios esta bendiciendo con buenas vocaciones a nuestra Iglesia en el Perú y las Misiones están creciendo. Tenemos muchos jóvenes y niños que nos acompañan en la escuela dominical.
4.- Estoy programando un viaje largo y prolongado por la Selva del Perú, será aproximadamente en el mes de Julio.

Saludos de mi esposa Mayra, de mis hijos, Miguel Jesús y Brenda Valeria; También del Clero peruano. Lo queremos mucho y aguardamos su visita. Muchas gracias por sus oraciones. Bendiciones.

Fraternalmente.

+Jesús Manuel MEJÍA QUIROZ

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.

First anniversary ceremonies for the diocesan seminary in Peru.


ARCHBISHOP SIMMONS SIGNS NEW BOOK CONTRACTS
WITH OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
JANUARY 26, 2014

New Book Contracts

The Most Revd. Michael B. Simmons, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History, World Languages, and Cultures, Auburn University Montgomery, has been offered a contract by Oxford University Press for the publication of his new book, Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate, which will be published in the prestigious Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity series, Ralph W. Mathisen, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, editor. This will be Archbishop Simmons’ second publication through Oxford University Press. In their final report, both anonymous readers recommended that the book be published without reservations. Reader I stated about Simmons’ work: “It is certainly a monument of scholarship, and on a most interesting topic.” And he/she added that the epigraphic references “testify to a truly impressive degree of research.” Reader II remarked: “It is a clear and compelling piece of scholarship on an important subject which, as the author rightly notes, is key to understanding the religious transformation of the Roman world, but inadequately discussed.” Simmons’ book critically examines ancient texts and inscriptions in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac, offering a fresh and stimulating appraisal of the anti-Christian writings of the great Neoplatonic philosopher, Porphyry of Tyre  (d. A.D. 305), who searched for a universal way for the salvation of the soul, and how, in turn, Christian writers of Late Antiquity like Eusebius, Arnobius, and Lactantius responded. Archbishop Simmons analyzes this debate about the soul and its destiny in its broader social, economic, political, and cultural contexts, concluding that it played a vital role during the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity beginning with the reign of Constantine (A.D. 312-337).

New Book Contracts

New Book Contracts


The ordination of Fr. Richard David Hart on July 27, 2013 Bishop Casey Minor from Texas.

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination


Recently Bishop Morales of Colombia presided over the incardination of two priests in his diocese in Bogota: Rev. William Usuga and Alvaro Morea.

Recientemente Obispo Morales de Colombia presidió la incardinación de dos sacerdotes en su diócesis en Bogotá: Rev. William Úsuga y Álvaro Morea.

Incardination in Bogota


Logo Ramon

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE AMERICAS
IGREJA ANGLICANA DAS AMÉRICAS
IGLESIA ANGLICANA DE LAS AMÉRICAS

DIOCESE DEL BRASIL
Obispo Ordinario: +José Moreno
Arzobispo Metropolitano ++Michael Simmons

Por la gracia de Dios Todopoderoso comunico que en el próximo día 21 de mayo de 2013, 07:00 p.m., el Rev. Diácono JEAN AGUIAR DE ALMEIDA será ordenado PRESBÍTERO de la Iglesia del Señor.

La ceremonia de ordenación será en la Catedral de la Iglesia Católica Apostólica Independiente - Avenida Tancredo Neves, 800 - Engenheiro Pedreira - Japeri/RJ. gentilmente cedida por el Obispo +Paulo, Ordinario de dicha Iglesia.

Su presencia y sus oraciones son altamente deseables.

En Cristo,

+Moreno
. . .

Pela graça de Deus Todo-poderoso comunico que no próximo dia 21 de maio de 2013, às 19:00, o Rev. Diácono JEAN AGUIAR DE ALMEIDA será ordenado PRESBÍTERO da Igreja do Senhor.

A cerimônia de ordenação será na Catedral da Igreja Católica Apostólica Independente - Avenida Tancredo Neves, 800 - Engenheiro Pedreira - Japeri/RJ. gentilmente cedida pelo Bispo +Paulo, Diocesano dessa Igreja.

Sua presença e suas orações são altamente desejáveis.

Em Cristo,

+Moreno
. . .

By the grace of Almighty God I communicate that on next May 21, 2013, at 07:00 p.m., the Rev. Deacon JEAN AGUIAR DE ALMEIDA will be ordained PRIEST of the Lord's Church.

