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intercommunion with the
Celtic Christian Church

Intercommunion is based upon a mutual acknowledgement of valid apostolic orders and sacraments, as well as a common belief in the first seven ecumenical councils and the Nicene Creed.

Churches and religious orders who have concordats of intercommunion with the Celtic Christian Church make their worship services available to one another's members as needed.  Clergy from each Church may celebrate the sacraments together and for either congregation as needed or desired. Particular rites are honored and may be celebrated for one another as well.

The following are "formal" agreements.  While these have been entered into to allow our members a wider range of choice for worship and fellowship, they are not exclusive.  We acknowledge the sacramental life of Independent Catholic and Old Catholic communities in union with bishops in valid apostolic succession around the world, and we recognize our unity in Faith.

Concordat of Intercommunion


We, [Name of Official Representative and the Church], and Bishop Joseph A. Grenier, Presiding Bishop of the Celtic Christian Church, do hereby enter into a Concordat of Intercommunion between our two faith communities, each a part of the Mystical Body of Christ.

We share a common Faith in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and a common sacramental system consistent with traditional Catholic belief, recognizing particularly the preeminence of the Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) as the core and center of Catholic life.


We accept the validity of each otherís Apostolic Succession and Sacramental Orders, and we recognize at the same time the diversity of our separate jurisdictional disciplines and devotional practices.

Therefore we do hereby sanction. approve and encourage joint participation of our church memberships at the Eucharistic table, and we foster and encourage joint celebration of the Eucharist by those in Holy Orders, preserving the discretion of the local authority.

Further, we hereby affirm that each Church will work with the other in a Christ-centered relationship, characterized by mutual love, collaboration in ministry, prudence and the observance of the highest ethical and moral standards.

And we affirm that each Church will honor unity with diversity and the primacy of conscience, always based on respectful and prayerful dialogue.

Given this [date of signing]


Churches or religious orders interested in a formal intercommunion may contact Bishop Joseph A. Grenier, The Celtic Christian Church, 476 Birch Drive, Cresco, PA, 18326 or call 570-595-7950.

The Celtic Christian Church currently rejoices over intercommunion with the following Churches:

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Celtic Rite Churches or Religious Orders:

 

The Celtic Communion of Christ

The Very Reverend Joe Quinn, Th.D, D.D., COSF

Bishop Primus of the CCC

e-mail:  BishopQuinn@celticcommunion.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lindisfarne Community 
The Most Rev. Jane Fitz-Gibbon, Abbess 

The Most Rev. Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Abbott 

 

 

 

 

The Order of the Merciful Christ 

Rev. Cait Finnegan, Abbess

E-mail:  Info@orderofthemercifulchrist.org

570-350-1229

 

 

 

 

Bishop Thomas Faulkenbury OSJ

 


 

Additionally we are honored to share intercommunion with:

 

 

The Catholic Apostolic Church of North America
The Most Rev. Anthony Santore, FRC, Presiding Bishop

E-mail:  bishoptony@cacina.org

 

The Catholic Apostolic Church of AntiochóMalabar Rite

Archbishop Richard A. Gundrey, Presiding Bishop

 

 

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The Most Rev. Brian Ernest Brown, OSH

 

 


The Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of America
The Most Rev. Peter Brennan, Presiding Bishop

E-mail: Ddamdg@aol.com

 

 

The Independent Catholic Union

Bishop Bruce D. Campbell, Presiding Bishop

 

Old Catholic Church in America

E-mail:
poetpat@optonline.net

 

 

For more information about the CCC's involvement in ecumenical efforts see:

The Emerging Church

Guadalupe


 

 

signing concordat with 
Lindisfarne Community

                            

 

NEPA IC Clergy

 

 




 

  

 

 

 

 

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Postal address: 476 Birch Drive, Cresco, PA 18326'

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Last modified: 04/12/14.