Eastern Apostolic Vicariate

of the Old Catholic Church

Eastern

A mystical approach following the patristic tradition of Christianity in both Eastern and Western expressions.

Apostolic

A recognized line with the Holy Apostles, whom Jesus had sent out and who in turn ordained their successors. This began what we call now the Apostolic Succession or lineage. It is a sign of authenticity and sacramental validity, no matter to what jurisdiction one belongs.

Vicariate

Christianity has had many forms, names, structures and traditions throughout history, but all are equal (John 14:2). The true church is not an institution or mega-corporation, but the community of believers, transcending denominational and man-made boundaries. All who confess to Christ are brothers and sisters.

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32)

Our Vicariate [vee-KAH-ree-at]  is catholic in faith, practice and devotion. We are inclusive and conciliatory to any walk of life  --  just as Jesus was. We hold to the traditional liturgies of both East and West, the church Calendar and associated traditions, but we also include women in the ministry and share open Communion with all Christians  --  again, just as Jesus did. We accept the Pope of Rome as spiritual head, but also know that one does not have to be part of the Roman institutional hierarchy to be Catholic.