The ordination ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of the Independent Catholic Church - Tancredo Neves Avenue, 800 - Engenheiro Pedreira - Japeri/RJ, kindly offered by Bishop +Paul, Diocesan of this Church.

Your presence and your prayers are highly desirable.

In Christ,

+Moreno

. . .

Igreja Anglicana Caminho da Vida
http://www.anglicanalivre.org.br
Tels. 11.4063-8861 | 21.3514-7067 | 31.4062-7631


Archbishop Michael B. Simmons, Ph.D., has been invited to give three lectures on Patristic Theology and History at an ecumenical gathering of seminary students, professors, churches, and the general public from the greater area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, 2012, at the Ireja Plena Reformed (Presbyterian/Calvinist) church in Campo Grande, which is a suburb of Rio de Janeiro; and hosted by Bishop Jose Moreno of the Ireja Episcopal Anglicana Livre of Brazil, and the President of the American Pontifical Catholic University (Brazil campus); the Rev. Jean Aguiar de Almeida, President of the Centro de Educação Teológica Missionária de Brazil; and the Rev. Moisés Andriolo, Pastor, Ireja Plena, Campo Grande. The three lectures will be given in Spanish and interpreted in Portuguese. They are:

  1. Desde los Principios al Segundo Siglo: Jesús a los Apologistas Griegos A.D.
    33-150
    Desde os Primórdios até o Segundo Século: de Jesus aos Apologistas Gregos:
    A.D. 33-150
    (From the Beginnings to the Second Century: Jesus to the Greek
    Apologists A.D. 33-150)

  2. Crecimiento, Desarrollo, y Persecución: A. D. 150-305.
    Desenvolvimento, Crescimento e Perseguição da Igreja: A.D. 150-305
    (Growth, Development, and Persecution: A.D. 150-305)

  3. La Nueva Orden Mundial: Constantino y su Época: A.D. 305-337.
    A Nova Ordem Mundial: Constantino e Sua Época: A.D. 305-337
    (The New World Order: Constantine and his Age: A.D. 305-337)

PHOTOS OF OUR NEWEST MILITARY CHAPLAIN, REV. FR. JEFFREY BORNEMANN, U.S. NAVY, AND HIS FAMILY. HE IS PRESENTLY STATIONED AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.

LCDR Borneman

LCDR Borneman

Approaching storm.

Clearing Palm Grove

Eucharist

Explosion

Kids & Dad sailing.

On stage in Paris.

Shawn Paris Opera

Rocket misfire.

Shreveport.


AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Español Abajo)
THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE AMERICAS
WILL BE HELD AT
THE ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL OF THE ALPHA AND OMEGA
LUVERNE, ALABAMA U.S.A.
ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MARCH 25 & 26, 2011


BEGINNING WITH THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST AT 6 P.M.
THE PREACHER WILL BE THE RT. REV. CASEY MINER
SATURDAY SESSIONS WILL BE IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON ENDING C. 3 P.M.
ALL MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CATHEDRAL PARISH
A SPECIAL OFFERING TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS WILL BE RECEIVED

ATTENDEES CAN MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE RUTLEDGE INN, LUVERNE, ALABAMA AT 334-335-3050
the program for the convention will be sent when it is completed
on behalf of the most rev. prof. michael b. simmons, ph.d., and the cathedral parish of the alpha and omega, you are cordially welcome to the convention


un anuncio importante
la reunión internacional de
la iglesia anglicana de las américas
será el 25 & 26 de marzo 2011
en luverne, alabama EE.UU.
en la catedrál del alfa y omega

empezando con la celebración de la santa eucaristía a las 6 de la noche
el predicador será el reverendísimo casey miner
las sesiones del sábado serán en la mañana y la tarde terminando a las 3 de la tarde más o menos
todo la comida será dada por la paroquia de la catedrál
una ofrenda especial será recibida para ayudar con los gastos de la reunión
los asistentes pueden hacer resercaciones con el rutledge inn, luverne, alabama, teléfono 334-335-3050
el programa para la reunión será enviada cuando está preparado
en nombre del arzobispo michael b. simmons, ph.d. y la paroquia de la catedrál del alfa y omega ¡ustedes serán muy bienvenidos a la reunión internacional!


