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 A Pre-Denominational Orthodox-Catholic Jurisdiction          

 Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide

ŒCOCW - The Name of the Church

The Church is known by many references that unfortunately do not accurately depict the Church as established by Jesus Christ.  Overtime it has become more closely identified to human characteristics such as Greek Orthodox, the Eastern Orthodox, Western Rite, Antiochian, Russian, Serbian, or simply the Orthodox Church.  The term “orthodox” is a composition of the Greek words orthos, meaning correct, and dokein, meaning to believe and to praise.  Therefore, the communities of believers who believe and worship correctly are known as “Orthodox Christians.”  However, more precisely, depictions other than Orthodox Christian is incorrect and reflects those human practices that separate rather than bind us as a family “they may be one as we are one…..” (John 17:21).  These communities as members of the once undivided Church are also referred to as “Catholic,” which denotes the “universal” character of the Church, which title is not limited solely to the Roman Church.

The ŒCOCW

The ŒCOCW is first *Œcumenical in character as defined below, as well as Canonical, meaning it conforms to the accepted canons of the Orthodox Church comprised of ecumenical councils one through seven.  It is Orthodox as defined above “right teaching and right practicing,” and is becoming worldwide in its membership, influence and recognition.

*The term "Œcumenical" refers to the Greek words "oikos" meaning a house and family gathered into a worldwide Assembly of God's people and "oikoumenikos" of being a living church open to, and participating in the whole world as part of the Universal Church.  This term should not be confused with the contemporary, generic term, "Ecumenical," which implies "relative" inclusiveness, and that all doctrines are equal, but rather refers to the original, historical definition as traditionally taught by the Holy Church Fathers.

Multicultural, Multi-Liturgical, Fully Diverse

The ŒCOCW is also ecumenical in its composition and practice of multicultural and diverse liturgical and ritual expressions such as Western Right, Anglican, Old Catholic, Eastern, and Syriac.

Old Catholic Orthodox Church

 

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Extraordinary Diocese of St. George

ŒCOCW Military and Civilian Chaplaincy, Extraordinary Diocese of St. George

The Holy Synod of the ŒCOCW voted unanimously at its annual Fall Synod to establish a new Extraordinary Military and Civilian Diocese that will oversee a military and civilian chaplain's corps.  The Holy Synod has elected the †Right Rev. Cyril-Mark (Wilbert Bailey), OSB to organize, lead, and administer the newly chartered Extraordinary Diocese of St. George under which this new military authority will operate.  †Bishop Cyril-Mark will serve as bishop ordinary of the new Extraordinary Diocese of St. George and provide endorsement of military and civilian chaplains through a joint agreement between the ŒCOCW and The Anglican Church shepherded by the †Most Rev. Larry Johnson.

 

                                                                                                                                     

Exatraordinary Diocese of St George

Of The

CEcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide/Old Catholic Orthodox Church

January 30, 2015

Congratulations + Anthony

The pastoral needs of the Ordinary of the Extraordinary Diocese of St George requested your appointment as Auxilliary Bishop, Bishop of Tallahassee, FL, and Episcopal Vicar.  As an Auxillary Bishop of the Diocese of St. George, ……. take possession of your office  per your letter of Incardination from the ECOCW Synod.  …………Excerpts from official Appointment Letter

Signed

The Right Reverend +Cyril Mark Bailey, OSB

Bishop Ordinary

Extraordinary Diocese of St. George

Military/Civilian Chaplaincy

 

 

ST AGAPE Orthodox Church  of the Diocese of ST GEORGE

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Agape and her sisters Chionia and Irene, Christians of Thessalonica, Macedonia, were convicted of possessing texts of the Scriptures despite a decree issued in 303 by Emperor Diocletian naming such possessions a crime punishable by death. When they further refused to sacrifice to pagan gods, the governor, Dulcitius, had Agape and Chionia burned alive. When Irene still refused to recant, Dulcitius ordered her sent to a house of prostitution. There she was unmolested after being exposed naked and chained, she was put to death either by burning or by an arrow through her throat.

THE AUTHENTIC ANCIENT CHURCH

300  Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308     www.agapenewlife.org   bishopwebster2@gmail.com The Divine Liturgy of  The Rite of St Gregory The Great l will be handed Out.    Tithe and Offerings are placed at the entrance upon leaving and during the Eucharist.

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