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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)


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.


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.


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


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 Reverend Dr. Jens C. Bargmann
237 Chatham Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403
Tel.: +1-410-268-1858, e-mail:

Chaplain Jens Bargmann Chaplain Bargmann is a native of Germany and has served as an officer in the German Air Force. Having lived in America for ten years, he currently serves as the pastor of a congregation on Kent Island, Maryland. He feels very blessed to re-connect with his first love, the military, as he also serves as a chaplain in the Air National Guard.

Monsignor Jens Bargmann, Ph.D. by altar of Christ Lutheran Church ALCC, Kent Island (Annapolis) MD
Monsignor Jens Bargmann, Ph.D. by altar of Christ Lutheran Church ALCC, Kent Island (Annapolis) MDThe Reverend Dr. Jens C. Bargmann

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