MISSION TO PERU

In October, Archbishop Michael B. Simmons led a team on an unprecedented mission for the Anglican Church of the Americas. The Bishop of Colombia, +Rosendo Usuga Higuita; and the Bishop of Brazil, +Jose Moreno, assisted him during his Archiepiscopal Visit to Peru. While there the following five major goals were accomplished:

1. Consecrated Padre Jesus+ Quiroz as a Missionary Bishop
2. Ordained five deacons; then ordained them priests
3. Established the New Missionary Diocese of the Resurrection in Lima, Peru
4. Registered the new diocese with the Peruvian government
5. Conducted several evangelistic services with an emphasis upon making new converts of youths and introduced them to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Thank you for remembering this mission in your prayers.


The Archdiocese of the Alpha and Omega is elated to announce that the Most Rev. Robert Edmondson of the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church and a retired Lt. General in the U.S. Army, is now a military chaplain endorsed by Archbishop Michael B. Simmons, Ph.D. Please find below a photo and bio of Archbishop Edmondson.

Most Reverend Robert EdmondsonGratia vobis et pax a Deo Patre nostro et Domino Iesu Christo! (Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!)

By the Grace of God, Fr. Robert W. Edmondson was consecrated a bishop in historical Apostolic Succession on June 26th 2005. His lineages are derived from St. Peter, St. John the Evangelist , St. Andrew, St. Paul, St. James, and St. Thomas. Archbishop Samuel Guido, with four other bishops, consecrated Fr. Edmondson. Bishop Guidoís consecrators were The Most Reverends Peter Paul Brennan of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of the Americas, Nils Bertil Persson of the Episcopal Apostolic Church of Sweden, and Irl Gladfelter of the AngloLutheran Catholic Church and the Augustana Catholic Communion.

On August 23rd, 2005 Bishop Edmondson was elevated to Archbishop.
Main Apostolic Lineage - The Roman Catholic Rebiban Succession via The Duarte-Costa Lineage
Patron Saint, John the Evangelist

Ministry devoted to Our Lady of Fatima.
Motto, Pro Deo Et Ecclesia (For God and Church)

Ordination

Fr. Edmondson was baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic and joined the Protestant Episcopal Church in the late 1960's. He was ordained December 9th 1973 at Mountain Lakes , New Jersey. He was consecrated in Apostolic Succession as a Bishop on June 26, 2005 by Archbishops Samuel Guido, Jim Groover and other bishops of the Catholic Church (Lutheran Rite) at Slatington, Pennsylvania. On October 19th, 2006 he was reincardinated into the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church, an Augustana Catholic Communion.

Ministry

As a minister of the Gospel , His Exellency served in parishes in Mountain Lakes, NJ, Peace Dale, RI, Jeffersonville, IN, and Louisville, KY. He also worked for the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. With nearly 30 years service to the US Army and Army Reserve, he served 16 years as a Chaplain. In addition he has served as a Civil Air Patrol Chaplain since 1975.

Episcopal (current)

Member Holy Synod of Bishops, Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church
Archbishop Ordinary, Archdiocese of Pittsburgh-Ohio Valley.
Vicar for Military and Veteran Affairs.
Bishop Director, Office for Promoting Christian Unity.
Chairman, Board of Governors, St Ambrose College
Secretary General, Augustana Catholic Communion
VICAR GENERAL OF ALCC as of January 5, 2009.

Education

Norwich University (Military College of Vermont), Bloomfield College, Drew University (Theological School) , Louisville Theological Seminary. Wittenberg Lutheran Seminary

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Sacred Theology (STM), Doctor of Ministry (D. Min), Doctor of Theology (Th.D).

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Divinity (DD), Concordia Theological Seminary.

Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD), Wittenberg Lutheran Seminary.

Military Service

Bishop Edmondson was Commissioned Second Lieutenant US Army, Corps of Engineer , 1968

Aide de Camp to commanding general of Corps of Engineers, 1968-70

Appointed to Chaplain Corps as a Chaplain, 1975

Unit Chaplain of the Year, 1985, Served as staff chaplain with 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, Headquarters U.S. Army Reserve Officers Corps, Headquarters NATO. Exchange Officer to West German Defense Ministry and Royal Belgium Army. Depatment of the Army General Staff, Department of Defense, and Advisor to the President. Lt Gen Edmondson was promoted to his first star in 1997

