AN ECUMENICAL UNION OF TRADITIONAL, ORTHODOX OLD CATHOLIC CHURCHES AND DIOCESESunder the patronage of The Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion)
First Sunday of Lent
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil."(Gospel of St. Matthew 4:1)
During this Lent, let us go into the desert of ourselves, into prayer, penance and fasting.
FEASTS AND SAINTS OF THE CHURCH
March 5 St. John of the Cross
March 7 Ss. Perpetua and Felicity
March 9 St. Gregory of Nyssa
March 11 St. Constantine the Great
March 17 St. Patrick of Ireland
OCC NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 22, 2014
It is with great sadness that the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation must announce the sudden death of our new beloved Patron, His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. S. Tilewa Johnson, Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion), who just recently made an official proclamation recognizing the Confederation as a "distinct Old Catholic Christian community" in partnership with the Anglican Communion. The President of the OCC Synod of Bishops, The Most Rev. Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, extends his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Bishops and Member Churches of the Old Catholic Confederation to wife and their children, offering the assurance of our prayers for the repose of the soul of the Archbishop, for consolation during this time of grief and for the Anglican Church of West Africa. Speaking of Archbishop Tilewa Johnson, Bishop de Paulo said "He was a robust man of great humor and personality with profound moral character and vision for the Church, and he will be greatly missed." Requiescat in pace. Anglican Communion News
January 14, 2014
The Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation publish Apostolic Exhortation "To Heads of State and Government on the Fundamentals of Christian Social Teachings" exhorting world leaders to be mindful of the poor and the weak and their duties to the citizen. The Bishops also ask the world leaders to avoid war as much as possible by exhausting all rational and diplomatic means prior to considering military action.