THE IMPERIAL ROMAN CHURCH
The Unification of Western and Eastern Traditional Christianity
An International Ethno-Religious Minority.
The Imperial Roman Church is a modern Christian communion of ancient origins. With its Apostolic heritage from Saint Peter the Apostle, Saint Andrew the First-Called, and Saint Thomas the Apostle, and traditions from both the western and eastern Christian Church and Roman Empire, it represents a unique unification of the various branches of the Christian Faith. Its members are described as Old Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Pontifical Orthodox. The latter refers to Christians of the Eastern Rite, Oriental Rite, or of other rites with Eastern or Oriental Christian origins and customs that are in communion with the Supreme Pontiff of the Imperial Roman Church. It is also of Roman/Latin heritage. In fact, multiple Old Roman Catholic/Old Catholic jurisdictions incorporate the concept of Orthodoxy, even including it in their jurisdictional name. Pontifical Orthodoxy is pan-Roman, spanning the original Roman Empire from west to east and extending throughout all of the Christian world. It is at once western and eastern, incorporating the rich and diverse heritage of the Christian faith. Thus it follows the wish of Our Lord Ut unum sint – That all may be one.
Consecration of former Bishop of the See of St. Stephen, Coadjutorship of Rome and Apostolic See of the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate and Anglican Patriarchate of Rome H. Edwin Caudill by Macario V. Ga, Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church, and Bishops Frank Benning and John Hamers. 21 October 1993, Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church, Brooklyn, New York.
The Imperial Roman Church maintains its privilege of autonomy of government, which has existed for nearly 1000 years. Its principle lines of Apostolic authority that are held are
Roman, Gallican, Russian, and Byzantine/Greek. It
is also the ecclesiastical heir to the Roman Empire and the Pontifical
Kingdom of Ruthenia. The church and its members may be described as Old
Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, or Pontifical Orthodox.
Angelo Cardinal Sodano, as Secretary of State and acting on
behalf and in the name of Benedict XVI, confirmed the historic rights
and privileges of the Imperial Roman Church (Anglican Patriarchate of
Rome and Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate), including as an
independent and sovereign Catholic jurisdiction. Indeed, all are
welcome who profess, as we say in the holy mass, the Orthodox,
Catholic, and Apostolic Faith. All are welcome who wish to love their
neighbour and grow in their faith, for the faith is a journey.
The Church is headed by the Florentine-Roman Papa, Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicos as its Supreme Pontiff. The Papa-Catholicos is 266th in succession from St. Peter the Apostle as Prince of the Romans, 74th Grand Duke of Ruthenia, 142nd in Gallican-Antioch succession from St. Peter, 169th in Greco-Russian succession from St. Andrew the First-Called, and 116th in Syrian-Antioch succession from St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Imperial Roman Church as a communion of the faithful is defined as the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate and the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome, as well as the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Papa-Catholicos. Bishops of the Imperial Roman Church need not be of any particular Rite, but may be of any traditional Apostolic Rite, western or eatern. Today the Imperial Roman Church serves as global network of Christian missions. It is represented in the United Nations by the Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) as an organisation in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. The Church has a particular focus on chaplaincy service, helping those who are often forgotten, vulnerable, and in need.
Standard of the Papa-Prince of the Romans
Coat of arms of H.H. the Papa-Catholicos
Il Patriarcato Anglicano (Chiesa Romano Cattolica di Rito Anglicano) è una sovranità ecclesiastica per diritto di Roma con un governo indipendente a stato consultivo speciale col Consiglio Economico e Sociale delle Nazioni Unite. Inoltre, discendiamo dalla Sede di Utrecht, a cui fu concessa l'autonomia nel 1145 da Papa Eugenio III e confermata nel 1520 da Papa San Leone X nella Bolla Debitum Pastoralis, questo diritto divenne noto come Privilegio Leonino. Come l'unico successore di Papa San Leone X e successore temporale di San Pietro Apostolo, il Patriarcato è pienamente cattolico e detiene la stessa autorit` canonica della Comunione Romana (Vaticano). Il Patriarcato è il successore ecclesiastico di Roma temporale, il patrimonio temporale dell'Impero Romano rivendicato storicamente di diritto del papato. La successione passò al Patriarcato dopo Benedetto XVI per diritto di Roma e Firenze, col Papa-Principe e Patriarca Anglicano di Roma con autorità papale come successore temporale di San Pietro, e il Papa-Vescovo di Roma come successore spirituale di San Pietro e de facto sovrano dello Stato della Città del Vaticano. Anche se amministrativamente indipendente, la Sede Apostolica del Patriarcato abbraccia come fratelli gli altri organismi cattolici e anglicani, come la Comunione Romana corrente (comunemente come la Chiesa Romano Cattolica), l'Ordinariato Anglicano, e la Comunione Anglicana. La Chiesa Romana Imperiale, il Patriarcato Anglicano e le chiese dei vescovi riconosciuti dal patriarcato. Anche se amministrativamente indipendente, la Sede Apostolic abbraccia come fratelli gli altri organismi cattolici e anglicani, come la Comunione Romana corrente (comunemente come la Chiesa Romano Cattolica), l'Ordinariato Anglicano, e la Comunione Anglicana. La Chiesa Romana Imperiale, il Patriarcato Anglicano e le chiese dei vescovi riconosciuti dal patriarcato. I governi delle moderne repubbliche di Italia, Germania, Francia, Svizzera, e gli Stati Uniti, e dei moderni regni di Gran Bretagna e Spagna, così come l'Unione Europea non sono affiliati al governo dello Stato Pontificio in esilio.
The Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Additionally, we descend from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope St. Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope St. Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is the ecclesiastical successor to temporal Rome, the temporal patrimony of the Roman Empire claimed historically by right of the papacy. The succession passed to the Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Papa-Prince and Anglican Patriarch of Rome with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter, and the Pope-Bishop of Rome as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State. Although administratively independent, the Apostolic See of the Patriarchate embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The Imperial Roman Church is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Apostolic See. The governments of the modern republics of Italy, German, France, Switzerland, and the United States, and of the modern kingdoms of Great Britain and Spain, as well as the European Union are not affiliated with the Stato Pontificio government in exile.
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