Organizations

United States Service Corps, Deputy National Commander, Lieutenant General

Civil Air Patrol, Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel

Honorary Colonel, State of Kentucky

Member, Order of St Ambrose

Member, Fraternal Priestly Society of Saint Peter

Our Church

We proclaim the Bishop of Rome to be successor of Peter and Holy Prophet, Seer, and Revelator. We accept his spiritual authority.
We proclaim our Church to be Catholic, not Protestant.
We seek reunion and communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
We accept the Apostolic Creed as a statement of our faith. We profess to be a confessional faith in the Lutheran tradition.
We believe that ecclesiastical and priestly authority are derived only through Apostolic authority, meaning the laying on of hands , in an unbroken link, from Jesus Christ.
We proclaim Episcopal authority to be the interpreter of Scripture, Dogma, and tradition, so far as bishops are inspired by the Holy Ghost.
We proclaim the evangelical tradition of the church, as founded by Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
We worship in a liturgical tradition and believe the Eucharist to be at the center of our worship life. We pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Saints for intersession.

++ Bishop Edmondson

In Full Communion
Athanasian Catholic Church, Traditional Church of England, Traditional Church of Scotland(Episcopal), Traditional Church of England - Australia, Evangelical Marian Catholic Church

In closing we offer a daily prayer for Benedict XVI:

Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicti. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum fecit eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. Amen

(Let us pray for Benedict our Pope. May the Lord preserve and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies).


 

THE ARCHIEPISCOPAL VISIT TO COLOMBIA
JULY 31-AUGUST 9, 2010


The Archiepiscopal Visit of the Most Revd. Prof. Michael B. Simmons, Ph.D., to Colombia from July 31-August 9, 2010, was very productive and fruitful. Archbishop Simmons presided over and preached at nine Masses in the metropolitan areas of Bogota, Medellin, and Bucaramanga. Most of the Masses were standing room only and they lasted on the average of three hours, one hour of which normally was spent in ministering in prayer and by the laying-on of hands, ministering the gifts of the Holy Spirit after the preaching of the Gospel. These times of invitation for prayer and blessings consisted of many people receiving personal blessings for such needs as healing, blessings for marriages and the family, financial prosperity, accepting Christ as one's personal Lord and Savior, blessings for students in colleges, and many more. In Bucaramanga, after a Mass of Prosperity where more than three-hundred people were in attendance, the Archbishop gave a live interview on a local television station concerning his visit to Colombia. One of the statements he made to the press was: "The Holy Spirit is doing a marvelous work here in Colombia." (El Espiritu Santo esta haciendo una obra maravillosa aqui en Colombia.")

The Archbishop met with a number of dignitaries in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches of Colombia; the president of a Roman Catholic Seminary in the area of Antiochia; visited the parents and siblings of Bishop Rosendo far up in the mountains; administered the sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass in Medellin to twenty-two youths; blessed the horses and livestock at a horse ranch in Bello, Colombia, north of Medellin; met with a women's ministry group in Bucaramanga; participated in an interview of a ministerial candidate; heard confessions; visited the site of the future cathedral of the Diocese of Christ the Good Shepherd in Bogota; presided over and preached at a Mass far up in the mountains around Bogota at a refugee camp called Los Alpes, where he prayed for and blessed many of the poor people who lived there; met with several business leaders in Bogota; made hospital and home visits to pray for and bless the sick and those in need; met with the clergy of the Diocese of Christ the Good Shepherd in Bogota; enjoyed visiting various tourist and historical sites around Medellin and Bogota; strengthened the churches under his archiepiscopal care and ministry; renewed pre-existing relationships and made new friends, especially enjoying "Paisa," a traditional food, and the delicious fruit of the country - especially his favorite, Papaya - and the superb coffee which has made Colombia famous all over the world.

Archbishop Simmons is very grateful to Bishop Rosendo Usuga Higuita, his wife Claudia, their two daughters Lady and Lorena; Archdeacon Abrham of Medellin; and all the clergy and laity who made his Archiepiscopal visit to Colombia a wonderful time of blessings and enjoyable Christian fellowship. To God be the glory for the great things he has done.


January 6, 2010 Captain Doug Brown is awarded the Bronze Star. (Click image to see larger view)

Chaplain Doug Brown - bronze star

Chaplain Doug Brown

Chaplain Doug Brown


The photos below concern the small chapel that will soon be dedicated at the Goya Anglican Mission in North Argentina. Deacon Maria Montenegro is the Pastor and a member of the Archdiocese of the Alpha and Omega.

Goya Anglican Mission in Northern Argentina

Goya Anglican Mission in Northern Argentina

Goya Anglican Mission in Northern Argentina

Goya Anglican Mission in Northern Argentina


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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