The Old Catholic Communion of North America

An Old Catholic Communion made up of autocephalous Old Catholic Churches.

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Welcome to our visitors and may the Peace of Christ be with you!

 

The Old Catholic Communion of North America is not a church in and of itself. Instead the Old Catholic Communion of North America is structured in the model of the Early Church when each bishop was equal, and each diocese and/or entire Church was autonomous/autocephalous  regarding ordinations, rites, etc. And yet as in the Early Church though each diocese or Church was autocephalous many of those that shared a common set of beliefs and theology would accept each other as having valid theology and sacraments and in doing so would be in communion and as such were universal or “catholic” in spite of diffusion . 

It is the desire of the Old Catholic Communion of North America to provide a means for Old Catholic Churches and Old Catholic Bishops and their diocese to return to the structure of the Early Church as disciples with a shared core set of beliefs. These beliefs to which we refer are are stated in the Declaration of Utrecht and the Fourteen These of the Old Catholic Union Conference at Bonn. It is by acceptance by a Communion Concordat based on both the both proclamation of, and practice of the beliefs and principles found in these documents that one may seek recognition in the Old Catholic Communion of North America.

In closing, is the the vision of the Old Catholic Communion of North America to become a means  for Old Catholic Bishops and Churches in North America to come together in a form of expressed unity that will result greater recognition of our faith and in doing so be a means of providing both a voice of Old Catholicism and provide places of worship to Old Catholics.  We ask that you prayerfully consider our vision and contact us for additional information.

 

We may be contacted via email at occna@aol.com.

 

Blessings,

 

Bishops of the Old Catholic Communion of North America